Jacqueline Marie (Sesslin) Sanofsky, 84, of Moorhead passed away peacefully at her home on December 6, following a lengthy illness. Jackie was born in Anamoose, ND on July 20, 1937, to Albert and Josephine (Seefeld) Sesslin. She grew up in Minot where she attended St. Leo’s Catholic School.
Jackie married Albert Sanofsky on June 13, 1959, at St. Leo’s Catholic Church. They resided in Minot and Missoula, MT, before moving to Moorhead in 1971, where they raised their two daughters. Jackie worked as a hairdresser, in food service and drove school bus for Richards Transportation for several years. In her spare time Jackie enjoyed playing bridge where she was very competitive. She had a creative side which she expressed in home decorating, painting matching mother/daughter sweatshirts, and encouraging others in their artistic expressions. In her later years she took a painting class and produced several works that have become family heirlooms. She spent every summer at the family cabin on Lake Audubon and especially enjoyed those weeks when her grandchildren stayed with her, and she could share her love of late-night ice cream with them. They learned many life lessons and several new words from Grandma Jackie. She was always interested in what they were interested in, and they did a lot of crafts together. No grandchild could have had a better friend. At Audubon, she was known for her flower beds that produced blooms all summer long. She enjoyed telling how the cabin site was treeless agricultural land when her parents bought the lot in the early 1960s but with a lot of watering and roto-tilling it became the wooded oasis it is today.
Jackie is survived by Al, her husband of 62 years; her daughters, Lynn (Darryl) Revier, Coleharbor, ND, their children, Andrew and Kaylee, and Allison (Greg) Krieger, Galesburg, ND, their children, Emily, Erin, and Christina; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Kathleen (Ron) Gonsalves, Las Vegas, NV, and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, June Snyder; brothers-in-law, Alvin “Buzz” Varty and Joe Snyder; infant twin brothers, Alfred, and Jerome; and granddaughter Lindsey Revier.
A Wake service will be held on Thursday, January 6, 2022, from 5:00-7:00 PM with a prayer service beginning at 7:00 at Wright Funeral Home, Moorhead, MN.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, January 7, 2022, at 11:00 AM with a visitation one hour before the service at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Moorhead, MN. A livestream of the service will be available beginning at 11:00 AM here on Jackie’s page.
Burial will be in Fargo National Cemetery.