AUGUSTA – Jacqueline E. Green, 85, of Augusta, died Oct. 9, 2022, surrounded by her family.
Jackie was born in East Newark, NJ on May 13, 1937, to Eugene and Josephine Garrahan.
Turning 19 was a big year for Jackie, as it was the year she made connections, bought her first car and met her husband, William “Bill” Green. Jackie and Bill were married on September 18, 1958 in New Jersey and quickly packed up her things to move to Augusta, where her husband was from. She raised two sons while managing the financial records of her husband’s successful crane business, WH Green & Sons.
Jackie was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Nothing meant more to Jackie than being around her family. She loved being a grandmother and her grandchildren loved her. She attended numerous science fairs, dance recitals, high school plays and Christmas concerts – always beaming with pride as she watched, cheered and applauded the many accomplishments of her grandchildren. She was known to her grandchildren for her love and generosity, hosting brunches to enjoy each other’s company and, without exception, having plum candy in her purse to share.
One of Jackie’s favorite places was Acadia National Park where she loved to venture every year. She went there so often that she became known as a regular at many restaurants during the summer. She particularly loved the gardens of Asticou Azalea, so much so that she had dahlias, azaleas, asters and daylilies planted in her home for fun, to share with others and to attract butterflies (which she also loved ). Bringing her family together was paramount to Jackie. Summer barbecues and soaking up the sun on her sons’ Cobbossee Lake docks while watching her grandchildren laugh and play in the water were Jackie’s favorites.
Sunday antique car rides to Fielder’s Choice ice cream were another favorite as she could enjoy her family’s company while keeping her late husband’s memory alive through her sons’ love for everything. which had motors. December meant traveling to New Jersey with her family from Maine to celebrate the holidays and her Polish heritage with her extended family and delicious Polish food. It also meant that her sons’ families were at her house on Christmas Eve to crack Polish Christmas wafers after enjoying a Polish dinner all together.
Jackie took care of her health and on several occasions she surprised the medical staff caring for her with their knowledge and understanding. Jackie remained spiritual throughout her life. She shared her wisdom, remedies, and appreciation for many spiritual modalities with her family, always hoping to remedy their ailments. His grandchildren will miss his cards and phone conversations that kept them connected even as they were separated across the state.
Jackie is survived by her sister, Carol Fox; his two sons, James and his wife, Jennifer, Gene and his wife, Renée; her grandchildren Mckenzie and her husband, Craig Cameron, Sydney, William, Wyatt and Gabrielle Green; and great-grandson, Taytum Cameron.
She is going to join her beloved husband; lots of dogs; and her first son, Billy, whom she lost at the age of 11 months.
Jackie’s family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the caregivers who came to her home and cared for Jackie with compassion and love.
Visiting hours will be at Knowlton and Hewins Funeral Home, 1 Church Street, Augusta, Friday, October 14 from 4 to 6 p.m. and Saturday, October 15 at 10 a.m. followed by a Catholic funeral service at the funeral home at 11 a.m. will be a celebration of Jackie’s life to follow at Augusta Country Club. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited.
Arrangements are in the care of Knowlton and Hewins Funeral Home and Cremation Care, One Church St., Augusta, where memories, condolences and photos may be shared with the family on our website’s obituary page at http://www .khrfuneralhomes. com.