Jacqueline A. Cilley
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CARIBOU - Jacqueline A. Cilley, 84, passed away March 13, 2020 in Caribou following a period of declining health. She was born in Fort Fairfield, July 3, 1935 the daughter of George L. and Alice F. (Kenneson)Ayoob. Jackie attended elementary and middle school in Fort Fairfield, and then attended Mount Merici Academy in Waterville for high school. Following her graduation, she then attended Mount Saint Mary College in Hooksett, NH, and Sacred Heart Hospital School of Nursing in Manchester, NH. She worked in various roles in the nursing field, including nursing, nursing management, and nursing education in Maine, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Connecticut. She will be remembered as a nurse who was passionate about her career and who brought a smile and enthusiasm to any problem.

Jacqueline is survived by her husband, Richard N. Cilley of Caribou, her sister and brother-in-law, Andrea and William "Richard" Pelletier of Fort Fairfield. She was predeceased by her parents, and a brother, Lawrence Ayoob. In keeping with Jackie's wishes, no funeral services will be held. Those who wish to contribute in her memory may do so through the Northern Maine Community College Foundation, Sunshine Health Scholarship Fund, 33 Edgemont Drive, Presque Isle, Maine 04769. Arrangements by Mockler Funeral Home, Caribou.
Published on March 16, 2020

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Carol Ayoob
Mar 23, 2020
This woman, Aunt Jackie, I knew as always genuinely vulnerable, and sweetly strong ~ from the day I was born, to her final years with Uncle Dick Cilley. I had just enough fear of her, as a child, with those dramatic expressions ~ the raised brow and pursed lips that often gave way to a bright smile. This Aunt who taught me about my changing body when I was 13, on a long shopping trip to Madawaska - I could ask her questions, because she was a nurse. She talked science, and somehow I felt comfortable with her. We wrote letters throughout the years she and Uncle Dick lived in WI and CT. She invited me (and friends) overnight, and we watched birds, played piano, sang Beatles songs, she provide...d art supplies and framed my little drawings. She made me feel SO special! Trips to Mount Katahdin, Bar Harbor, Mactaquac, NB, with all six little Ayoobs. She and Aunt Nini (her sister) would make up country songs and wail as they drove. This really made me laugh. She taught me how to parent, how to love, how to live inside my values, (it all became apparent), by example. What a grounded life Aunt Jackie lived; simple and true.Read more
Martha and family
Mar 22, 2020
Our dear cousin, babysitter, nurse and confidant! My sister and I enjoyed your wisdom and fun on our trips to King’s Landing and Hampton beach. We will always remember the many laughs and exciting times with you! You rocked in our books! Fond memories will remain! ❤️🙏
Madalyn george-Thiemann
Mar 22, 2020
So many memories of growing up with Jackie! She was our babysitter when my parents went away. Bought us each a Sugardaddy even though my mom never let us have candy!!!
Binette schuyler
Mar 22, 2020
Jackie was so full of fun and mischief. So many awesome memories of time with her ! Thoughts and prayers from us here in Ohio ! May you feel the warmth of God’s loving embrace during this difficult time 🙏🏼❤️