2012-11-22 / Obituaries

Jacquelin Caffery Glassie

Jacquelin Caffery Glassie,

22, was taken from us on Nov. 15, 2012. Jacqui, a born musician, had played the piano and composed her own music since she was 3 years old. She later learned to play the trumpet and was always a gifted vocalist.

Born in Newport and raised in Jamestown with her two sisters, Alison and Georgia Glassie, Jacqui was the beloved youngest daughter of Marcia S. Sallum of Jamestown and Don Glassie of Newport, and the precious granddaughter of Helen Sallum of Jamestown. Jacqui grew up with six dogs and also had a love for and deep connection with wildlife. Growing up, she could often be found nurturing orphaned baby animals.

Jacqui attended the Jamestown schools and graduated from Lawrence Academy in Groton, Mass., where, in addition to pursuing her musical gifts, and completing a summer program at Berklee College of Music, she was an accomplished three-season athlete. She was a cross-country star and competed on the ice hockey, downhill ski and lacrosse teams. On the eve of her graduation, she gave a concert of her own piano compositions for the entire school.

Jacqui was a music performance major at URI, where, as a freshman, she studied in graduate level courses. Jacqui was a sensitive and bold spirit who was searching for truth while navigating this precarious path of life. She loved her island home and her family and friends and was taken from us all far too soon.

Her memorial service will be held Saturday, Dec. 1, at 2 p.m. in St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Jamestown. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation (mho pus.org) or the Wildlife Rehabilitators Association of Rhode Island (RIWildlifeRehab.org).

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