Her obituary was published in The New Haven Register on June 30, 2013
SISKEN, JACKIE Jackie Sisken, 73, of Curve Hill Rd., Cheshire, devoted wife of nearly 51 years to Harold R. Sisken, died in Utica, N.Y. on June 28, 2013. Born in New Haven, March 24, 1940, she was a daughter of the late Boris & Edith (Simpson) Appell. Beloved Mother of Kevin D.(Christine) Sisken of Saline, Michigan & Traci Sisken of Wallingford. Dear Sister of Marlene(George)Klein and Sherwood(Carol Roberts)Appell, all of New Haven. Cherished Grandmother of Matthew & Caitlin Sisken.
Funeral Services at Temple Beth David, 3 Main St., Cheshire, TUESDAY afternoon at 2:00 o'clock with Interment Services to follow at the Temple Beth David section of Hillside Cemetery, Wallingford Rd., Cheshire. Memorial Contributions may be sent to the American , 5 Brookside Dr., Wallingford, Ct. 06492. A Period of Mourning will be observed at 63 Curve Hill Rd., Cheshire on Tuesday following the funeral until 8p.m., Wednesday & Thursday, 1p.m.-3:30p.m. & 6:30p.m.-8p.m. Funeral Arrangements in care of Robert E. Shure Funeral Home, New Haven. www.shurefuneralhome.com
Art, I love what you so eloquently said, I hope you do not mind that I share it here:
"Jackie's love and vibrant spirit has been such a blessing to us. Her sudden death leaves an emptiness in us yet it hard to imagine the pain and loss experienced right now by Harold. We hold him, their family, you Antoinette and Bernie and all who you have notified and the many more who will gather in celebration of her life in our heart, thoughts and prayers. Art "