ADRIAN – Jacquelyn J. “Jackie” Pantano, age 89, of Adrian, died suddenly April 23, 2020, at Cambrian Assisted Living and Memory Care in Tecumseh.
She was born October 9, 1930, in Detroit to John H. and Odelia (Wiebelhaus) Bryant, where she grew up with her sister Muriel (dec.)(Ralph) Orlando. On November 11, 1950, she married Joseph Pantano at Assumption Grotto Catholic Church and he preceded her in death after 68 years of marriage. She gave up her job as a legal assistant to raise her surviving children: son, Phillip (Sherry) Pantano, four daughters, Sheryl Brown, Sandra (Brian) Botsford, Sue (Gary) Saldana, and Shelly (Larry) Zechmeister, 18 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren including those in heaven. She was preceded in death by grandsons Humana Saldana and Jay W. Botsford. She is survived by sister-in-law, Victoria Cimino.
She was an active member of Guardian Angels Parish in Detroit before relocating, upon her husband’s retirement to start an apple orchard in Adrian, Michigan, which they operated for 25 years. She also became an active member in ministries at Holy Family Parish St Mary Campus in Adrian.
The family expresses gratitude for the wonderful care she received at Cambrian.
You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralservices.com. Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Family Parish St. Mary Campus for Masses, Daybreak Adult Day Services or Alzheimer’s Association.
No visitation due to pandemic restrictions; a Memorial Mass will be scheduled at a later date. She will be interned at a private service at St. Mary’s Cemetery.
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