Dorothy A. Jackson
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1915 - 2013 NORTH ADAMS Dorothy A. (La Bombard) Jackson, 97, of Union Street, died Friday, March 22 at her home.
She was born in North Adams on Sept. 12, 1915, a daughter of Amos and Ada (Plass) LaBombard. She attended schools in North Adams including Drury High School. In her younger years she was employed at the Hoosac Mills in North Adams. She was primarily a homemaker all of her life.
Dorothy was a member of the White Oaks Congregational Church in Williamstown and the First Baptist Church in North Adams. She enjoyed singing in the choir at her church. She also sang in several Minstrel Revues with Don Weston and his orchestra, first appearing at the Richmond Hotel in North Adams. She performed at the Hotel Utica and was a vocalist on Radio WIBX. She enjoyed oil painting, gardening and line dancing.
Her husband, George E. Jackson, died June, 29, 1995.
Survivors include her nieces and nephews, and her dearly loved sister-in-law, Sara Evelyn LaBombard of Bennington, Vt.
She was predeceased by three sisters, Clara Miller, Luella Farnum and Alma LaBombard and by two brothers, Kenneth LaBombard and the Rev. Floyd LaBombard.
Dorothy's family would like to thank the VNA and Hospice and the AT HOME TLC caregivers for all the care provided during her illness.
FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Dorothy Jackson will take place at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at the White Oaks Congregational Church in South Williamstown. Calling hours will be Monday, March 25, from 4 to 7p.m. at the FLYNN AND DAGNOLI FUNERAL HOME, WEST CHAPEL, 521 West Main Street, North Adams.
Memorial donations may be made to the VNA and Hospice of Northern Berkshire, the First Baptist Church in North Adams, the White Oaks Congregational Church in Williamstown or the donor's choice through the funeral home. To send a card, flowers, gist or message, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com
Published in The Berkshire Eagle from Mar. 24 to Mar. 25, 2013