Jacqueline Hansen Monsell passed away on Friday, July 3, 2020 in her home on First Street, Greenport. She celebrated her 91st birthday this past February. Jacqueline, known as “Jackie”, lived in the “red brick house” on First Street for the last 65 years, most of that time with her husband James “Jim” Monsell who passed away in November 2003.
Jacqueline was born February 17, 1929 in Greenport to Helen (Norklun) and Jack Hansen. She is survived by her son Roger Monsell of Mill Creek, WA, her daughter Carole Monsell of Greenport, five grandchildren, Benjamin Doroski (Cutchogue), Joseph Capuano (Mattituck), Stephanie Hooper (London, UK), Aaron Cavagnaro (Astoria, NY), Jenny Pressler (Seattle, WA), and, especially, one very dear great-grandson Ellis Hooper (age 8 months, London, UK).
She is predeceased by her three sisters, Esther King, Margaret Grilli and Marie Doyle, - together, four strong women who remained close friends all their lives.
Jackie attended and graduated from Greenport High School in 1947. She moved to New York City and attended Administrative and Business classes with her close friend Nathalie Rackett, and then worked in the city before returning to Greenport and marrying James Monsell on October 15, 1951.
Jackie was dedicated to her family and close friends, and adored her grandchildren, always providing a warm and welcoming haven for everyone. She was well loved and respected by everyone she came into contact with. Her talents included crocheting beautiful yarn rugs that that she enjoyed gifting to family, and creating arrangements in the front windows of The Cookery Dock on Main Street that attracted many customers, to whom she helped to find just the right cookware. She loved spending time in her garden and her backyard and always had something in-bloom.
Jackie will be laid to rest at a small and private graveside service at Sterling Cemetery, next to her beloved husband.
The family will plan and announce an additional memorial event at a later time when multi-person gatherings become safer for everyone. Our prayers and our thoughts will always be with her.
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