Jackie Hamad Obituary, Death – On Monday, April 3, 2023, Jacqueline Blair Hamad, age 17, of West Hartford, Connecticut, passed away at home surrounded by her family and her dog Kobie. She was found to have died of natural causes. She began her life in Connecticut’s capital city of Hartford. Jackie’s physical abilities shone through from a young age, and she flourished in virtually every endeavor she attempted to participate in.
Jackie, a senior at Hall High School who competed on the varsity levels of volleyball, indoor track, and softball, was recognized as one of two Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) Scholar-Athletes for the 2023 school year. Jackie also participated in all three sports during her high school career. In her spare time, Jackie enjoyed hanging out with her close friends, attending to concerts, eating wonderful cuisine, playing the guitar, writing, drawing, and listening to music.
She also enjoyed playing the guitar. She was a big fan of a variety of musicians, including Phoebe Bridgers, SZA, Snail Mail, J. Cole, Denzel Curry, and Saba. Jackie was a strong supporter of both human and animal rights, and she particularly enjoyed spending time with the animals at Westmoor Park, where she worked as a camp counselor.
Jackie is survived by her parents, Michael and Pamela Hamad, and her brother, Samuel Hamad, all of West Hartford, Connecticut; Jackie’s grandmother Renee Hamad of Sarasota, Florida; Jackie’s grandmother Nancy Conley of Rochester, New York; Jackie’s aunt Karen Hamad, uncle Jon Yenari, and cousins Lauren and Sage Yenari of Sarasota, Florida; and Jackie’s uncle John Conley of Rochester, New York.
At the Vincent Funeral Home, which is located at 880 Hopmeadow Street in Simsbury, there will be a visitation on Friday, April 7 from three in the afternoon until eight in the evening. On Saturday, April 8, at 3:00 PM, there will be a celebration of her life held at Asylum Hill Congregational Church, which is located at 814 Asylum Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut 06105. Cedar Hill Cemetery in Hartford will serve as the location for the private burial.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Catskill Animal Sanctuary, which may be found at 316 Old Stage Road in Saugerties, New York 12477. Please pay your respects to Jackie by leaving a message in her Book of Memories, which may be found at www.vincentfuneralhome.com.