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Jacqueline Marie (Comeau) Peterson

Jacqueline Marie (Comeau) Peterson

Friday, November 20th, 2020
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All are welcome at visiting hours for Jackie. And although in person attendance is not possible at the funeral service except for immediate family, all are welcome to watch via Tribucast's remote attendance system online. The service will be held on Monday, December 7th, 2020 at 1:00PM EST. To link directly from our web page, click on the blue "Home" button in the top right corner. From the main page you'll find the button that will take you directly to the live stream page. You may have to refresh the page just before 1pm to start the live feed.
Thank you.

Jackie Peterson, 56, passed away suddenly at her home in Marlborough, MA on Friday, November 20, 2020.

Born Jackie Comeau in Fitchburg, MA, she attended Fitchburg State University, earning a B.S. in Accounting. Always looking to challenge herself, she had successful careers in Accounting and Computer Technology before reinventing herself again as a Casino Dealer, working at Boston Billiards Club and Casino in Nashua, NH.

An avid poker player herself, Jackie was a force to be reckoned with at the tables, playing in poker rooms and tournaments up and down the East Coast. A 4th place finish in a major Atlantic City tournament in 2013 enabled her to play in the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas that summer. Going back to the WSOP had been her goal ever since, and she was leading a small home poker league that would have awarded a 2020 WSOP Main Event seat before the league was suspended due to COVID.

Jackie was an animal lover as well with a strong connection to horses. She had been trained in the healing power of horses, and was looking to apply this training in a future “therapy with horses” role. Jackie was able to connect with horses in a way that not many people were able to do, and she was known in the equine community as a “horse whisperer."

Jackie believed in the rights of horses, especially wild horses. In recent years, she became a strong advocate for the protection of wild horse herds, particularly in the Western United States. Her convictions were so strong that she travelled to Washington D.C. in 2019 to testify to the Bureau of Land Management on the issue.
Jackie’s love of animals extended beyond horses, as at the time of her passing, she and her husband had two rescue cats, two rescue parakeets and one lovebird she had hand raised.

Jackie is survived by her husband of 3 years, Gary S. Peterson, her sister Pauline Comeau and her mother Florence (Cormier) Comeau. She was preceded by her father Delphis Comeau and her brothers Rene and Ricky Comeau.

Family and friends are invited to visiting hours on Sunday December 6th from 1:00-3:00pm at the Acton Funeral Home, 470 Massachusetts Avenue, (Rte 111) Acton. Masks are required and social distancing will be observed. Attendance at the funeral home service is private, however all are welcome to watch the service live stream on Monday December 7th at 1:00pm via the following Tribucast link:
Rev. Tim Knapp will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Rosemary (Horse) Farm Sanctuary in New York, so that Jackie’s passion for horse rescue and elder equine care can continue. Donations can be made online at https://rosemaryfarm.networkforgood.com/projects/117405-in-memory-of-jackie-peterson

Donations by mail should be made as follows: Rosemary Farm Sanctuary, Inc.1646 Roses Brook Road
South Kortright, New York 13842. Be sure to notate "In memory of Jackie Peterson" on the check memo line.

(Donations are Deductible: Rosemary Farm Sanctuary, Inc, is a registered NYS non-profit charity with 501(c)(3) status. For tax purposes EIN is: 45-5185301)

Memorial page actonfuneralhome.com
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, December 6th, 2020 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Sunday, December 6th, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Acton Funeral Home
    470 Massachusetts Avenue
    ACTON, MA 01720
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Family and friends are welcome to visiting hours on Sunday December 6th, 2020 from 1:00-3:00PM.
    Masks are required and social distancing will be observed.
  • Service

    Monday, December 7th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Monday, December 7th, 2020 1:00pm
    Acton Funeral Home
    470 Massachusetts Avenue
    ACTON, MA 01720
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    The funeral home service will be Monday December 7th at 1:00pm. Although in-person attendance is restricted to immediate family due to the pandemic, all are welcome to watch the service via the remote attendance stream via Tribucast. Please use the following link to be directed to the page. You may need to refresh the page just before 1:00pm when the service will begin.

    Rev. Timothy Knapp


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Private Condolence

Janice Baldrate

Posted at 02:11pm
Jackie was an amazing woman. Strong and passionate. I’m glad you two found each other, even if it was for just a moment in time. She is truly beautiful. I will miss her very much. 🙏🏻🙏🏻My prayers are with you and your families

Robert MacDonald

Posted at 09:59am
Gary - We are VERY sorry for your loss! While we didn’t really know Jackie, we sincerely wish we had! Knowing how much you adored each other, we’re sure she was a very special person! We will pray that God comfort you and the entire Peterson and Comeau families after this tragic loss.
Bob & Lori MacDonald

Kathy Strouse

Posted at 12:18pm
Jackie was a great lady, she has helped save many horses from SLAUGHTER, this is a huge blow to the horse community, she will be missed.

Chiara Norton

Posted at 07:34am
Many condolences and prayers to the Comeau and Peterson family. Jackie's kind smile and caring heart will be missed.

Amy Maves

Posted at 02:29pm
Many happy things were said about the AmazingSoundingJackie from my cousin Gary, her guy! I believe they were not married yet when he&l were able to meet last... but you could tell Gary adored this Jackie he spoke of! Wow l wish l knew her! I’ll be researching if there is an equine sanctuary of her sort here in Arizona l could help out with in some way, in her name
Blessings for Peacefulness in Beautiful Jackie Memories to Gary & her entire family & friends & loved horses
(Amy Maves, Gary’s cousin)

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