Paul A. Jacobsen
1930 – 2010
Vernon, CT & Woodstock, CT – Paul A. Jacobsen, 80, of Port St. Lucie, FL, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 24, 2010. Paul was surrounded by many loved ones over the past several weeks and died peacefully at the lake. He was the loving husband of the late Elsie (Braaten) Jacobsen for 52 years. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Paul Arthur and Sigrid (Evensen) Jacobsen.
Paul served in the USMC, after which he went to work for Alcan Aluminum in NYC. In 1963, he moved his family to Vernon, CT, where he lived for 26 years before retiring to Florida. He was an active member of Trinity Covenant Church of Manchester and the First Congregational Church of Port St. Lucie, where he sang in the choir. He spent his summers at the lake in Woodstock, CT.
Paul is survived by his son, Steven Jacobsen and his wife Debora of Stafford Springs, CT; his daughters, Debra Riley and her husband Michael of Ellington, CT, Joanne Graves and her husband Larry of Ellington, CT, and Linda Haggerty and her husband Brian of Ft. Pierce, FL; his brother Allan Jacobsen; his close cousin, Holly Barnes; and his eight grandchildren, Mark, Jake, and Katie Riley, Lindsay and Thomas Jacobsen, Zack Graves, and Laura and Sarah Haggerty.
The most important things to Paul were his faith, family, and friends, and this was reflected in how he lived his life. We are all blessed to have known him.
Relatives and friends are invited to a Memorial Service for Paul at 3:00 pm Saturday August 28, 2010 at Trinity Covenant Church, 302 Hackmatack St., Manchester, CT. Memorial donations may be made to Elsie’s House, c/o Safe Net Ministries, PO box 93, Stafford Springs, Ct 06076 or www.SafeNetMinistries.com. Gilman Funeral home has been entrusted with his arrangements. For guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.