South China, Maine – Betty Jane (Albert) Jacobs, 88, passed away on Monday, June 6, 2022, at the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain, CT.
Betty was born on Oct. 10, 1933, in Winterville, Maine on the Albert family farm, the daughter of the late Alonzo Albert and Delia (Pelletier) Albert.
As a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, and friend, she leaves behind her children, Sheree Durand and her husband, Robert, of West Hartford, Conn., Michael Jacobs and his wife, Susan, of Bristol, Conn., Gary Jacobs of Clinton, Conn., and Timothy Jacobs of Windsor, Conn., her grandchildren, Christopher Jacobs of Farmington, Conn., Alissa (Jacobs) Anderson of Bristol, Conn., Ashley (Durand) Fountain of Wendell, N.C., and Zachary and Lauren Jacobs of Bristol, Conn.; her great-grandson Cody Jacobs (son of Christopher Jacobs and Corina Scagliola) of Farmington, Conn.; her sister-in-laws Edna (Guerrette) Albert, Elizabeth (Soucy) Albert, and Shirley Lee Jacobs; along with all her nephews and nieces and her extended family/dear friends Brian and Diane York of South China, Maine.
Betty will be greatly missed by all that had the pleasure to know her as she held a caring heart for everyone she knew.
Betty was predeceased by her husband of 51 years, Wayne A. Jacobs; her father Alonzo Albert, her mother Delia (Pelletier) Albert; her sisters Geraldine L. Albert, and Sally A. Albert, and her brothers Camille J. Albert, and Frances E. Albert.
Betty grew up living between Winterville and Eagle Lake Maine until she moved in her early 20’s to Hartford, Connecticut and met her husband, Wayne Jacobs. She was a devoted housewife and mother and always admired for her independent spirit. She worked at both Underwood and Royal typewriter companies in Hartford and became an entrepreneur for Avon products. At the time of her retirement, she worked for Marshalls department stores. Betty was a long-time Plainville, Conn. resident before retiring with her husband to their home on China Lake, Maine.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 9, at Saint Gregory Church, Bristol, Conn. The cremation burial will follow at 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 5, in the Maine Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, Mount Vernon Road, Augusta.
As a native Mainer, Betty appreciated all the State’s natural resources. Especially, the Loons on China Lake where she spent much time watching them. Memorial donations may be made to the Maine Loon Preservation Project through the Maine Audubon at the following link: https://maineaudubon.org/support/ways-to-give/#memorial