Obituary: Jenna Belle Jacques
Visiting hours are set for tomorrow to honor a brave little girl who is memorialized on the Pink Heals rescue truck. Jenna Jacques was 9 years old when she passed away on July 6.
Jenna Belle Jacques, 9, of Providence, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Friday, July 6, 2012, at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence. Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of Philip E. and Heather E. (Paglio) Jacques, of Providence. Jenna was a third grade student at Reservoir Avenue School, Providence. Over the past 1 ½ years she became an advocate for childhood cancer awareness. Jenna enjoyed food, reading, arts and crafts and going to the beach.
Besides her parents, she is survived by her loving brothers Jayson C. Jacques, and her twin Philip E. Jacques, Jr. of Providence. Jenna was the maternal granddaughter of Charles and Donna (Iannotti) Paglio of Johnston, and the late Cynthia (DeCosta) Paglio, and the paternal granddaughter of Soroeup Voeul of Providence, and the late Edward and Evelyn (Parkinson) Jacques. She leaves numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and auntie and uncle cousins. She is also survived by her Pink Heals family.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her visiting hours on Tuesday, July 10, from 4 to 8 pm in the Nardolillo Funeral Home & Crematory, 1278 Park Ave., Cranston. Her funeral service and burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Team Jenna, c/o Citizens Bank, 27 Algonquin St., Providence, RI 02907.