Jacqueline Marriette Small obituary

Jacqueline Marriette Small Obituary

Charlotte, Wisconsin, United States

October 15, 1931 - January 04, 2016

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Jacqueline Marriette Small obituary

Jacqueline Marriette Small Obituary

Oct 15, 1931 - Jan 04, 2016

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RACINE - Jacqueline Marriette (nee: Dubuque) Small passed away at her residence on Monday, January 4, 2016. A lifelong resident of Racine, Jacqueline was born on October 15, 1931, the daughter of the late Charles and Ethel (nee: Plante) Dubuque. Jacqueline, the “Little Firecracker” graduated from St Catherine High School, “Class of 1949.” On June 16, 1951 at St Mary’s Catholic Church, she married the handsome soldier and love of her life, Wallace William Small, who preceded her in death on August 20, 2011. They celebrated 60 glorious years of marriage on June 16, 2011. Jacqueline also fulfilled her promise to her parents and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts - Music in June of 1974 from Dominican College of Racine. Upon retirement, Wallace and Jacqueline traveled throughout the country with car, bicycles, canoe and tent. They traveled to every State of the Union, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, every Province of Canada, Ireland, and Slovakia. Raised a devout Catholic, Jacqueline used her time and talents as the organist at both St Mary’s and Holy Trinity Catholic Churches. From Wallace and Jacqueline’s devoted union and all because “Two people fell in love”, 12 children were born and raised and it was often said that it was not only “12 times the work, 12 times the arguments and 12 times the headaches … but 12 times the fun.” Jacqueline will be dearly missed more than 12 times over. She is survived by her twelve children, Kathleen Hagen, Theresa (John) Craddock Sr., James (Michelle) Small, Susan (James Findlay) Small, Daniel (Victoryia) Small, Cynthia (Eddie) Martin, Timothy (Ann) Small, Jennifer Small, Mary Small, Lorraine (James) Matson, Rev. Fr. Jeffery Small, and Andrew (Lori Jo) Small: 24 grandchildren , Kathleen’s children, Patricia (Michael) Drews, Michael Hagen, and Jessica (Antonio) Rodriguez; Theresa’s daughter, Amber Craddock; James’ sons, Cullen (Shannon) Small, Shea, Cody and Cameron Small; Daniel’s children, Amanda and Trevor Small; Cynthia’s children, Joshua (April) Driver, Nicole and Brittany Driver; Timothy’s daughters, Jessica (Jason) Mazurkiewicz and Rebecca Small; Jennifer’s son, Scott (Samantha) Hall; Mary’s children, Joni (Matthew) Sturino and Brett Sorensen; Lorraine’s children, Erik, Kyle and Anna Matson; Andrew’s daughters, Rachel, Charlotte and Abigail Small; 23 great-grandchildren, Kathleen’s grandchildren, Patricia’s son, Brecker, Michael’s daughter, Hailie, Jessica’s daughter, Tora, Theresa’s granddaughters, Danisha, Annika and Amari; James granddaughter, Cullen’s daughter, Gwynne, Daniel’s grandchildren, Amanda’s children, Benjamin and Gabrielle, Cynthia’s grandchildren, Joshua’s daughter’s, Alexis, Amaya and Ava, Nicole’s son, Pierre and Brittany’s daughter, Brianna (Little Jackie); Timothy’s grandchildren, Jessica’s children, McKaela, Aiden and Harper; Jennifer’s grandchildren, Gabriel, Macy and Preston (Little Wally); Mary’s grandsons, Joni’s sons, Matthew, Dominic and Graham. Jacqueline is further survived by one sister and brother-in-law, Marilyn and Donald Trimberger, many nieces and nephews and one cousin, Deborah Szuhai, along with other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Ethel Dubuque, husband, Wallace Small, in-laws, Joseph and Esther Small, Sr., sister-in-laws and brother-in-law, Joseph and Deloris Small, Jr. and Elizabeth Felton, and one niece, Eileen Anderson. There will be a visitation at the funeral home on Monday, January 11, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be offered on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at St Joseph’s Catholic Church, 1533 Eric St, Racine, with visitation from 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass at 11:00 a.m., Graveside services immediately following at Holy Cross Cemetery on Hwy 32 – Douglas Ave. Memorials may be directed to the National Right to Life, Concerned Women for America or the . The family would like to give many thanks for the care provided to our “Little Firecracker” by her Doctor’s, Dr DeCheck and Dr Mullane and their staff and the hospice staff at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare. Maresh-Meredith and Acklam Funeral Home 803 Main St. RACINE, WI 53403 (262) 634-7888 Please send condolences to www.meredithfuneralhome.com
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