Jacqueline Anne DimmockDecember 10, 1966 ~ April 7, 2017 (age 50)
Jacqueline Anne Dimmock, 50, of Syracuse, NY, died on Friday morning, surrounded by those who loved her, at the home of her parents in Colchester, CT, after a prolonged illness.
Jackie, as she was known to all, grew up in Colchester, and attended school there until she went to St. Bernard High School in Uncasville, CT, where she excelled academically, participating in both cross country and theatre.
After high school, Jackie attended UConn for a year before transferring to and later graduating from Connecticut College, in New London, CT, with a degree in psychology. After college, Jackie worked in the psychology field in Boston for several years before she decided to pursue her doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Virginia. After UVA, Jackie moved to Rochester, NY, and later settled in Syracuse, NY, where she has been for the last 20 years. For that time, she was a member of the faculty of SUNY-Upstate, a medical and research university located in Syracuse.
Throughout her life, Jackie pursued many passions, including table tennis and water sports, but her biggest was her involvement with Big Brothers/Big Sisters. Her relationship with her little sister, Renee, as well as with Renee’s sister, Christina, and the rest of her family, brought special joy to Jackie.
Another of Jackie’s passions was the UConn basketball team, especially the UConn women. Whenever a game was on, she could be found reading all available information about it, and sharing observations with her father and sister on the phone. An avid twitter follower of all of the players, Jackie knew more about the team than even the most fervent of fans.
Jackie is survived by her parents, Julia and Edward Dimmock, of Colchester, CT, her sister, Susan Dimmock of Rocky Hill, CT and her sister, Julie Dimmock, and brother-in-law, Bill Gagnon, of Burlington, VT. Funeral services will be at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Road, Colchester, on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. Visiting hours will be from 3-5:30pm, with a vigil service immediately following. The burial will be on Wednesday, April 12, at 11am at East Neck Cemetery, 154 Niles Hill Road in Waterford. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Onondaga County (New York).