Jenna Belle Jacques

Jenna, 9, passed away on July 6, 2012.


Jenna Belle Jacques, 9, of Providence, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Friday, July 6, 2012, at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, 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 . 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.

Joseph Hutnak July 11, 2012 at 06:07 PM
Editor's Note: Ted Dion, President of Rhode Island Pink Heals, issued the following statement: "A great sadness has fallen upon the Jacques Family and our community with the passing of Jenna. Over the past year and a half our Pink Heals Family has been inspired by her courage and strength but mostly her contagious smile. Jenna's work as an advocate for children with cancer will continue and her legacy will live on through the efforts of 'Team Jenna' and 'Rhode Island Pink Heals.' Our heartfelt condolence goes out to the Paglio and Jacques Family during this very difficult time."


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