Jacqueline “Jackie” M. Storti, 94, of Great Barrington died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Jackie was born May 12, 1925, in Lee, the daughter of Willard and Irene (Mooney) Pease. She attended St. Mary’s Elementary in Lee and was a graduate of the Lee High School class of 1943. Jackie worked in the area in private kindergartens in the late ‘50s and early ‘60s. She then joined the local Sears catalog store in Great Barrington and worked her way up to manager; she was one of the first female managers for Sears before retiring at age 61. Jackie enjoyed golfing and bowling and was in leagues for both; was an avid sports fan who enjoyed watching the Red Sox and Celtics; and she especially enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
Jackie is survived by two daughters: Linda (Bill) Shimmon of Bloomfield, New York, and Michelle (Tom) Peters of West Stockbridge; four grandchildren: Brian (Anne) Shimmon, Denise Shimmon, Nicole Peters and Daniel Peters; two great-grandchildren, Sarah and Patrick Shimmon; and two nieces: Sally Bissell and Cynthia Pease. Jackie’s first husband, James L. Macken Jr., predeceased her in September 1993; and her second husband, Richard L. “Ace” Storti, predeceased her Feb. 12, 1999. Jackie was predeceased by companion Gene Longo, brother Willard Pease Jr. and nephew Alan Pease.
A funeral Mass for Jacqueline M. Storti will be held Thursday, Oct. 3, at 10 a.m. with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at St. Peter’s Church in Great Barrington with Rev. William P. Murphy officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Lee. The family will receive friends Wednesday, Oct. 2, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the BIRCHES-ROY FUNERAL HOME, 33 South St. Great Barrington MA 01230. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in Jackie’s memory may be made to either Fairview Hospital Development Fund or Ramsdell Library in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be made through birchesroyfuneralservices.com.