Jacqueline Fannie Godbout passed away on March 22 in Gloucester, Va. She was 84.

She was born in Oak Bluffs on Sept. 23, 1933 to Sarah and Walter Jenkinson of Chilmark. Her mother, Sarah, was from a family of 13, so Jacqueline had a never-ending group of friends and relatives while growing up. One of her favorite childhood memories was swimming at Weckman’s beach with her friend Marijane Poole. At 11 years old, she received a special gift, her baby brother Pat, whom she loved and always cherished dearly.

After graduating from high school, she attended Chandler Secretarial School in Boston and went to work in Hyannis, where she met her husband, Alfred Godbout Jr. He was in the U.S. Air Force and they were fortunate enough to travel throughout Europe with their children in tow in the back of the station wagon. After retiring from the Air Force they moved to Wakefield, where she worked and retired from Metropolitan Life Insurance.

Jacqueline was a special woman. She loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her son, Chris, said he had never met anyone as polite as her, except for her mother. He will always hear her say, “Pardon me,” just as her mother used to say.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Godbout Jr., and her parents, Sarah and Walter Jenkinson. She will be greatly missed by her daughter, Stephanie McDermott, and her husband, Gerard; her son, Christopher Godbout, and his wife, Marilyn; her brother, Pat Jenkinson, and his wife, Joannie; her granddaughter, Sarah Bucci, her husband, Chris and their four children, Olivia, Silas, Frances and Jonah; her grandson, Eric Godbout, his wife, Jennifer and their two children, Clara and Gabrielle; her grandson, Dan McDermott, and his wife, Aoife; her niece, Holly Bario; her nephew, Patrick Jenkinson; and of course, her beloved pet cockatiel, Pepper.

A memorial service will take place this June on the Island.