Obituary of Jacqueline Monfort
December 22, 2021
June 5, 1956 – December 22, 2021
Jacqueline Monfort passed away suddenly on December 22, 2021, in NYC, at the age of 65. The eldest child of George and Marie Monfort, Jackie grew up in Oyster Bay, New York. After graduating from high school there in 1974, she went on to acquire a B.A. degree in English literature from SUNY Brockport—along with a quick wit and a life-long passion for books.
After college, she embarked on a fulfilling marketing career in financial services and fintech. With Series 7 and Series 63 licenses in hand, she ascended to numerous leadership roles with several organizations, including Shearson, Citibank, Chemical Bank, the Depository Trust & Clearing Corp., UBS and Schwab Capital Markets.
In addition to being an avid reader, Jackie enjoyed all that New York City has to offer— from music, theater and film, to museums, restaurants and exploring neighborhoods. She enjoyed traveling and always looked forward to spending a few summer days in Maine as she did over the past several years. She cherished her wonderful family of friends and was the most kind, fun and loyal friend anyone could have. With a "the more the merrier" disposition, she relished hosting holidays at her home, and always extended invites to anyone spending the holidays alone. She took great pleasure and care of her cats, Ollie and Effie. But more than anything, Jackie adored and took exceptional pride in her niece, Stephanie, whom she raised from an early age. Raising Stephanie brought Jackie great joy. Jackie's passing is an immense loss for all who knew and loved her.
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Such good memories growing up on Floyd Place with Jackie. These were the early years when Chrissy M., Jackie and I would be outside playing together. We would cut through the back of the Mondort's yard to the Mazelewski's. Lots of fond memories of an old, back in the day, kinda friend...
Condolences to all
family and friends.
Posted by: Abby Martling - POTSDAM, NY - January 5, 2022
I have fond memories of Jackie during our time together at Charles Schwab.
She was a very kind, level-headed, professional and compassionate person who helped scores of younger colleagues. I miss her quick smile, wise words and experience.
Posted by: Laura Toniolo - Scarsdale, NY - January 6, 2022
I'm so sorry for your loss. Jackie was such a lovely person. I will never forget her.
Posted by: Judy Marino - Oyster Bay, NY - January 6, 2022
Although I only knew Jackie for a short time, she was a fantastic colleague and always lit up the room (or Teams call) when she joined. You could tell she had a passion for life, for work, for her cats and niece.
My heart goes out to those close to her, she passed far too young. She will be missed but always remembered. Sophie x
Posted by: Sophie Abbott - , - January 7, 2022
Jackie's first day with our team (the Mavericks) was our team BoDF (bring on da fun) meeting. She joined right in and quickly became part of our spirited team. We discovered she was a 'Slitherin' during another activity, even though she hadn't read any Harry Potter books! Though only part of our team for 2 months, I loved working with her. She always brought her "A" game and quickly ramped up. Jackie is missed.
Posted by: Melissa Beuc - Carmel, IN - January 7, 2022
I met Jackie in seventh grade. She was always so gracious and polite. Jackie was friendly with everyone. Of course, she had her closer friends, but she was kind and considerate to all of her classmates. I got to know Jackie more as adults when our group of girlfriends from oyster Bay would plan weekend trips together, Special dinners together, and of course, spent much time with her during our many reunion weekends over the years!!! While jackie rarely talked much about her life, the one thing sheloves to talk about was Stephanie. Jackie loved Stephanie so deeply. She was her pride and joy and Jackie was so proud of her she and let everyone know that. She will be missed terribly and was taken far to soon. RIP dearest Jackie
Posted by: Elise Langbaum - Sayville, NY - January 7, 2022
jackie was my friend since before kindergarten. she was the most loving and sweetest
person i knew and will miss her dearly. i will cherish all our memories. god bless you and may keep you in his heart with a 1/2 5 dollar bill
Posted by: christine dipasquale - east norwich, NY - January 5, 2022
Jackie you will be sorely missed by your OBEN friends and may you Rest In Peace
Posted by: Joan Miller - Roslyn hts, NY - January 5, 2022
Our friendship spanned 35 years -- a friendship that became family. Sharing the ups and downs of our lives, travels together, holidays and all the many things we enjoyed together -- these memories will, in time, be my greatest comfort. I will never forget you Jackie.
Posted by: Linda Scenna - New York, NY - January 5, 2022
My sincere condolences for all of the family and especially to Stephanie, who Jackie loved so dearly. Jackie will be greatly missed in the neighborhood and will always have a special pace in my heart. Because I am out of town, I regret that I will be unable to attend the memorial service
Posted by: Janet Miller - New York, NY - January 5, 2022
Jackie was my best friend for over 30 years. She was loyal, kind and smart as a whip. She was daring, funny and appropriately irreverent. An indomitable optimist.
Game for anything from a spur-of-the moment trip to London to the drive down to DC for the Women's March. She left her purse in a gas station on the way down, but don't you know, we got it back. She loved unabashedly: New York City, Thanksgiving, Christmas, a good white wine or Alperol Spritzer, Game of Thrones, Paul McCartney, James Taylor and Bruce Springsteen went to every concert, knew the lyrics to every song and sang along off key until you made her stop.
Once when we went to see Born on the Fourth of July together she sobbed so loudly I was afraid we would be asked to leave the theater. Jackie cried hard and she laughed hard. And she fought hard. Despite the disappointments and indignities of the past few years, she struggled to keep working, to stay connected, to defend the values she held dear.
Sadly, she left us all way too soon -- getting ready for Christmas dinner, sometime between buying the Beef Wellington and making the Peanut Butter Blossoms. The tree was all lit and decorated, the presents mostly wrapped.
Still, I know this much: More than anyone, Jackie taught me how you live. You live with relish, with hope. You live with the conviction that it will always get better. You stand UP until you breathe your last breath, and the angels take you. And I know they did, and I know she's watching over us now. Rest in Peace, Moonlit Lady, my dear beloved friend. I'll never forget you.
Posted by: Mary Skinner - Bronxville, NY - January 9, 2022