Jacqueline M. Williams
FUNERAL HOME
Murphy Funeral Home
85 Federal Street
Salem, MA
Jacqueline M. (Graves) Williams, of Marblehead passed away peacefully on August 8, 2021 at her son, Davids, home. Born on April 20, 1924 to Emerson A. and Hazel (Ohman) Graves, she was a life-long resident of Marblehead. She was predeceased by her husband Donald R. Williams in 1969 and her brother Fred Graves. She is survived by her four sons, Donald Jr. (Cynthia), Eric (Patricia), and Kent, all of Marblehead and David (Sharon) of Salem as well as grandsons Michael (Margaret), Nathaniel (Gretchen) and Dylan. She is also survived by her brother Emerson A. Graves, Jr. of Marblehead. Jacqui lived a very active life with a variety of jobs from working in the Town Treasurers and Harbormasters Offices to doing disaster relief for the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA). Working well into her 80s at the Massachusetts Department of Health, she traveled the state promoting childrens health care with the DPH Youth at Risk program. A congregant at St. Michaels Episcopal Church her entire life, she was active in the St. Catherines Guild and the guilds thrift shop. A stalwart of the Massachusetts Republican Party she was active in a number of political entities. First elected in 1972, she served 16 years representing the 1st Essex District on the Republican State Committee of Massachusetts and was a primary candidate for state representative. She was appointed to two terms on the Trustees of Danvers State Hospital by Governor Frank Sargent. One of her proudest political accomplishments was serving as a Presidential Elector for Ronald Reagan in 1980. Locally she served on the Marblehead Board of Registrars; she was elected to the Marblehead Housing Authority and served as the Authoritys Chairman. She served in several leadership positions in the Essex County Womens Republican Club and was a dedicated member of the Marblehead Republican Town Committee up until her passing. A funeral service will be held at St. Michaels Episcopal Church, 26 Pleasant St., Marblehead on Saturday, August 28 at 11:00 A.M. followed by collation at the church. The service will be streamed on St. Michaels You Tube channel. A private burial service will follow later. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the Shriners Hospital for Children: https://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/shc/donate. The family wants to thank the staff at Care Dimensions for their support to our family over the course of the past several months. For more information or online guestbook, please visit www.MurphyFuneralHome.com or please call 978-744-0497.
Published by The Marblehead Reporter from Aug. 17 to Aug. 19, 2021.
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Paul, Sean, and Theresa
August 26, 2021
My deepest condolences to the family. Jackie was a wonderful neighbor and a dear friend to my mom and dad for along time. It was nice to have know her while growing up and seeing her out walking with Kent on nice days. She will deeply be missed. RIP jackie.
Patricia & Kathy SPANKS
Neighbor
August 25, 2021
My condolences to the Williams family. Our family never could and never will be able to sit around and talk about our childhood years in Marblehead without mentioning Jackie. My sincere sympathy to you boys and your families. Your mom was the glue that kept us all together. She will live on in our hearts and memories. Rest In Peace.
Kirk Perry
Friend
August 23, 2021
Rest in peace Jackie, so many of our families will be there to greet you, please give Dad, your cousin John an extra hug for me.
May you and Gramma Dot help to straighten out this crazy world.
Till we meet again, be blessed
Judy Wolfgram McNaught
Family
August 19, 2021
Big group hug to all you guys. Your Mom/Grandmom was one of my very favorite Mom-type people.
Karin Rhodes
Friend
August 18, 2021
It was an honor to know Jacqui, may she forever rest in peace. My sincerest sympathy is offered to the Williams family in this time of grief.
Sharon Randall
Friend
August 17, 2021
I send my condolences to the Williams family. Your Mom accomplished a lot in her lifetime. May you remember her always
Susan Finigan
Acquaintance
August 17, 2021
I was very glad i was able to see her and get to know her while i lived with my gram and grampy. Looking for her out on the porch when Padfoot and i went on our daily walks. Im so sorry for your loss.
Fallon Gale
Family
August 16, 2021
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