Jacqueline Gross Mahar

Jacqueline Gross Mahar, of Wolfeboro, NH, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family and friends on December 20, 2019. She was 55 years old. Jacqueline was born on October 30, 1964 in Boston, MA. Jacqueline almost lost her leg in a motorcycle accident at the young age of 16. In spite of this life changing injury and multiple surgeries that spanned many years, she overcame her almost constant pain and lived with a zest for life and happiness that few could match. Jackie was a beautiful, vivacious and extroverted girl, a true force of nature. She attended Boston Latin Academy, then studied at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and Northeastern University. Jacqueline was a proud Mother of three wonderful children, a daughter Stephanie, and identical twin boys, Dana and Jordan. She was lifelong soulmate of John Gould of West Roxbury. Her strength and courage allowed her family to thrive in spite of many hardships. She became an Emergency Medical Technician, driving through Boston in an ambulance, saving people hurt in accidents. She later put her medical skills to work at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. Jackie later moved to Venice, Fl where she bought a beautiful home on Whipporwill Drive. She continued to work in the medical field while in Florida. Her strong will and fierce love for her children were legendary. Jackie later moved her family to Wolfeboro, NH where her boys were Tri-Varsity athletes and her daughter, an accomplished equestrian. She was not only the mother of her direct children, she was mother of many of her own children’s friends, who needed a good meal or some motherly advice. Jackie was a great animal lover too, she would shut down a four lane highway to save a turtle crossing the road. Jacqueline was an exceptional lady with a kind, loving heart that touched all who knew her. She was a selfless and loving daughter who left her home in New Hampshire for many months at a time, to care for her mother who was dying of cancer in Massachusetts. Jackie's capacity for love and caring extended far beyond her immediate family, she was a great friend to many. Always kind and generous, Jackie was deeply loved and will be sorely missed. Jacqueline was the beloved daughter of the late Michael and Marilyn Gross of West Roxbury, Loving sister of Michael Gross and his wife Nancy Gross of West Roxbury, the late Kimberly Gross of West Roxbury, and the late Eric Gross, survived by his wife Patricia Gross of Brockton. Loving aunt of Michael, Emily and Jessica. Funeral from the William J. Gormley Funeral Home, 2055 Centre St., West Roxbury, Saturday, December 28, at 9am followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Theresa's Church at 10 o'clock. Visiting hours Friday 4-8pm. Relatives and friends invited. Interment St. Mary's Cemetery
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