Jacqueline M. “Jackie” Crafts “Our Shining Star” passed away peacefully on April 30, 2022. Beloved daughter of the late Eleanor (Budreau) and Charles J. Crafts. Loving sister of Robert and his wife Donna Crafts, Patricia Crafts, Michael and his wife Lisa Crafts, Charlene Costello and her husband Kevin, and the late Charles and his wife Rose and Richard and his wife Nancy. Cherished aunt of the late Wendy Crafts and numerous nieces, nephews and good friends. Funeral from Salvatore Rocco & Sons Funeral Home, 331 Main Street, Everett on Friday, May 6th at 9:00 am. A Funeral Mass will be held in Immaculate Conception Church 489 Broadway Everett at 10:00 am. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home on Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. Complimentary valet parking Thursday at the Main Street entrance. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.
Nobody celebrated life and love like Jackie. She was a well known and well loved person throughout the city of Everett. She worked for many years at Parlin Jr High and had so many accomplishments in her life. She was a Special Olympian and a very active member of the GBARC variety shows since the age of 4. She loved the stage and spotlights. She was very active in local politics and loved campaigning for her great political friends. She was a natural.
Her mother, Eleanor, changed the school system for her and Jackie was mainstreamed and very successful in school and graduated high school in 1985. Her dad, Charlie, created the Elks Record Hop for her 40 years ago and it is still going strong today.
Jackie was honored at the State House in Boston in 2015 as an “Unsung Heroine” of Massachusetts.
She was a hero to us all.