Mary Jacobson

IRON RIVER – Mary C. Jacobson, 77, of Iron River, passed away Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at Northstar Health System, Iron River.

She was born Feb. 21, 1936, in Caspian, the daughter of the late Antonio and Angeline (Folino) Fittante. She attended Stambaugh schools, graduating from Stambaugh High School with the class of 1954. She then attended Northern Michigan University for her certification as a licensed practical nurse (LPN). She was employed at Stambaugh Hospital, Iron County Community Hospital and Iron County Medical Care Facility for a total of more than 33 years.

She married Jack Jacobson on Oct. 26, 1956, at St. Cecilia Catholic Church of Caspian, and the couple were lifelong residents of the area. They celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary in 2013.

Mary was a member of St. Cecilia Catholic Church of Caspian, St. Ann’s Society, Daughters of Isabella and the 56 Club. She enjoyed knitting, cooking and playing cards. Mary loved to joke and especially loved being with her husband.

Mary is survived by her husband, Jack; daughters, Ann Marie (Curt) Kelly of New Paris, Ohio, and Julie (Zack) Jacobson-Weaver of Pittsburg; brothers, Joseph (Kathy) Fittante of Caspian, and Sam (Mary) Fittante of Warren; nieces, nephews and extended family.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Louis Fittante; and sisters, Annette Krans, Angeline Canale, and infant sister, Carmella.

Visitation will be Thursday, Jan. 30, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River

Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 31, at 12:30 p.m. at St. Cecilia Catholic Church, with Rev. Gregory Veneklase, pastor, to offer the Mass of Christian Burial.

The ladies of St. Ann’s Society will form an Honor Guard at the service.

Interment will be in Stambaugh Cemetery in the spring.

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Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River.