Obituary for Jacquelyn G. Jabar (Goodale)
Jacquelyn Glennis Goodale Jabar, age 85, died Friday, January 12, 2018 following a brief illness. She was born in Clinton ME on February 13, 1932, daughter of the late John L. and Elsie (Dunham) Goodale.
Jackie graduated from Clinton High School, where she was class president, and the Sisters of Charity Nursing School in Waterville. She worked as a registered nurse in the Waterville area for several years. She later earned her bachelor’s degree in Professional Studies from Thomas College.
She married Paul Jabar of Waterville in 1959. She continued her nursing career in Burlington, VT while Paul attended medical school. They settled in Augusta in 1971 where they raised 4 daughters. She worked as a registered nurse for Kennebec Valley Medical Center in Augusta for 15 years.
Jackie was a communicant of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church for 46 years. She was very involved in church and school life as member of the St. Mary’s school board, classroom mother, and Girl Scout leader. She volunteered for countless school and social activities for her children. She was also a member of the hospital’s Women’s Auxiliary.
Jackie was a favorite aunt to many nieces and nephews and took great pleasure in their achievements. She enjoyed family gatherings. She loved dancing, reading, homemaking and was a wonderful baker. She had a close group of dedicated, long time friends and enjoyed regular outings and trips with them. Jackie had a keen mind for history. She was known for her kind and gentle nature. She spent most of her life caring for others.
Jackie was pre-deceased by her two sisters: Marjorie Kimball and Eunice Miles.
She is survived by her husband of 59 years Dr. Paul Jabar of Augusta, her four daughters and their spouses: Susan Campbell and Kevin of Centerville, VA, Tina Veilleux and Richard of Portland, Catherine Jabar-Dolloff and Priya of Rio Rancho, NM, and Dianne Jabar and Matthew Messier of Burlington, VT; four grandchildren: Lucienne and Natalie Veilleux, Lily Campbell, and Lennon Jabar-Dolloff. Other surviving relatives include her brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and numerous beloved nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends may visit on Friday, January 19th from 3-6 PM at Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, January 20th at 11 AM at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, Western Ave., Augusta. Burial will be at a later date in the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Mt. Vernon Rd., Augusta.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, One Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086.