Jacqueline (Thompson) Ferguson, 91, of Farmington, formerly of Plainville, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at the Hospital of Central CT New Britain General Campus. She is now reunited with her loving husband of 55 years, Thomas Ferguson, who predeceased her in 2008.
Jackie was born on March 27, 1931 daughter to the late Katherine (Hogan) and Raymond Thompson. She grew up in Plainville, attended local schools and graduated from Plainville High School. A talented athlete and sports enthusiast, Jackie was inducted into the Plainville Sports Hall of Fame Basketball team and was a dedicated fan of the UCONN women’s basketball team. In addition, she was an avid golfer and enjoyed bird watching, gardening, and, of course, her Coors Light. Alongside her husband, she owned and operated Ferguson Electric Co., Inc. until 1995. In 1999, she purchased Sullivan Benson and operated the business until her passing. Jackie was well-known and respected in town as she supported the many organizations that her husband was involved in through the years. She was a member of the former Church of Our Saviour in Plainville and the VFW Ladies Auxilliary. Jackie loved traveling, especially to her vacation home in Myrtle Beach, SC, where she made lifelong friends, including her cherished friends, June and Dottie. She was a genuinely compassionate, strong-willed, business-minded lady who will be missed dearly leaving her family, friends, and employees with many cherished memories.
Jackie is survived by her son, Lee T. Ferguson and his significant other, Joanne Erdman, of Farmington; her daughter, Dale Stroczkowski, of Amherst, NY; her grandsons: Ryan Ferguson and his wife, Kayla, of Farmington, Geoffrey Ferguson and his wife, Lindsey, of Bristol, Thomas Ferguson, of Plainville, Andrew Ferguson, of Farmington, and Nicholas Stroczkowski and his wife, Katie, of Kenmore, NY; her granddaughters: Caitlin Thibodeaux and her husband, Elvin, of Dallas, TX and Alison Stroczkowski, of Chicago, IL; her great-grandchildren: Emilia, Everleigh, Leo, and Declan Ferguson, all of Farmington, Jack Ferguson, of Bristol, and Ethan, Jacob, and Nathaniel Ferguson, all of Wallingford; and several nieces, nephews, and extended family members. She was predeceased by her sisters, Leatrice (Dee) Carroll and Janice Thompson.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 16, 2023 at 10 a.m. at Plainville Funeral Home, 81 Broad St., Plainville. Burial will follow in West Cemetery, Plainville. Family and friends may gather on Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Plainville Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Jackie’s name may be made to The Plainville High School Athletic Backers Club, P.O. Box 664, Plainville, CT 06062. For more information or to leave online expressions of sympathy, please visit www.PlainvilleFuneralHome.com.
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The Plainville High School Athletic Backers Club
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