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Colleen Joy Jacobs

June 11, 1958 — August 9, 2023

Brattleboro, VT

Brattleboro native and friend to many, Colleen Joy Jacobs passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2023, at Pine Heights at Brattleboro Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation following a long illness.

Colleen was born June 11, 1958, at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital to Thelma (Facemire) and Arthur F. Jacobs, Jr. She attended Academy School and BUHS, a member of the class of 1976.

Following high school she enlisted in the Vermont National Guard.  Her working career included American Stratford Printing, NK Graphics, HCRS and she was a private home health care attendant for several Brattleboro families.

She is survived by her mother Thelma Sharlow, of Guilford, her sister Betty McGinn (Dominique Perroud) of Virginia, her brother Randy Jacobs Sr. (Biz Dana) of Hinsdale, NH, sister-in-law Katrina Jacobs of Brattleboro and son Aaron Jacobs of Brattleboro. 

She will be deeply missed by all and especially her grandchildren Derek, Ayden, Allura, Arius, Atayos and Aluna Jacobs and her great-grandson Grayson Jacobs all of Brattleboro and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was predeceased by her father Arthur F. Jacobs Jr., and brother Arthur F. Jacobs, III.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association or The Gathering Place

Calling hours for Colleen will be held on Friday, August 25 from 6pm to 8pm at Ker Phaneuf Funeral Home, 57 High Street, Brattleboro, VT. Ker Phaneuf Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. To view an online tribute, leave a message of condolence or for more information please visit

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Friday, August 25, 2023

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57 High St, Brattleboro, VT 05301

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