Eileen M. Jacobson

October 27, 1943  - May 1, 2012

MILFORD - Eileen M. Jacobson, a loving wife and mother and long-time resident of Milford, died Tuesday afternoon, May 1, 2012, surrounded by her family at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown. She was 68.

Born October 27, 1943, in Cohoes, she was a daughter of the late Clement and Lena (Boutin) Clifford.

A 1964 graduate of the St. Peter's Hospital School of Nursing in Albany, she began her career as a dedicated and caring Registered Nurse, first at Samaritan Hospital in Troy and then Cohoes Hospital. It was during her time in Cohoes that she met her future husband, Carl William Jacobson. They were eventually married May 27, 1976, in a ceremony in the chapel at Cohoes Hospital.

In 1978, the Jacobsons moved to Milford, and Eileen became the assistant head nurse on the Medical Surgical II Unit at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown. She retired in 1985.

In her leisure, Eileen enjoyed doing craft work, camping, and being an avid fan of the New York Yankees and #88 Dale, Jr.  Her family was the most important part of her life, especially her grandchildren. She will be fondly remembered for her great sense of humor, and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Eileen is survived by her loving husband and friend of 36 years, Bill, of Milford; her three children, Judith A. Smith Kessler and her husband Timothy, Ernie Smith and his wife Amy and Mark Richard Smith and his wife Kathleen, all of Milford; eight grandchildren, Sarah Eileen, Timothy M., Renee Anne and Kirsten Marie Kessler, C. J. and Courtney Taylor Smith, and Kestra Mary and Ian Daniel Smith; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Dorothy Clifford Green who died in 1951 and her brother, Richard Clifford who died in 1984.

A service to celebrate Eileen's life will be offered at 3 PM on Saturday, May 5, 2012, at the Milford United Methodist Church with Rev. Mary Ellen Moore, pastor, officiating. Eileen's family will receive friends at the church on Saturday afternoon from 1 PM until service time.

Burial will be private and at a later date in the Milford Cemetery.

In grateful recognition of the many times the Milford Emergency Squad came to Eileen's rescue, her family requests that, as an alternative to flowers, expressions of sympathy in the form of memorial gifts be directed to the Milford Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 359, Milford, NY 13807. The family also extends special thanks to Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care and the staff of Bassett Medical Center for all their care and support.

Arrangements are under the guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.

If you would like to send condolences to the family, send an email to Connell, Dow & Deysenroth. We will forward your comments to the family. If you would like to send flowers in memory of the deceased, contact Mohican Flowers, or call them at (607) 547-8822.