Jacqueline M. Taft, our eternal angel, passed peacefully on June 4, 2021. Born December 1, 1966 in Springfield Massachusetts. Jacqueline was the light of our lives and will be remembered always for her loving heart and joy she brought to all. She worked for Goodwill Industries for 27 years, never missing a day of work. She enjoyed her "shows", food, camp and her birthday. Jackie loved everyone and was always ready with a big hug. Predeceased by her mother, Mary T Taft, brother, Frederick J. Andersen and sister, Mary T. Walsh. She leaves behind her beloved father, Alexander P. Taft of Springfield, her loving brother Thomas J. Andersen and wife Pat of Middletown, Connecticut, loving sisters Beatrice R. Goodrow and husband Donald, and Susan A Cooter and husband Garry, both of Springfield Massachusetts. Along with her nieces and nephews, Christine Hershey, Jennifer Roissing, Mary Young, Alex Gendreau, Jesse DiNoia, John Andersen, Tracy Andersen, Christopher Webber, Danielle Townsend and all of their spouses and families, many cousins, the Taft family and the "Walsh" clan. The family is eternally grateful for all the love and care Jacqueline received from the wonderful group home staff at Carla Lane in Wilbraham. A Celebration of Life will be held for Jackie on Saturday, June 19 beginning at 2:00PM at the Byron Keenan Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center, 1858 Allen St., Springfield. Burial will be held at a later date.
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