Salem, MA — Madeline Ann (Kerkorian) Jackson, 89, wife of the late Frederick J. “Trav” Jackson, with whom she shared 54 years of marriage, died peacefully at her home on Sunday, March 30, 2014. Born in Peabody, Mrs. Jackson was the daughter of the late John and Osanna (Toumikian) Kerkorian. Mrs. Jackson was raised and educated in Peabody, and graduated from Peabody High School. Following high school, she was employed with CBS Hytron in Danvers, and continued with Sylvania, where she worked for 39 years, until her retirement.
Mrs. Jackson enjoyed crocheting, and made many afghans for her friends and family members. She and her husband enjoyed dancing and entertaining their friends on Saturday evenings. She was a former member of the Geary 5 in Marblehead. She also enjoyed playing cards with her girlfriends every week. During her retirement, Mrs. Jackson enjoyed her winters in Naples Fla. But most especially, she loved her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren.
Surviving her is her loving daughter, Laura Ridley of Salem; and her son, Robert Jackson and his wife, Pamela Jackson of Providence, R.I., five grandchildren, David Ridley of Peabody, Lisa Garlin of Danvers, Amy St. Pierre of Falmouth, Maine, Scott of New Mexico, and Margot Jackson of Providence; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of Abraham and William Kerkorian, and Anna Borodkin.
ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral services will be held on Friday, April 4, from the Murphy Funeral Home, 85 Federal St., corner of North St., Salem, at 9:15 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Margin St., Salem, at 10 a.m. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home on Thursday April 3, from 4 to 8 p.m. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Salem. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the Beverly School for the Deaf, 8 Echo Ave., Beverly, MA 01915. For additional information, or her guest book, please call 978-744-0497, or visit www.MurphyFuneralHome.com.