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Jacqueline E. (Child) Gifford

December 23, 1937 ~ May 18, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old


North Brookfield - Jacqueline Edith (Child) Gifford passed away peacefully in her home on May 18, 2023 at the age of 85.  She was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend. 

For many years, Jackie was involved in 4-H and women’s fellowship at the First Congregational Church.  She enjoyed everyday adventures, vacationing and especially going on cruises.  She was a talented dancer, participating in local round and square dance events, along with ballroom dancing with her husband.  Jackie was an avid Celtics fan and loved listening to the games. Her Siamese cats held a special place in her heart as well as on her lap.

Jackie is survived by her four children; Diana Krusell and husband Jay, Henry Gifford and wife Gloria, David Gifford, and Ellen Stetson, as well as her sister, Patricia Szlosek.  She was also a loving grandmother to 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

The family is deeply grateful to her caregivers whose remarkable dedication and compassion enabled Jackie to remain comfortably in her home.  Special thanks to the Overlook Hospice nurses for their skilled and loving service.


A graveside service will be held June 13th at 1:30 PM in Worcester County Memorial Park in Paxton, MA. 


Varnum Funeral Home, Inc., 43 East Main St., in West Brookfield is assisting her family with arrangements.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 200 Ivy Street, Brookline, MA 02446.


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Graveside Service
June 13, 2023

1:30 PM
Worcester County Memorial Park
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Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
200 Ivy Street, Brookline MA 02446


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