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Jacqueline Argall.

FAIRFIELD/NEWTOWN, Conn. - Jacqueline Emmanuelle Chantal Marie Ghislaine de Marcken de Merken Argall, born on Nov. 26, 1938, in Louvain, Belgium as a U.S. citizen, lost her brief battle to cancer on Oct. 7, 2012.

She is survived by her three daughters, Emily Price and her husband, Charlie, and their three children, Connor, Trevor and Wesley, of Fairfield, Conn.; Alix Cavas and her husband, Chuck, and her ex-husband Eric Meystre and their two children, Camden and Matthew, of Wakefield, R.I.; and Amy Hosseinbukus and her husband, Amadally, and their two children Alessandra and Sienna, of Scarsdale, N.Y.

She is predeceased by her parents, Alix de Kerchove d'Exaerde and Gustave Richard Theodore de Marcken de Merken, her former husband, Dr. Temby R. Argall, and her sister Myriam Moncheur.

She is also survived by her siblings Christian de Marcken of West Boylston, Mass.; Francoise de Halleux of Longueville, Belgium; Anne Neil of Lakeville; Louis de Marcken of Perwez-Maleves, Belgium; Pierre de Marcken of Wavre, Belgium; Beatrice Miner of Dallas, Ore.; and Baudouin de Marcken of Babbit, Minn.

She will be missed by numerous beloved aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews, neighbors and friends.

Mrs. Argall, "Jackie," was a longtime resident of Newtown, where she raised her family and lived until a year ago, moving to Fairfield to be with family.

She was number eight of nine siblings brought up as American citizens in Belgium during World War II. She moved with her family to Taconic, Conn., at 14.

She graduated from Housatonic Regional Valley High School in Falls Village, Conn., she attended Boston College and is a graduate of the Saint Francis School of Nursing in Hartford. She furthered her degree in nursing, to become an RN, when her children attended college, believing you are never too old to learn new things.

Along with being a loving mother to her three girls and seven grandchildren, she was a caring and compassionate nurse with a long career at Danbury Hospital in Danbury.

She was a Vizsla dog breeder and owner, giving one puppy from every litter to a child in need. She was one of the originators of the Connecticut Valley Vizsla Club in the early 1970s, and was still involved with the organization over three decades later. She was an avid gardener, a member of the Newtown Horticulture Club of Newtown and taught her girls that digging in the dirt and the sharing of plants was a way to pass on love.

She believed in the power of prayer and taught that family was the most important part of happiness.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks friends to say a prayer for peace, love and happiness, and /or make a donation to the Philip Hulitar Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904.

A funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Our Lady of Mercy Parish, 65 Third St., East Greenwich, RI 02818.
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