Wife of the late William (Bucky) Jackson of Natick died unexpectedly on May 9th at the age of 86. Gayle was the loving daughter of Charity (Fitzgerald) & Theodore Molinari of the Waban neighborhood of Newton, sister to her twin, the late Bob Molinari, and her surviving sister Jeri Hennessey.
Gayle graduated from Mount Ida College and was a hands-on manager for her family. During that time vacations were spent enjoying the beauty of Cape Cod and learning the ropes of camping at Nickerson State Park in Brewster. Gayle enjoyed swimming in the crystal-clear ponds and socializing with new friends around an open campfire. She also excelled in the kitchen, where her children rated her cooking an A and her rhubarb pie as a piece of heaven. After the children finished high school she joined the staff at the Brandon School in Natick and then later became a beloved member of the Wellesley College Admissions office.
After 40 years in Natick, William & Gayle retired and set up residence in Harwich, MA and St. Petersburg, FL where they spent time walking the beach, enjoying their children and grandchildren, golfing, and watching baseball.
Not long after Bucky’s death, Gayle move back to Natick to live in the Mill St apartments where she embraced the family environment. We appreciate the Mill St family for making Mom’s time there fun and enjoyable.
Gayle is survived by her children Michael & wife Sandra Jackson of Meaipe Guarapari Espirito Santo Brazil, Bill & wife Kathy Jackson of Natick, Deborah Jackson & husband Gary Schmidt of Stan Hope, New Jersey, Diane Jackson Ruiz & fiancé Andre Martin of Westminster, Jim Jackson and fiancé Wendy Storlazzi of Holliston, and Gayle and husband Greg Vanfleet of Grafton, 19 grandchildren, and 18 great grandchildren
Funeral from the John Everett & Sons Funeral Home 4 Park Street NATICK COMMON Thursday May 16th at 9am. Followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Patrick Church 44 East Central St Natick at 10am. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting Hours Wednesday May 15th from 4-8 pm in the funeral home. Interment Private
In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Gayle may be made to St Jude Children's Hospital 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105