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Jackie Sobel

April 9, 1958 — March 20, 2024

Hobe Sound, FL

Mary Jacqueline "Jackie" (Walsh/Gardner) Sobel, 65, of Hobe Sound, FL, passed away on March 20, 2024. She was born on April 9, 1958, in Warwick, RI, to the late Jackie and Ray Walsh.

Jackie was a beloved art and math teacher, sharing her passion for learning at Hudson Catholic High School, Bancroft School, Worcester State University, and as the Director of the middle school math department at Meyer Prep School. She graduated from Fitchburg State College.

In her free time, Jackie enjoyed gardening, running, participating in Disney half and full marathons, sewing, and cleaning the beach.

She is survived by her children: Emily Lindblad (and spouse Andy Lindblad), Eileen Gardner (and spouse Jeff Moan), Betsy Gardner (and spouse Mike Wellman), Thomas Gardner (and partner Hannah Fisher), and Margaret Gardner; grandchildren: Ella, Olive, and Jack Lindblad, Cole Moan; husband David Sobel; aunt, Jean Carpenter; and siblings: Martha Fournier, Ray Walsh, Denny Walsh, Michaela Tervo, and Danny Walsh along with their spouses. She also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held at Mercadante Funeral Home & Chapel, 370 Plantation Street, Worcester, MA on April 14th from 12:00pm to 2:00pm, with the Eulogy and stories being shared starting at 1:30pm. Her ashes will be spread on a beach in FL at a later date as per her wishes.

In lieu of flowers, charitable donations can be made in her name to the YWCA. 

Jackie will be deeply missed by all who knew her, but her memory will live on in the hearts of those she touched.

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Memorial Gathering

Sunday, April 14, 2024

12:00 - 1:30 pm (Eastern time)

Mercadante Funeral Home & Chapel

370 Plantation Street, Worcester, MA 01605

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Memorial Service

Sunday, April 14, 2024

1:30 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Mercadante Funeral Home & Chapel

370 Plantation Street, Worcester, MA 01605

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