Priscilla Louise (Currie) Jacobson, 90, of Manchester, NH, died peacefully with family members at her side on January 18, 2023 following a battle with lymphoma.
She was born in Manchester on June 22, 1932 to Roy and Elizabeth Currie. After graduating Manchester West High School in 1950 she studied nursing at Mary Hitchcock Hospital (now the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center) and worked as a medical assistant for doctors in Manchester and Dover New Hampshire.
In addition, she worked as a sales associate and beauty consultant for Estée Lauder Cosmetics, as a receptionist at BankEast and the Sheehan Phinney law firm, both in Manchester, and as a customer relations specialist at Beltone Hearing Aids in Merrimack, NH.
Priscilla met her future husband, John. R. Jacobson of Bedford, NH, at West High School, also class of 1950. They married in 1954 and had two children: Paul and Kristen. In addition to Manchester and Bedford, where she lived most of her life, Priscilla lived in Reston, VA and in Fayetteville, NC.
Priscilla was an active, engaged and outgoing person who, above all, loved her family and dogs. She cherished her time spent with children and grandchildren and adored walking her beloved dachshunds. Priscilla modeled in fashion shows, campaigned for political candidates, enjoyed classical and jazz music, drove sports cars, and relished anniversary trips to Bermuda. She delighted in holiday entertaining, created dried flower arrangements and celebrated her German and Scottish heritage and holiday traditions.
Her youthful membership in the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls fostered a lifelong devotion to community service through engagement with multiple civic, political, artistic and religious organizations. She taught Sunday school at Manchester’s First Presbyterian Church, where she was a deacon. She promoted local Republican Party activities, volunteered at Manchester’s Elliott Hospital and the crisis hotline at Manchester’s Mental Health Center and served as an usher for 16 years at Manchester’s historic Palace Theatre.
Priscilla belonged to the Elliot Hospital Junior Associates, the Order of the Eastern Star, the Business and Professional Women’s Club of Manchester and Bedford and the Bedford Mother’s and Garden Clubs.
Priscilla is predeceased by her husband John and her parents Roy and Elizabeth. She is survived by her sister Marilyn Mons of Manchester, son Paul Jacobson of Morrison, CO, daughter Kristen Shea of Wolfeboro, NH, grandson Brian Shea of Boston, granddaughter Leah Shea and great-grandson Myles Lefebvre, both from Wolfeboro.
Services will be held at the Phaneuf Funeral Home, 250 Coolidge Avenue in Manchester, on Sunday May 7, 2023 at 3:00p.m. Priscilla will be buried at the Bedford Center Cemetery on Church Road in Bedford.