Obituary: Margaret F. Jacoby
Margaret F. Jacoby died Sunday, September 22. “Miggs” was born on May 10, 1929 in Port Chester, NY, she was the daughter of the late Philomena and Peter Fanella of Harrison, NY.
Miggs married Victor Jacoby on June 24, 1951. They resided in Pound Ridge, NY for over 50 years in the house that Victor built.
Margaret is survived by her husband of 62 years and three children. Karen and Jeffrey Aarts of Pound Ridge, NY, Susan and Kevin Marks of Darien, CT and Jack Jacoby of Groton, CT. One of Migg’s greatest joys was spending time with her four grandchildren and watching them grow up, Michael, Peter, Sarah and Justin. She is also survived by many extended family members.
Miggs was a member of the Pound Ridge Community Church for more than 40 years and served on the Board of Trustees for over 10. She sat as chairman of The Altar Guild ensuring the weekly flower arrangements and holiday decorating was always done to perfection.
Miggs was an active member in The Pound Ridge Garden Club, heading many Civic Improvement projects that aided in the beautification of Pound Ridge. She began planting daffodils in the triangles in town and along the bicycle paths 20 years ago.
Miggs was inspired to garden from her parents and grandparents. She planted and nurtured a rose garden with over 50 rose bushes that repeatedly won her blue ribbons from the Garden Club. Her perennial garden expanded over the years and also won awards and respect from fellow club members.
Pound Ridge was a special place for Miggs. Her pride for Pound Ridge and its appearance was only surpassed by the joys that her family brought to her.
A service will be held Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at the Pound Ridge Community Church. She was laid to rest at the Pound Ridge Cemetery.
Arrangements were by Clark Associates Funeral Home, Katonah, NY.
Memorial contributions in honor of Margaret Jacoby may be made to: The Pound Ridge Community Church, 3 Pound Ridge Rd. Pound Ridge, NY 10576 or The Pound Ridge Ambulance Corps., P.O. Box 237, Pound Ridge, NY 10576
—by the Family