Mary Jackson


Mary Etta Jackson, 74, died on April 15 peacefully at her home in Edgartown, surrounded by loved ones. Born and raised on the Vineyard, she is survived by her husband, Paul C. Jackson Sr., her daughter, Beverly A. Bergeron of West Tisbury, son, Paul C. Jackson Jr. of West Tisbury, her grandchildren, Mary, Eugene, and Sarah Bergeron, Paul and Matthew Jackson, and great grandson Joseph Medeiros V, all of them Island natives.An avid gardener and baker, Mary also found time to make many prize-winning hooked rugs, and crafts of all kinds. Also always assisting her husband in preserving all the fresh fruits and vegetables they have been growing and living off of for the past 50 years. She was well known for the countless ribbons won at the Ag Fair, and the beautiful flowers she grew and sold for the last 10 years.Such a kind, energetic, happy person, she loved her beagles, spending time with her grandchildren, and passing on all her talents to them as they grew up. She was always there for her family no matter what, and even through her tough battle with cancer, she still worried about everybody else and kept a smile on her face. She was loved so much by many and will be greatly missed.Her graveside service was held on Monday, April 19 in the New Westside Cemetery, Edgartown. Donations in Mary’s name may be made to Island Hospice, PO Box 4188, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568. Arrangements are under the care of Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, Oak Bluffs. Visit for more information and an online register book.