Jacobi, Mabel E.
Mabel Elizabeth Genz Jacobi, 96, of Sandy Hook, CT died May 8, 2014 at Masonicare in Newtown after a brief illness. She was pre-deceased by her beloved husband George in 1995. Their 47-year marriage was filled with the love of God, family, and music.
Mabel was born in New York City on June 28, 1917 and grew up in the Bronx on Hone Avenue. It was there that she began a life-long friendship with Jane Seaman of Danbury, CT. She graduated from Hunter College in 1938 and worked in New York City for nine years before marriage.
She played the piano from the age of eight until her recent illness. Gifted with a lovely soprano voice, she was inspired at an early age to try out for the Robert Shaw Chorale. She became organist and choir director for the West Farms Reformed Church in the Bronx in the 1930s, and after moving to Sandy Hook in 1956, served as organist and choir director at the New Fairfield Congregational Church from 1958 to 1975. Mabel then became a member of the Newtown Congregational Church, sang in the choir, and was active on the Music Committee for many years. She also loved to knit and often knitted shawls for the church as well.
Mabel had a wonderful sense of humor and was able to laugh at herself often, even during the last few years when she realized her mind was not as sharp as it once was. She seldom passed up an opportunity to enjoy a chocolate chip cookie. For the past two years she was blessed with a wonderful caregiver, Natasha Taylor, who provided her a safe, happy, loving environment. Mabel was herself a happy, loving, caring, and generous person.
Mabel is survived by her son George and his wife Kristin of Mansfield, CT, and their daughter Alianna, and son Charlie of Bar Harbor, ME.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her memory may be made to the Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West St. Newtown, CT 06470.
Calling hours will be Monday May 12, 2014, from 4-7PM at the Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main Street, Newtown, CT. There will be a private burial for the family.
A Memorial Service will be held Sat. May 17, 2014 at the Newtown Congregational Church at 11AM.