~~Jacqueline “Jackie” Claire Ford (nee Drewitz),80, of Chatham, NJ, loving wife and mother, passed away peacefully on Monday October 3, 2016. Jackie attended Asbury Park High School where she was a gym leader and a twirler. In April of 1956, she married a Marine, William “Buddy” Ford. Jackie was a mother of 6; Mike and his wife Robin Ford, Steve and his wife Nancy Ford, Tom and his wife Mary Ford, Judy and her husband Don Almgren, Mary and her husband Joe Allen and Stacy and her husband Kevin Humpich. Grandma to 13, Michael, Andrew and Jeffrey Ford, Liz, Michaela, Kaitlyn and Tess Ford, Jake and Braedan Almgren, Sydney, Bailey, Christian and Peyton Allen. Great Grandmother of Olive Ford. Jackie took pride in raising her children with her husband, Bud, whom she loved so dearly. Before having her children, she worked at New Jersey Bell and the Asbury Park Press. She was a parishioner at St. Patrick’s Church in Chatham for 51 years, where she was involved with the Rosary Altar Society. Jackie also volunteered for the Overlook Twig and belonged to Minisink Swim Club. People in town could often find her socializing at Angie’s Luncheonette in downtown Chatham. She was loved by everyone who had the honor of knowing her. Jackie was predeceased by her mother, Rose Drewitz, father Conway Drewitz and brother Conway Drewitz, Jr. There will be a visitation at Wm. A. Bradley & Son Funeral Home, 345 Main Street, Chatham on Wednesday, October 5, from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, October 6, at St. Patrick’s Church in Chatham at 10AM. Interment will follow at Fairmount Cemetery, Chatham.
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