Mary C. (Costopulos) Jackson, 102, wife of the late Walter T. Jackson, died Saturday morning March 20, 2021 in the Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport after a brief illness. Born in Ipswich on July 12, 1918 she was the daughter of the late Constantinos D. and Bessie (Christopher) Costopulos.
Mary's family meant everything to her. She lived through the depression and left school at the age of fifteen to help support her family. During WWII, while her brothers were in the army, Mary became active in the American Legion and the Moose Lodge.
When Mary married Walt she moved to Newburyport and she loved Plum Island beach. Walt was a jazz player and had his own band. Mary loved to go to Walt's "gigs". She was loved for her generosity and support. She lived to 102 and her memory was still sharp. Mary loved her home and her neighbors who were always there for her. She had an amazing support system which allowed her to live independently to the very end. She will be greatly missed.
Mrs. Jackson was the stepmother of Bobbie and Shirley. She. is survived by her 4 nephews and 2 nieces: David and Donna Costopulos, James and Karen Costopulos all of Ipswich, Connie Mattarochia of Danvers, Betty Ann and Patrick Penny of Merrimac, George and Patty Costopulos, Greg and Donna Costopulos all of Woburn. Mrs. Jackson is also survived by several grandnieces, grandnephews, great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews. She was predeceased by her 4 brothers and her nephew Harold Costopulos.
Due to the pandemic a private funeral service will be held in the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church in Ipswich on Saturday March 27th. All are invited to the graveside service in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery 29 Town Farm Road, Ipswich Saturday March 27th. at 11:00 A.M.. Visiting hours will be Friday March 26th., from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. in the Morris Funeral Home 45 North Main Street, Ipswich, all are respectfully invited. All in attendance both in the funeral home and at the cemetery must: wear a face covering, observe social distancing and must not come in physical contact with the family. In lieu of flowers please make an donation in Mrs. Jackson’s name to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105. To send a condolence to Mrs. Jackson’s family please go to: MorrisFH.com .
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