February 12, 1944 - August 15, 2021
Jacqueline Farmer, affectionately known as “Jackie” to her family and friends, passed away peacefully on August 15, 2021 at home. Born on February 12, 1944 to the late Eugene Celestino and Henrietta (nee: Rekos) Schaefer and has been a lifelong resident of South Philadelphia. A former employee of Graduate Health Systems and a retiree of Hahnemann Hospital where she worked as a secretary in The Nephrology Department. She had a special place in her heart for her dog, Chili from South Philly and was known as the “Dog Lady” to those who lived on her street. Where she loved giving gifts to the dogs on her street as well as at the dog patch on Front Street for Christmas. Jackie enjoyed traveling throughout the world, was a great story teller, had an eclectic style, loved buying and shopping for her nieces and nephews, sunbathing and spending time reading. She loved the time she spent with her family and will be remembered as strong willed, witty, caring, generous, and loving sister, aunt and friend. Loving mother of the late Edward Farmer. Devoted sister of Linda (Raymond “Scotty”) Scott. Beloved aunt of Kristi (Michael) Heisler, Ryan (Angie) Scott and great aunt of Jessika, Michael Jr., Derek, Brendan, Jaxson and great great aunt of Madison and soon to arrive Baby Girl Eggert. She will be sadly missed by her cousins and very good friends. Relatives and friends are invited to her Visitation Friday morning from 8 to 10 AM at the Murphy Ruffenach, Brian W. Donnelly Funeral Home (3rd & Wolf Streets). Funeral Mass 10:30 AM in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. Burial Holy Cross Cemetery. In her memory donations may be made to PA Wounded Warriors, Inc. 1117 Country Club Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011 or Mums and Mutts, 800 N. 2nd Street, PMB #178, Philadelphia, PA 19123.
Jacqueline Farmer, affectionately known as “Jackie” to her family and friends, passed away peacefully on August 15, 2021 at home. Born on February 12, 1944 to the late Eugene Celestino and Henrietta (nee: Rekos) Schaefer and has... View Obituary & Service Information
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