Patricia Jackman Kellogg, 84, of Vergennes
VERGENNES — On May 1, 2023, Patricia Jackman Kellogg was welcomed into the presence and embrace of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, whom she served with joy. Patty was born on Oct. 19, 1938, the first child of Charles and Jeanne Jackman. She attended Saint Mary’s Academy, graduated from Vergennes High School and Trinity College. She left her teaching career to dedicate herself to raising her growing family of three daughters and a son.
Patty was active in the many communities in which she and her family lived. She volunteered regularly, and helped organize and run multiple thrift shops supporting families in need. She volunteered for years at the Santa Claus Club, and the Penny Fair, conducted surveys to study high-risk behaviors in adolescents, and was a census data collector. Patty was also an active member of the St. Anne’s Society, where she joined with other women of faith in support of the church and greater community.
Her many years of caring for others were even more evident in the love of her family. For over 25 years, Patty was the “Queen Mother” at the Jackman camps on Lake Champlain, a place Patty loved so much. During those years, she welcomed nieces and nephews, some who spent days or weeks, others the entire summer. Patty could make the most reluctant child do some yardwork or cleaning for the prospect of fried bread dough with maple syrup or skiing as a reward. Those years were cherished by Patty and treasured by the many young nieces and nephews who built special relationships with her.
Patty loved so many things; she was a formidable opponent when it came to discussing politics, she campaigned actively for many candidates over the years. She also loved playing bridge and cards, both having been taught to all of us by our parents. She loved singing, and would accompany her sister to Project Independence, where she loved both the singing and visiting with participants. She always looked forward to her Book Club, and the special women with whom she became good friends. And most importantly, she loved her family and faith. They were her greatest strength and joy.
Patty is survived by her husband, Bob, married for 60 years; her daughters, Deb (Glenn), Katie (Tim), and Jennifer (Marc); grandchildren, Nicholas, Devyn (Matt), Maya (Ryan), Maddie, and Emma; and her precious great-grandson, Carter. She also leaves her siblings Alice, Michael (Marcia), Mary, Tom (Arlene) and John (Maureen). Patty leaves her Uncle Jim Senesac (Sally), her brother-in-law, Steve (Amy), her stepson, David, many wonderful Jackman and Senesac cousins, as well as nieces and nephews whom she loved very much.
She was predeceased by her parents; her son, Rob; her brother-in-law, Tom, and her sisters-in-law Elaine and Madeline.
The family would like to especially thank Addison County Home Health and Hospice for their compassionate and dedicated care.
Funeral services will be held at Saint Peter’s Catholic Church in Vergennes on Monday, May 15, at 10:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to Saint Peter’s Catholic Church or Addison County Home Health and Hospice. ◊
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