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Jackie awakened into this world on the first day of August 1951, in Lowell, MA. He passed away on March 23, 2013. Surviving family members include Paul J. and Kathy Redding of Palm Bay, FL; Brian and Anne Redding, Daniel and Melody Redding, four nieces, three nephews all of Waitsfield, VT; and extended family members and many friends. His parents Paul and Edith Redding preceded Jack in death.
A thousand words cannot begin to describe Jackie’s love and thirst for life and connection to people. His daily routine was to work while reaching out and touching as many lives as possible. He was a very special person who knew no strangers. Because it was the right thing to do, he always helped those in need without question. Jack was inquisitive. He questioned everything with humor while adding a smile to the conversation. No matter what the topic, he kept it on the light side. Ultimately, his insight, life’s experiences and wisdom would yield logic and a simple solution.
Those who knew him loved Jackie. He will forever be in our hearts and memories. We will not say goodbye but so long until we are all reunited again, as one family, to reminisce and share this once fantastic journey. For Jackie, life was not about the destination. It was about the trip. And Jackie had a great one.
A Celebration of Jackie’s life with family, extended family and friends will be announced and held in the spring. Additional information will be provided in April for a Celebration of Life Ceremony in May.
From Jackie’s family, extended family and friends, Peace.