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JACKSON, Geoffrey Gordon Of Norwell, MA and Cotuit, MA formerly of Chevy Chase, MD and Washington, DC died Dec. 23, 2009 at the age of 80. He leaves behind his loving wife Patricia Jackson and two sons: Joshua Banfield Jackson and Lincoln Desmond Jackson. He grew up in Chevy Chase, MD and Washington, DC. Geoff's family originally hailed from Denver and Colorado Springs, CO where the family history is preserved at the Pioneer Museum (the original family homestead), as well as at Colorado College, the Denver Public Library and Brandeis University. Geoff attended The Putney School, Kiski and graduated from Amherst College class of 1951. He then served in the Coast Guard as a medical corpsman and later received his Masters from Columbia University. He had a long career in hospital administration and was later involved with the refinement of medical coding for Cigna. He was a devoted father and grandfather. He was an avid reader; he loved to ski, and play hockey and was a devotee of opera. Throughout his life he played a wide variety of music on the piano ranging from classical to jazz to pop. Although Geoff raced and cruised on larger yachts throughout his life, his true love was for his Cotuit Skiff #60, a 14' 6" class of wooden boat raced only in Cotuit. His sons continue to maintain and race the boat Geoff built in 1954. In his later years he took great pleasure watching his grandchildren carry on this racing heritage. Relatives and friends are invited to join the family at a Memorial Service, 11 a.m. Sat., Jan. 2, 2010 at Cotuit Federated Church, 40 School Street, Cotuit, MA 02635 with a reception following at the Cotuit Center for the Arts. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the ACM Yacht Club, Cotuit, MA, The Cotuit Center for the Arts Cotuit, MA or American Heart Assn. 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For an online guestbook, please visit www.mcnamara-sparrell.com McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Homes Brighton-Cohasset-Norwell 781-659-2200
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