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WWII Vet and Peabody Native Raymond 'Stoney' Jackson Dies at 88

Jackson also worked for 40 years at the Eastman Gelatine Corporation after the war. A funeral Mass will be held Monday morning at St. Ann's.

Raymond B. "Stoney" Jackson, of Peabody, died Jan. 23. He was 88. Credit: Courtesy
Raymond B. "Stoney" Jackson, of Peabody, died Jan. 23. He was 88. Credit: Courtesy
Peabody native and World War II veteran Raymond B. "Stoney" Jackson died Thursday at Lynn Union Hospital, according to his obituary. He was 88.

Jackson was born and raised in Peabody and graduated from Peabody High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1944 and served in the Asiatic Pacific Theater of Operations. He was honorably discharged in 1946.

Upon returning home, Jackson was employed at the Eastman Gelatine Corporation for 40 years until he retired in 1985 as the supervisor of the company's water treatment plant.

He was the husband of Ernestine L. (Bourgeois) Jackson.

A funeral Mass will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Ann's Church with arrangements by Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery.

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