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Jacquelyn Albano

05/11/1945 - 03/07/2022


Obituary For Jacquelyn Albano

Jacquelyn "Jackie" (Arnold) Albano, 76, of Portsmouth, RI, passed away, Monday, March 7, 2022 at John Clarke Nursing Center, Middletown, RI.

Born in Newport, RI, she was the daughter of the late Charles P. and Florence A. (McAlpine) Arnold.

Ms. Albano had worked as a teacher assistant in the Barrington School Department for many years. A big kid at heart, with a great sense of humor, she loved spending time at the beach, creating stained glass, crafting, reading, being outdoors, and anything musical. She was an animal lover, and loved her friends, family, and students dearly. Ms. Albano also served as a Girl Scout Leader in Barrington for many years.

She is survived by a son, Justin R. Albano of Portsmouth, RI, a daughter, Kara C. Albano of Riverside, RI, and a sister, C. Lynne (Arnold) Tobin of Florida. Jacquelyn was aunt to William "Bill" Craft, Shannon (Craft) Metzger, and the late David Tobin. She was a cousin to the late Sarah "Sallie/Yaya" (Hoyle) Medeiros, her late husband Manny, their daughter Melissa and preceded in death by their son Shawn. John Hoyle, his wife Angie, their daughter Alison and son Johnathan "Joff". Gail (Hoyle) Garrett, her late husband Roger, and their daughters Kim, Sally, and Beth.

Jackie knew family didn't have to be blood, and was a "mom" or "sister" to many.

Calling hours will be held on Friday, March 18, 2022, from 4:30-7:00PM at Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Rd., Warren RI.

Funeral services and burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Audubon Society of Rhode Island

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  • 03/10/2022

    Justin so sorry for your family's loss! Our thoughts & prayers are with you all

  • 03/10/2022

    Justin, I was so sorry to hear of your Moms passing. She was a wonderful friend who I've known for over 50 years. She had such a wonderful sense of humor. We just went out to lunch about a month ago so I was shocked to hear this. I know u will miss her alot. May she rest in peace. Marge Caswell

  • 03/10/2022

    Dear Justin and Kara, Joe and I offer our sincere condolences for the passing of your mom, our friend Jackie. I love her sassiness, her quick sense of humor and her kindness to all. ( She even told me her secret swimming place to swim at 2nd Beach. RIP dear friend Judy Gobble

  • 03/10/2022

    Sending love and comfort to the family. especially to Kara. May your Mom rest in peace. 🙏❤️

  • 03/10/2022

    Justin I am so very sorry for the loss of your Mom, I know how much you loved her. Thinking of you and sending my thoughts and prayers.

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