Jacqueline A. Hapworth

OAKLAND – Jacqueline A. Hapworth, 83, of Oakland, passed away Sunday, May 22, 2022.

Jackie was born in Fairfield on Dec. 19,1938, the daughter of Alnora B. Ronco (Columbus) and Edward A. Ronco. Jackie was raised in Fairfield and all her years of school were completed through Fairfield School District.

Jackie was a proud, hardworking dairy farmer for over 30 years on her family farm, Happy Acres Dairy where she cherished working with her four children, Patti, Cindy, Billy, and Howard; her loving husband, Ernest; and her grandson, Jason. Jackie and her family were known for always lending a hand to anyone in need of help and for taking in several hardworking farmhands over the years who became like family.

Jackie also enjoyed working for a few years at Genes Market in Fairfield Center, meeting some lifelong friends along the way.

Jackie was a very social person who enjoyed meeting friends daily for years for coffee/breakfast. She really enjoyed visiting with family and friends no matter the time of day or night. Jackie also enjoyed sewing, cooking, baking, camping and many more hobbies. When anyone would ask Jackie how come she smiles so much she would always answer with “I have a lot to smile about.” Most of all, Jackie was grateful for the years she was able to spend watching her great-granddaughter, Izabella grow up.

Jackie was predeceased by her parents Alnora B. Ronco and Edward A. Ronco; her loving husband, William E. Hapworth, Sr.; her daughter-in-law, Dee Hapworth; her sister-in-law, Kathleen Powers; her nephew, Howard Powers, her niece, Renee Powers; her sister-in-law, Alison Roberts; and her lifelong friend, Margaret “Peggy” Crosby.

She is survived by daughter, Patti White of Fairfield and her companion, Jim LeClair, her daughter, Cindy, her son, Bill Hapworth of Fairfield, her son, Howard Hapworth and daughter-in-law, Tara Grignon of Fairfield; her grandson, Jason White and his spouse, Tammy, and their daughter, Izabella White (Jackie’s great-granddaughter); her brother, Edward Ronco and his spouse, Shelley Ronco of Waterville; her niece, Tara Ronco; and many other cousins, nieces, and nephews which she loved.

Jackie cherished each day and loved being surrounded by family and friends and enjoyed having coffee and a chat. She had many friendships over the years and no matter the distance or time between, most lasted a lifetime including the Breakfast Club at Truckers then Purple Cow and so on. Smile in her memory and she lives on in our hearts.

Jackie loved all dog breeds and had many over the years, but her favorite remained the German Shepherd.

Per Jackie’s request, there will be no funeral services.

The Hapworth Family would like to say thank you to Raye, Jeff, and Aaliyah Higgins of Oakland for being such dear friends and always being there for Jackie and our family over the years; she loved being close to you and especially loved being able to continue the camping, lobster bakes and campfire tradition going as long as possible. We also want to thank Laure Ricker for always being a friend and taking good care of Jackie.

Love Always

The Hapworth Family

Arrangements are in the care of Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main St., Fairfield where memories may be shared, and an online register book signed by visiting http://www.lawrybrothers.com.

In lieu of flowers,

please donate to your local animal shelter or

German Shepherd Rescue

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