Jacqueline Anne Hanrahan, 89, died on September 4, 2016, surrounded by her family at the Hebrew Life Rehabilitation Center, Roslindale, MA. Jackie was born July 12, 1927, in Brewer, Maine, to Anne (Hodgins) and Leonard L. Pooler.
Her siblings include Jane Youngk, Mary Lou Lancaster, Greg Pooler, Connie Hughes, Brigid Gilbert, Judith Andersen, many beloved nieces and nephews; and Mark Pooler (deceased). She married John J. Hanrahan, 1952, at St. Ignatius Church, Boston, MA. Her children include Michael, Nancy, Greg, Jane, Peter, Matthew, Susan, Anne Marie and Anthony (deceased). She has 14 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
Prior to marriage, she became a Registered Nurse, educated at Carney Hospital and worked as a hospital nurse at St. Vincents Hospital, Bridgeport, CT and Morehead, Ky. She loved caring for babies, children and older adults. Her sense of humor brightened all around her. She was playful and loved to sing. She always made time for her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, spending hours playing Monopoly and card games. She was exceptionally talented as an artist and designer of clothing and crafts. She loved going to yard sales and getting the best bargain.
A funeral service will be held at St. John Chrysostom Parish in West Roxbury, MA at noon on Saturday, September 10, 2016. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hebrew Life Rehabilitation Center in Roslindale, MA or the Alzheimer Association.