Margaret Irene Jackson


Margaret Irene Jackson; beloved wife of the late Douglas Lee; loving mother to the Karen (Tom) Angerman, Douglas, Julie (the late William) Vivanco, David and late Jeanne (Ivan) Quitko; cherished grandmother of Jason, James (Arianna), Robert Sammarco, Margaretmary and Megan, Vivanco; devoted great-grandmother to Boston, Maxwell, and Jamie Lee; adoring daughter to the late John and Margaret Traynor;  loving sister of William (Joann), Phil (Linda), and Marty Traynor and Mary (James) Gedemer; fond friend to many and an inspiration to all that knew her. She also took great pride in her job at the United States Attorney’s office. Visitation, Sunday October 30, 4-8 PM at Gibbons Family Funeral Home, 5917 W. Irving Park Rd (1/2 block East of Austin). Family & friends will gather at St. Pascal Church (Melvina and Irving) for Mass, Monday October 31 at 10:30AM. Interment private. For info 773-777-3944 or


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10/30/2022 - 10/31/2022

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9 thoughts on “Margaret Irene Jackson”

  1. My heart is heavy with the loss of my wonderful friend. She always knew the right thing to say whenever there was a problem or a wonderful news to share. She was loved by many and her family was so special to her. She will be missed so very much.

  2. You never realize how easily you can lose the most important people in your life until you do. I’ve known mom Jackson for most of my adult life. I’ve been blessed with having been accepted into her family a long time ago, well before I began my relationship with Karen. I couldn’t have asked for a better mother in law. The family holiday and birthday celebrations will never be the same. RIP Irene knowing that we will keep your spirit alive just by thinking of you in the coming days and months and years to come.

  3. My sweet beautiful Mother has gone to heaven to be with her husband Doug and my two older sisters Jeanne and Theresa
    and her parents before her. She will be dearly missed.

  4. I was blessed to have been a part of mom Jacksons family for most of my adult life, long before I began my relationship with Karen. The family holiday and birthday celebrations will never be the same. Her spirit will live on in the months and days and years to come when we think of her smile and remember her raspy voiced words whenever she greeted us. RIP

  5. Gramma Irene, with an open door, a seat at your table and a good laugh to share, never have I met a more warm hearted woman. It has been an absolute delight to be a part of your family. I will do my best to carry on your spirit and tradition for future generations to come. I love you very much.

    “There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.” — Mahatma Gandhi

  6. Our sincere sympathy to the family of our beloved cousin Irene, who we had the pleasure of meeting in Ireland in the summer of ‘21. May she rest in peace.

  7. So sorry to hear of Irene’s death. I am class rep for Alvernia class of 1958. Before I notify our classmates, I need to make certain that I have the right Irene. I see her first name is Margaret. I only knew her as Irene. Did your mom attend Alvernia?

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