Anthony F. Jackmauh, "Tony," "Tone," 89, of East Windsor, loving husband of Regina "Reggie" Jackmauh, passed away peacefully at home, Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, after a courageous battle with cancer. He passed away just hours after the death of his son, John.
Tony was born in South Boston, and graduated from Brighton High as a diesel engine mechanic by trade. Tony was a jack of all trades who was eager to offer a helping hand. He will be remembered for his friendliness, his humor, his stories, and mechanical skills. He was a man of strength, energy, spirit, and faith. He loved polka music and was an exceptional dancer. A native of South Boston, he began working as a truck mechanic on the waterfront and worked various waterfront jobs, including lobster fisherman, longshoreman, and seaman. He joined the U.S. Army
in 1945, where he was trained as a medic. He was stationed at West Point for a year. He then became a longshoreman and then a seaman and sailed on the Berwindvale, a collier. He had five Harley Davidsons, which he enjoyed. He traveled to Jamaica and the Cayman Islands several times to help his brother, the Rev. Francis Jackmauh with needed repairs on churches he served. His favorite work was gunite construction, where he worked for Northeast Gunite for 10 years. He moved to Hartford in 1958 to marry Regina and to raise a family. He became a member of Teamsters Local 671 and drove tankers for Coca-Cola, then worked for several area union trucking companies, retiring at 65. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Knights of Lithuania, and the East Windsor Sportsman's Club. He was a devoted member of St. Philip Church for 50 years where he used his many mechanical talents to maintain the church throughout the years. He and Regina received the St. Joseph Archdiocesan Medal of Appreciation in 2008. He enjoyed cribbage, bingo, and "the numbers and the dogs."
Tony leaves his wife, Regina; daughter, Donna Jackmauh of Windsor Locks; son, Alan and wife, Cynthia, of Windsor; his grandson, Alan Anthony; sister-in-law, Irene Jackmauh of Wollaston, Mass.; brother-in law, Philip Ledwith and wife, Albina, of Hartford; and many nieces and nephews. Tony was predeceased by his son, John; his brother, Alphonse and wife, Sally, of Mashpee, Mass.; brother, Vincent of Wollaston, Mass.; brother, John (Jack) and wife, Esther, of South Yarmouth, Mass.; brother, the Rev. Francis of Kingston, Jamaica; sister, Helen Pavone and husband, Pasquale, of Arlington, Mass.
Visiting hours will be Friday, Nov. 2, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Bassinger & Dowd Funeral Home, 37 Gardner St., East Windsor. The funeral Mass will be held Saturday, Nov. 3, at 10 a.m. at St. Philip Church, 150 S. Main St., East Windsor.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Visiting Nurse and Health Services of Connecticut Hospice Inc., 8 Keynote Drive, Vernon, CT 06066.
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