Official Obituary of

Jody L. Satriani

July 21, 1952 ~ July 9, 2023 (age 70) 70 Years Old

Jody Satriani Obituary

Jody Louise Jackson Satriani died at home on July 9, 2023.  When Jody was diagnosed with late-stage pancreatic cancer, she chose to stay in her home surrounded by her artwork, books, “best cat Missy”, and a constant flow of friends and family.

Jody was born on July 21, 1952 at the Butterfield Hospital in Cold Spring, NY to her overjoyed parents Philip and Rose (Shaw) Jackson.  She grew up in Dutchess Junction attending Glenham School and Beacon High School.  She graduated from SUNY Morrisville and York College, as a Certified Pediatric Occupational Therapist.  Jody was dedicated to the hands-on work she did with her young clients.

Growing up in “the big house in the Junction”, Jody was surrounded by a loving, multi-generational extended family.  In additional to grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, and cousins, Jody’s parents shared their home to many in their time of need.  Jody is survived by her brothers Shabazz Jackson (Josephine), Warren Jackson, sister Marie Jackson, aunts, nieces, nephews and many cousins.

Jody’s love of art, music, and theater was rooted in her family’s appreciation for artistic expression.  As a young child, she saw that art was life (and vice-versa) Her mother was a prolific painter, her father loved art and music, and Uncle Ronnie was a gifted musician who was a virtuoso on the piano.  Jody began performing at a very young age in school productions, at Boscobel  and the Cecilwood Theater.  Throughout her life, she was committed to her craft.  Jody was an ongoing improvisational actor with Hudson River Playback Theater and was actively involved as a Board Member and performer in productions with the Performing Arts of Woodstock and The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck. 

We will miss our sister and friend.  And although we won’t be able to sing and dance and break bread with her in this life, we all keep her in our hearts.

The Memorial:

Sunday, August 20th, 2023 at the Tidewater Center located on 61 East Bridge Street, Saugerties, NY from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

We will give away Jody’s extensive collections of pottery, china, and crystal as a memory for all who loved her.  Her beautiful clothing was given to neighbors and friends and distributed to local homeless shelters.  Her housewares and furniture were given to the Ulster Immigrant Defense Network. 

At the end of Jody’s memorial, we will gather for a group photo to share with future generations a portrait of the love she gave to us all.

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal."
From a headstone in Ireland

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