PAWTUCKET -Therese (Belgarde) Jackson passed away at home Thursday, January 27, 2011 on her 85th birthday. She was the beloved wife of Joseph C. Jackson for 64 years. Born in Central Falls, a daughter of the late Magloire and Eva (Plante) Belgarde, she resided in Pawtucket most of her life.
Therese was employed by Red Farm Studio, Pawtucket for fifteen years before retiring in 1984. She was a longtime communicant of the Church of St. Leo the Great and a member of the Spirited Seniors.
Besides her husband she leaves two sons, Richard J. Jackson and his wife Ann of Mauldin, SC and Joseph C. Jackson, Jr. and his wife Nancy of North Attleboro; three daughters, Janice P. Ferschke and her husband Richard of Port St. Lucie, FL, Maureen T. Stinchfield and her husband Brian of Manchester, NH and Sharon A. Bolton of Pawtucket; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Lorraine B. L’Heureux and Normand J. Belgarde.
Her funeral will be held Tuesday at 9 a.m. from WILLIAM W. TRIPP Funeral Home, 1008 Newport Ave., Pawtucket, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in the Church of St. Leo the Great, 697 Central Ave., Pawtucket. Interment will be at Notre Dame Cemetery. VISITATION will be Monday 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory to either the Church of St. Leo the Great, 697 Central Ave., Pawtucket, RI 02861 or Home & Hospice Care of RI, 1085 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904 will be appreciated. www.TrippFuneralHome.com