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Gerald E. Jackins
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Gerald E. Jackins, 86, passed away Monday September 3, 2018, at Madigan Estates. He was born September 3, 1932, in Houlton, the son of Melbourne and Mabel (Eacrett) Jackins.
Gerald was born at Lincoln Street in Houlton where he would continue to live for the next eighty years. He graduated from Houlton High School in 1950 and later on June 10,1952 from Ricker Junior College with an associates degree in science. In May of 1953, Gerald married Rose Marie Adler and together they would raise three daughters. Gerald worked at the A&P and then he worked at J.C. Penney for thirty five years before retiring as assistant manager. He was a past Boy Scout Leader Troop 157 who climbed Mt. Katahdin twenty three times, Jaycees, Fish & Game Club, and a lifelong member of the Church of the Good Shepherd where he had many duties. Gerald enjoyed picking potatoes, apples, but especially fiddleheads. Gerald over the course of many years picked and sold about ten ton of fiddleheads. He also delivered Meals for ME, collected coins, gardened, fished, hunted as well as exciting trips to Alaska, and Hawaii. Gerald also enjoyed the times at his hunting camp in Haynesville and the family camp at Brackett Lake.
He is survived by three daughters: Claudia Blanchette and her husband Jim, Crystal Jackins, and Gail Jackins, four grandchildren: Aaron Blanchette and his wife Jenny, Josh Blanchette, James Bailey and his wife Eleanor Lewin, Ryan Bailey and his wife Katie, as well as two great grandchildren: Lilah Blanchette and Abram Lewin. He also leaves behind a brother Eugene Jackins and his wife Delores. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his wife Rose Marie Jackins, and an infant brother Dean Austin.
Friends may call 6-8 PM Wednesday September 5, 2018 at Dunn Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted 2 PM Thursday at the Church Of The Good Shepherd with the Rev. Robert Ficks III officiating. Interment will take place at Evergreen Cemetery immediately following the service. The family invites relatives and friends to a reception at Watson Hall following the committal. Those who wish to remember Gerald in a special way may make gifts in his memory payable to The Church Of The Good Shepherd or to the Houlton Humane Society in c/o Dunn Funeral Home 11 Park St. Houlton, ME 04730. A complete obituary will appear in a later edition of the Bangor Daily News. Online condolences may be expressed on the Tribute Wall at: www.dunnfuneral.com


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Public Visitation

Wednesday

5

Sep

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Dunn Funeral Home

11 Park Street
Houlton, ME 04730

Funeral Service

Thursday

6

Sep

2:00 PM
Church Of The Good Shepherd

116 Main Street
Houlton, Maine 04730

Committal Service

Thursday

6

Sep

Evergreen Cemetery

County Rd.
Houlton, Me 04730

Reception

Thursday

6

Sep

Watson Hall

116 Main Street
Houlton, Maine 04730

The family invites relatives and friends to a reception at Watson Hall following the committal service

Cemetery Details

Location

Evergreen Cemetery

County Rd.
Houlton, Me 04730


Memorial Contribution

Church Of The Good Shepherd

Care of Dunn Funeral Home
11 Park Street
Houlton, Maine 04730

Houlton Humane Society

Care of Dunn Funeral Home
11 Park Street
Houlton, Me 04730
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