Jacqueline "Jackie" R. Brashi, loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend, passed away on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at the age of 75. She was born in Madison on January 9, 1946 to Dennis and Evelyn (Doughty) Cotts.
Jackie worked for the State of Wisconsin for over 25 years, retiring from the Department of Public Instruction. She loved playing games, reading, going out for lunch with friends, spending summers by the pool, and backrubs (receiving them of course!).
Jackie is survived by her two daughters Lisa (Alan) Romeis and Staci Brashi (Steve Bohan); sister Beverly Marshall; grandchildren Sharontae Brashi, Aysha Romeis, Annaliese Romeis, Errol Romeis, Brittney Bohan, Justin Bohan, and Hailey Litterer ; nieces and nephews Mike Tuggle, Rick (Judy) Upham, Joe (Lynette) Upham, Kristi (John) Haley; Laura (Kevin) Baggett, Ann Dorn, and Joey (Jess) Brashi; her former spouse and friend John Brashi; and many other relatives and friends.
Jackie was preceded in death by her parents, sister Katherine, and niece Kathy.
Jackie has touched the lives of so many with her unconditional love, generosity, and kindness. She is now in a place where she will feel no more pain and a place where love, peace, and happiness prevail.
The family would like to thank of all the caregivers who cared for her during her struggle with cancer including friends and families from The Landing, Oak Park Nursing and Rehabilitation, Agrace HospiceCare, and SSM Oncology Center.
A celebration of Jackie's life will be from 12:00-4:00 PM on Sunday, October 24, 2021 at Breakwater, 6308 Inland Wy, Monona, WI 53713.
"We will miss your smile, your laugh, your sense of humor, your presence, and most of all, your love."
May Jackie's recious & beautiful soul rest in peace
I worked with Jackie at DPI and remember her fondly. She was always ready with a smile and a laugh that was infectious. My deepest sympathy to her family. My heart goes out to you all.
Expressing sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Jackie. Back in the 70's we were fortunate to be neighbors/friends of the Brashi family. Jackie provided nurturing, loving, childcare to our preschool daughters. Lisa, Staci and our kids were close buddies. Our families enjoyed spending time together. We STILL tell the story of the night we all went out to eat Friday fish. The kids were delighted to be seated at their own table. Somehow, their table tipped over....dishes, food, silverware, and a candle went flying! The memories of Jackie are many and cherished. We're so glad our paths crossed, dear Jackie! RIP
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.
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