Frances Joan Jacobsen (Fran), age 81, formerly of Wethersfield, CT went to her heavenly mansion on February 28, 2019. She was born in Brooklyn, NY on May 14, 1937, the only child of the late Horace and Ethel (Poach) Martin. She graduated from Prospect Heights High School, Brooklyn, NY in June, 1955 and was married on January 14, 1956 to the late Robert W. Jacobsen who predeceased her in February, 2000.
She spent her life caring for him and their eight children and his daughter from a previous marriage. She worked for her husband's business as bookkeeper and secretary intermittently as needed. She was a member of several churches over the years. The first one, the Baptist Temple of Brooklyn, was where she met and married her husband. Both were baptized there. They joined the Gospel Tabernacle in N.Y.C. in 1959. They moved to New Hampshire in 1980. He was an elder and treasurer, she was church secretary at Hope Fellowship Evangelical Free Church in Newport, NH. She also enjoyed leading ladies' bible studies. After her husband's death, she moved to East Hampton, CT where she joined Hope Church. She was an officer in the East Hampton Senior Center Belltown Club. She moved to Wethersfield, CT in 2012 and attended Wethersfield Evangelical Free Church. She created a ladies' bible study group at her senior living complex. She kept up her membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.) in NH.
She is survived by her children and their spouses, Karen & Richard, Paul & Maureen, Peter, Antoinette, Lois & Thomas, Joy & David, David & Amanda, Stephen, Amy & Brian and stepdaughter, Randi. She is also survived by her grandchildren and their spouses, Katie, Samantha, Emily, Jennifer, Amanda, Robert, Erick, Hannah, Timothy, Lydia, Daniel, Catherine, Andrew & Nicole, Elisabeth & Brian, Ian, Kenneth, Matthew, Allison, Connor, Declan, Emery, Corinne and Kimberly.
A memorial service will be held at Wethersfield Evangelical Free Church, 511 Maple Street on March 16, 2019 at 1:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wethersfield Evangelical Free Church and/or Hope Church, East Hampton, CT.