Gloria J. Jacobson

Gloria J. Jacobson, 59, Loudon, passed away at home on August 31, 2014, of cancer.

Born in Manchester, NH, March 15, 1955, the daughter of Leonel and Marguerite Paquin.

Gloria graduated from Memorial High School in 1973 and attended Rivier College. She earned her PHR certification in 1994.

Gloria was HR manager at NH Catholic Charities, Manchester. She was a proud Peace Corps volunteer (2009-10) in Lavena on Taveuni Island, Fiji. She was past president and member of High Hopes Foundation of NH for 19 years, and a recent volunteer at the Nashua Senior Activity Center.

She was survived by siblings, Arlene Bruno, San Leon, TX, Linda Smeenk, Venice, FL, Joanne Adames, Boca Raton, FL, Norman Paquin, Wilton, NH; stepsiblings, Julie Jenkins, Holderness, Mike Dupuis, Ossipee, Melissa Dabilis, Nashua, Cori Phelps, Manchester, Christie Mitchell, Milton, VT; aunts, Gloria Murphy, Miramar, FL, Rita Paquin, Lakeworth, FL; also numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. She also leaves her closest friend, Diane Modugno, Loudon, NH.

She was predeceased by her parents, Leonel and Marguerite Paquin; her stepmother, Elaine Paquin; her uncles, Rene Paquin and Phillip Baril; and her aunt, Jeannette Dion.

SERVICES: Celebration of Life Mass was held Friday, September 5, 11 am, at Immaculate Heart of Mary, 180 Loudon Rd, Concord, NH. No calling hours. Arrangements through Cremation Society of NH.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to NH Food Bank, Manchester, and to the Daughters of Mary Mother of Healing Love, Rochester.