PEPPERELL, Mass. — Jacquelyn Lois Havener Triehy was born March 4, 1928, in Belfast, Maine, and died Oct. 15, 2022, at the age of 94, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born to Olive (Lermond) and Ivan Havener. Belfast always held such a special place in her heart as it was where she and her husband spent their childhoods (both attending Crosby High School) and eventually met and married. In 1945 she represented “Freedom from Fear” on a float in Belfast’s World War II victory parade. In her later years she loved to drive the family past her old house on John Street where she grew up.

Jackie graduated and obtained her RN degree at Boston Memorial Hospital. She married James R. Triehy in 1951. Together they had nine children: Grant, Timothy (Judy), Peter (deceased), Sean (Vicki), Celeste (David Holwick), Alison, Andrew (Lara), Sara, and Michael (deceased). They also had 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Jackie was always a person of service. She was very active in the Methodist Church in Pepperell, Massachusetts, and Faith Baptist Church in Hollis, New Hampshire, teaching Sunday School, leading the children’s choir, singing in the adult choir and preparing countless church and community suppers.  In later years, she attended Pepperell Christian Fellowship.

She served her community in many ways, including Cub Scouts and Brownies, as town nurse, and was very involved in the Pepperell Women’s Club, having been a past president. She was most proud of being a member of the Gideon’s Bible Women’s Auxiliary.

After retiring as charge nurse at the local Freeman Nursing Home, she and Jim traveled extensively, including Ireland, Egypt, Israel, Canada and Europe. For 30 years they enjoyed time with family, friends and guests at their summer home on Crawford Pond in Union, Maine.

A celebration of life service will be held at Pepperell Christian Fellowship, 17 Main St., Pepperell, on Saturday, Nov. 19, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Dr. Stephen Witmer, the Rev. Michael Rattin and the Rev. David Holwick officiating. Burial will follow in Pepperell’s Woodlawn Cemetery.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in her memory to the Gideons at Gideons.org/donate, or to your local Hospice.

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