Jessie Marie (Dern) Webster

Jessie Marie (Dern) Webster, 71 of Fishkill, NY formerly of Plymouth, MA passed away suddenly on Monday, August 20, 2018. She was affectionately known as Nana and Jaja.

An informal celebration of life will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at the 1620 Hotel, 180 Water Street, Plymouth, MA 02360 in the Carver Room. If you’re planning on attending please wear red in her honor, it was her favorite color.

Born April 11, 1947 in Boston, MA she was predeceased by her parents, Evelyn Jessie (MacDonald, Dern) Kelly and Edmund Lewis Dern. Jessie was raised by her mom and step-father, Francis Thomas Kelly. She was also predeceased by her two sons, John Markley (Packey) Webster II and Jason Murdoch (Webby) Webster and daughter-in-law, Nicole Elizabeth (O’Mara) Webster.

Jessie grew-up in Jamaica Plain, MA after living in Dorchester and Roxbury. She was proud of her accomplishments of being a cheerleader to the dudley street baptist church crusaders and being a nana, mom, and wife. Her life goals were simple. She aspired to become a wife, mother, and home owner. Jessie was a homemaker and stay-at-home mom which allowed her to babysit her grandchildren. She was the loving wife of John Markley Webster and dedicated mother to Jane Marie (Webster) and husband John Norris, John Markley (Packey) Webster II, and Jason Murdoch (Webby) and wife Nicole Elizabeth Webster, Francis Thomas Kelly, and Eryn Kelly Blaney. After living in Plymouth, MA for 42 years she moved to Fishkill, NY with her husband and daughter’s family.

As a chair general, she made sure none of her kids wanted for anything. She often went without so her family could have what they needed. Her heart was as big as she was, she had a beautiful smile, and she loved her family very much. Traveling as a co‑pilot with her sweetie always put a smile on her face. Nothing made her happier than being surround by her family. She enjoyed playing games with her grandchildren, dancing in her younger years, cribbage with her son-in-law, watching her “old” television shows, and spending time with her family. She also enjoyed listening to the “oldies” and attending shows at the Music Circus with her sister. On Sunday nights she often called in dedications/requests as Jessie from JP. She was deeply loved and will be missed.

Survivors include: her loving husband of 51-years; John Markley Webster and daughter; Jane Marie (Webster) and husband John Christopher Norris; nephew, Francis Thomas Kelly; niece, Eryn Kelly Blaney; Granddaughters; Alexzandria Jordyn Norris, Madison Marie Norris, and Molly Lee Webster and Grandson; Bradley John Webster. She is also survived by her siblings; George Larry Dern and Diana Marie (Williams) Dern, Mary-Jane (Dern) Murphy, William Lewis Dern, and Jeannette Blanche (Kelly) Blaney and several nieces and nephews.



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  1. Joan Anzalone on November 5, 2018 at 11:31 pm

    She sure was a special lady! She is loved by so many, and will be remembered by so many. RIP Jessie (Mama Bear).

  2. Peg Moran on November 5, 2018 at 11:40 pm

    She was one of a kind for sure!! I ALWAYS felt welcome & she was always treated me like one of the kids!! Watch over us Jessie!! ❤️

  3. Erica Raye Larsen on November 6, 2018 at 12:43 am

    She was a mother to me, laughing and crying, she was always there for me. She had an amazing way about her. I couldn’t go a day without seeing her. I love you Auntie, we will be together again

  4. Jane Norris on November 6, 2018 at 4:15 pm

    Mama Bear, seeing this just makes it all that much harder because it makes it more real that you’re never coming back. I hope you are with your two boys and they’re picking on you. I love you, mom and miss you very much. My heart is shattered and yet I push on. You were my mom and best friend. I was truly blessed to have you as my mom. No one gave better healing hugs when we were sad. Now I wrap myself in your robe. You used to laugh with us, talk to us, and cry with us when necessary. You’re not here to show me how to keep going without you. You will never be forgotten. I will forever carry you in my heart. I believe you are whole again. All my love forever and a day, your daughter Janie

  5. Charlotte Oldham on November 7, 2018 at 11:47 pm

    Jessie, you were always fun to be around, caring towards everyone you knew and just a very special lady. I know you are really missed, but you also have left lots and lots of memories. Rest.

  6. Felicia Marie on December 6, 2018 at 3:18 am

    JaJa, you were one of the most important people in my life. You were one of the strongest woman I will ever know. I am blessed to call you my aunt. You were such a beautiful woman, inside & out, with a beautiful soul & heart of gold. I was always honored when people would call me “Baby Jessie” (even though it was one of your nick names) because I looked like you. I talk about you so much that everyone who knows me knows who JaJa is. You are one of my favorite people ever, always and forever. We just had this connection. We could look at each other & knew what the other was thinking, and we would crack up laughing. You’re smile is unforgettable and contagious. I miss you everyday. I will be waiting for that phone call, that always brought a smile to my face, for the rest of my life. ❤️ I love you always JaJa!

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