Westfield, MA — Jacqueline J. Pressey, 80, of Larchley Avenue, Westfield, Mass., passed away peacefully Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at the Noble Hospital. She was born in Lawrence, Mass., Aug. 31, 1932, the daughter of the late H. Lloyd and Helen (Joy) Hepworth. She moved to Derry, N.H., where she was a graduate of Pinkerton Academy, later in life, earning her degree in teaching at Westfield State College. Jackie was employed as a high school teacher in the Agawam School system for over 20 years, retiring in 2000, and had also worked as a driving instructor for the Elm Auto School in Westfield. Jacqueline was a member of the Church of the Atonement Episcopal Church in Westfield. She was a past member of the Westfield School Committee and a longtime member of the Mass. Teachers Association.
Jacqueline’s beloved husband, Roland of 32 years, passed away in 1985. She leaves her loving children, Craig R. Pressey and his wife, Pamela, and Kurt W. Pressey and his wife, Leslie, all of Agawam, Keith A. Pressey and Lisa Armstrong and her husband, Richard, of Westfield; her 8 cherished grandchildren and her 6 adored great-grandchildren. Jacqueline was a caring sister to William Hepworth of Florida, John Hepworth of Illinois, Frederick Hepworth of Derry, and Martha Smith of Florida, and the treasured aunt to several nieces and nephews. Jacqueline was predeceased by her loved siblings, Linda Robertson, James and Roger Hepworth.
ARRANGEMENTS: A graveside service will be held Saturday, June 29, at 9 a.m. in the Forest Hill Cemetery in E. Derry. The Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium of Derry are assisting the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 516 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104.