Eleanor M. Jacobsen, 96, former Valley View Drive resident, passed away Saturday, November 29, 2014 at Crescent Manor in Bennington, Vt.
Born in Troy, she was the daughter of the late John J. McCarthy and Ellen Mary Nolan McCarthy and loving wife of the late Albert J. Jacobsen who died in 1999.
A lifelong resident of Troy, Eleanor retired from New York State Department of Tax & Finance.
Eleanor was an honorary life member of the Brunswick Elks Women's Auxiliary # 2556, she started the girls scout troop at the former St. Patrick's Church, Troy and also held a cub scout troop out of her house in Brunswick, she started banton bowling league for girls at the Alpha Bowl and was a member of the classic league at Alpha and Troy Bowl. She was a communicant of Our Lady of Victory Church.
Survivors include her two daughters Ellen Ann Zmyewski (Douglas) of Valley Falls and Carolyn Kestner (Mark) of Brunswick, five grandchildren Laura Kestner of Malta, Mary Jo Kestner (Russell Campaigne) of Guilford, Ct., Mark Kestner, Jr. (Ann Marie Coyne) of Brunswick, Irene Bullock (Steven) of Murphy, TX., Matthew Jacobsen of Rochester, four great grandchildren Owen Campaigne, Ian Campaigne, John Brennan and Lauren Bullock.
Eleanor was predeceased by her husband Albert, her son Bruce Jacobsen, and her three brothers John McCarthy, Edward McCarthy and Robert McCarthy.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Victory Church, Troy. Calling hours will be held prior to Mass on Thursday from 9:00 am to 10:30 a.m. at the McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home, corner of 109th Street and Third Avenue, Lansingburgh,
Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Troy.
Memorial donations may be made to Our Lady of Victory Church, 55 North Lake Ave., Troy, NY 12180.
To light a candle and offer words of condolences, visit www.mcloughlinmason.com
Thursday, December 4th, 2014, 9:00am - 10:30am, McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home
Thursday, December 4th, 2014, 11:00am, Our Lady Of Victory Church
St. Mary's Cemetery