Jacqueline (Jackie) Salvaggio Sullivan, 58 was born on Feb. 4th, 1959 and entered into the arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, March 9th, 2017 after a very long and debilitating illness surrounded by her loving family. Born in Troy, she was the daughter of the late Vito J. Salvaggio and Charlotte O’Brien Salvaggio. Jacqueline is survived by her husband, Michael J. Sullivan of Speigletown, her son Christopher M. Sullivan whom she loved, cherished and adored with all her heart, his wife Jamie Knightes Sullivan, her sister Elizabeth Salvaggio Freddette (Richard), her brother Frank Salvaggio (Barbara), several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Jackie attended Catholic Central High School and Troy High School. She also attended Hudson Valley and obtained her Real Estate Brokers license. She was employed by Donlon and Son Insurance from 1989 to 1999. In 1999, Jackie changed careers to care for the elderly which brought her much happiness and joy. She was a great caregiver to all and will fondly be remembered for her kindness and care she gave others. She was always the helping hand to those in need. She enjoyed spending time with her friends and family and going to the Saratoga Racino where she made many friends. Her greatest enjoyment was spending time with the love of her life, her son Christopher.
Relatives and friends are invited to join our family for the celebration of Jackie’s life from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at the McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home, corner of 109th Street and Third Avenue, Lansingburgh. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 am on Monday, March 13, 2017 at St. Augustine’s Church, Lansingburgh. Burial will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Troy.
Please visit Jackie’s everlasting memory at www.mcloughlinmason.com.
A special thanks to Dr. Joseph Farooqu, Dr. Syed Rehman and nurse Linda, cousins Kathy Langenbach, Frank Salvaggio and Theresa Tornatore who stood by her, cared for her and were her angels on earth, her wonderful neighbors, John & Debbie McCarty and her great friends Michelle Catino, Tara Eley, Barbara Gac, Debbie Nichols, Donata Nichols Klersy, Tara Perry, Gina Savage and Earl Smith, the entire staff at St. Mary’s Hospital who treated her like gold, her aides Lissette Polanco, Liza Torres and Melanie Lanza (special thanks to Melanie for all her love) and Elizabeth Siegel attorney for Empire Justice who made it possible for aide services along with Denise McCauley, social worker at St. Mary’s Hospital and Maureen O’Haggan from VNSNY. God Bless You All.