Jackie was born on July 8, 1942, in Boston, MA; she was the cherished daughter of the late Giacomo and Gilda (Paone) Volo. Jackie lived in the North End of Boston and Somerville before her family settled in Medford. She graduated from Matignon High School in Cambridge and then to Boston College where she was one of the first Class of women to earn her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSRN). She furthered her education with a Master’s Degree in Education from Fitchburg State College.
Jackie enjoyed two careers at Malden Hospital; one as a registered nurse caring for patients, the other as a teacher of nursing at Malden Hospital’s School of Nursing Unit. She treated her patients and students as family and made sure they got the best care and education. Jackie went on to teach Nursing and Health at the Shawsheen Valley Technical High School in Billerica, MA; she loved her students and wanted to give them the best education and “tools” to go out into the healthcare profession.
Jackie was always at the forefront of Women’s rights and independence; for the last decade of her career, Jackie, taught continuing education for Hallmark Healthcare in Somerville. She valued a good education and continued to keep herself and others updated in the latest practices in her field; she was a true believer in people doing their best and went above and beyond to help others.
Jackie was known to be upbeat and on the go. Before it was fashionable for women to be independent she worked, cooked dinner for her family, did yard work and had big family Sunday dinners. She loved to travel, play tennis, sew, and master the piano. She could do anything she set her mind to- even reupholstering her red velvet love seat!
Jackie loved to entertain and throw parties for her family and friends. She loved the holidays and would play the piano and have everyone gather to sing Christmas songs. Jackie had a passion for antiquing and also collecting blue cobalt glass pieces.
Jackie’s family was always first and foremost in her life; her unconditional love and support for them was amazing. Jackie married her “beloved” Tony in May of 1989; together, they blended their families and made countless memories to last a lifetime. Jackie cherished the time she spent with her family; they were her world and she beamed with pride as she spoke of them.
Jackie will be fondly remembered as a “one of a kind lady”; she was kind, caring, and generous to everyone; she was truly a wonderful person and will forever be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Jackie was the beloved wife of Anthony R. “Tony” Bazzinotti, devoted mother of Lisa (Marsh) Giandomenico & husband Paul of Salem, NH, Sean Marsh & wife Autumn Phillips of San Diego, CA, Lisamarie Bazzinotti & David Bean of Lunenburg, Peter Bazzinotti & Jo Ann Jackson of Tewksbury, Anthony Bazzinotti & wife Joanna of Lowell, Maria Bazzinotti & Ted Arnold of Lowell, Christopher Bazzinotti of Tewksbury. “Nana Jackie” of Alexandra Giandomenico & fiancé Corey Dustin, Paul Giandomenico Jr., Arianna Giandomenico, Julie & Alex Bostrom, Kimberly & Jon Sweeney, Dan & Veronicka Bazzinotti, Nicole Bazzinotti, Kristl & Brian Pacheco, Alyssa Bazzinotti, Rianna Bazzinotti, Anthony Bazzinotti, Emilie Bazzinotti, Jennifer Bazzinotti, Colleen & James McGrath, Veronika Bazzinotti, and Great-Granchildren Brody and Lyra Dustin, Kasey & Reilly Bostrom, Jonny Sweeney, Norah Pacheco, Nevaeh & Chloe McGrath. Cherished daughter of the late Giacomo and Gilda (Paone) Volo, dear sister of John Volo & wife Marie and children Matthew and Jennifer of Walpole, Marie Whitten & husband Steve and their children Kate and Sarah formerly of Barrington, RI, sister-n-law of William Bazzinotti of South Boston, close friend Judith Kincaid and her family of Wilmington. She is further survived by many cousins and close friends.
Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Thursday, October 20th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting Hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, October 19th from 4:00-8:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Jackie’s memory may be made to Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Road SW, Lilburn, GA 30047. www.lbda.org