COOPERSTOWN – Cooperstown native Jacqueline Parshall of Jamesville, a golfer and sports enthusiast, passed away Thursday afternoon, Nov. 23, 2017, at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center in Syracuse after a brief illness.
She was born in Cooperstown, a daughter of Chester O. and Rosalina M. (Pugliese) Bridger.
Raised in the family home on Maple Street, Jackie graduated from Cooperstown High School, Class of 1964. She graduated from SUNY Brockport in 1968 with a bachelor’s in education.
She married Harry L. Parshall III of Cooperstown, and moved to the Syracuse area after he joined the state Department of Taxation & Finance. Married for 44 years, he predeceased her on Feb. 23, 2013.
Jackie was an avid sports fan and closely followed the New York Yankees and Syracuse University’s teams. She was an enthusiastic amateur golfer and a member for more than 20 years at the Pompey Club, where she currently served as treasurer of the women’s golf league.
She also enjoyed bowling, playing cards and taking trips to the Central New York casinos with her family members and close friends.
She was a long-time supporter and volunteer for the Special Olympics in Upstate New York.
Surviving are her daughter, Leigh-Ann Parshall of Jamesville, and her siblings, Phyllis Newell of Hartwick and Chester T. “Tim” Bridger and wife, Lora, of Tonawanda, and their families.
In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her father, Chet Bridger, who died Aug. 13, 1994; her mother, Rosie Bridger who died Jan. 8, 2011; and a brother-in-law, Gary Michael “Mike” Newell, who died Dec. 23, 2016.
Per Jackie’s wishes, there will be no services. Burial will be later in Lakewood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish may donate to Pathfinder Village Foundation, 3 Chenango Road, Edmeston, NY 13335-2314.
Arrangements are under the care and guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home, 82 Chestnut Street, Cooperstown.