Jacione “Jessie” Nagel
Jacione “Jessie” Nagel passed away peacefully at Massachusetts
General Hospital on October 2, 2017 after a sudden illness. She
Jacione was born in Paranaíba, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, in
1937. She was one of six children of the late João Alves Faria
and the late Virginia Nunes Faria. Her siblings are Jalda
Aparecida Faria Machado, Jacira Faria, Juvenal Duarte Faria, the
late Jurandyr Faria and the late Jazon Faria.
Jacione came to the United States at age 22, and she became a US
citizen in 1969. She was a proud immigrant with a love of
Brazilian coffee, cooking, and crafts, especially knitting and
Jacione went to nursing school on nights and weekends while
raising her children and working full time. She became a
registered nurse who performed medical research. She also served
mentally ill patients in a hospital and elderly nuns in a
convent in New York state. Because of her big heart, she
generously gave her time and energy to her patients. Her work
instilled her life with great meaning.
Jacione cherished her relationships with her three children and
their spouses: Michelle Trammel and her husband Henry Trammel,
residing in Malden, MA; John Nagel and his wife, Rebecca Boyd,
residing in Chicago, IL; and Jodi Kurian and her husband Jim
Kurian, formerly of Boston and now residing in Canberra,
Australia. Jacione was also the loving grandmother of John and
Rebecca’s children, Zachary, Julia, Alex, Isabelle and the late
Jacob. Jacione dedicated her life to her children and
grandchildren, and worked hard to instill in them the values of
education and kindness to others.
Jacione was loved by her many great friends and had deep
connections spanning decades and continents.
Jacione lived an active life after she retired, traveling and
frequenting the Malden Senior Center to attend classes such as
yoga and fabric art. She lived an independent and spirited life.
Jacione has had several nicknames over the
years. Some call her “Jackie”, others “Jessie” or “Jaci”. Her
given name is pronounced zhä•sē•ō•nē.
Jacione’s memorial will be held at the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule
Funeral Home, 144 Salem St., Malden, MA on Sunday, October 8,
2017 from noon until 2 PM. Relatives and friends are welcome to
visit and pay their respects at this time.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Malden
Senior Center. Please make checks payable to “Malden Senior
Center” and write “in memory of Jacione Nagel” in the memo line.
Mail to Malden Senior Center, 7 Washington St., Malden, MA