Gladys I. Jacobsen

Gladys I. Jacobsen of Southold died July 11 at San Simeon by the Sound nursing home in Greenport. She was 84 years old.

She was born in Brooklyn Sept. 3, 1928, to Alfred and Thora (Jakobsen) Hansen. After graduating from Ft. Hamilton High School in Brooklyn, she worked for several years for the Royal London Liverpool Insurance Company in Manhattan.

Gladys married Roy Jacobsen Nov. 15, 1947, and within a few years moved to Smithtown, where they raised their three children. She worked for the Smithtown School District in the media center for 21 years, retiring in 1990. Once retired, she and Roy moved to Idaho, where their son lived, and spent several years there. After her husband’s death in 1997, Gladys returned to Long Island to be near her daughters, settling in Southold in 1998.

She is survived by her daughters, Diane (Frank) Arnold of Southold and Arlene (Tom) Harkins of Ridge, and her son, James (Elia) Jacobsen of Nampa, Idaho; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Cremation was handled by DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Southold. A private family gathering is planned for a later date.

This is a public notice.

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