July 9, 1986 ~ February 24, 2021

Born in: New Haven, CT
Resided in: Hamden, CT

Amanda Rae Jackson of Hamden passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at her home. She was born in New Haven on July 9, 1986 to her beloved parents, Paul F. and Claire E. (West) Jackson. Amanda was the loving sister of Courtney Elizabeth Jackson of Wallingford.
Amanda was a graduate of Southern Connecticut State University Class of December 2010, receiving Summa Cum Laude honors. She was an accomplished student, attaining the recognition of being in the Top 10 of all Connecticut state colleges in 2010. Amanda was a highly respected employee of The Guardian Insurance Company/Reed Group for 8 years. A free spirit, Amanda loved animals, environmental podcasts, and photographing natural beauty.
Besides her parents Paul and Claire and her sister Courtney, she is survived by her aunts and uncles, Carol (West) Izzo (Albert), Patricia West (Auntie Patsy), Susan Jackson, William Jackson, Kathy Sayward, Donna Becker and David Jackson. Amanda was predeceased by her uncle Stephen Jackson. She will be greatly missed by all of her colleagues, friends, and acquaintances, and her new little puppy dog Jax.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, March 5th at 12:00 p.m. in Divine Mercy Parish-St. Rita Church, 1620 Whitney Avenue, Hamden. Friends may visit with her family in church prior to Mass, from 11:15 a.m. until the start of the service. Masks, social distancing, and attendance limitations must be followed. In the event that you were unable to attend the Mass, a recording of the service is available here: Amanda Jackson Mass. BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Avenue, Hamden is in care of arrangements.


Visitation: March 5, 2021 11:15 - 12:00 pm

St. Rita Church
1620 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06517


Mass of Christian Burial: March 5, 2021 12:00 pm

St. Rita Church
1620 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06517


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  1. Claire, Paul and Courtney,
    We are sad to hear of Amanda’s passing, and will keep her and you in our prayers. We will remember her as the bright and funny young lady she was growing up. May she rest in eternal peace, and may you find comfort in your memories of her.
    Linda and Tim Scanlon

  2. We are so very sorry for the heartache all of you are going through with the loss of Amanda.
    Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Bill and Peggy Griffiths

  3. I am so very saddened to hear of Amanda’s passing. She was one of the funniest and kindest people I have ever known. Many of my memories growing up include her and I am just heartbroken for her family. I pray she is at peace in heaven and I pray for comfort and healing for her family during this difficult time. Rest peacefully my friend. You will never be forgotten.

  4. Paul, Claire and family,

    Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. You have our deepest sympathies.

  5. Dear Paul, Claire and Courtney,

    We were so saddened to learn about the loss of your beautiful Amanda. It seems like just yesterday that the girls played together on Elihu Street. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and you have our deepest sympathy.

    Mike and Amy Brown

  6. My condolences to the Jackson Family, keeping you in prayers, may God comfort you during this difficult time.

    Maritza Santos-Pernal

  7. Prayers and blessings 💖 for a beautiful young lady gone too soon ❣️ may the sweet memories carry all those that love her💖💞🦎

  8. My deepfelt condolences. I worked closely with Amanda. Even though we were physically separated by a great distance (I am located in Minnesota), I could quickly tell that she possessed a true brightness to her soul.

  9. Dear Paul, Claire and Courtney:
    We are so saddened to hear of Amanda’s passing. Our Elihu Street memories include her and your family. We hope that good memories will sustain you during this difficult time.
    Marjorie and Gary Drucker

  10. Dear Courtney, Claire and Paul,
    Your tragic and sudden loss of sweet, beautiful Amanda is devastating. Please know that you are surrounded by the love of friends. My prayers of comfort, healing and peace are with you.
    Helen Schaefer

  11. I am so sorry to hear of Amanda’s passing. Amanda was one of the first friends I made in Kindergarten. We lost touch after I moved schools but I have many fond memories of playing together often. My love and prayers are with the Jackson family.

  12. My deepest condolences on the passing of your lovely daughter. My heart breaks for you Paul and Claire. My family and I will keep you in our prayers to find the strength to get through this challenging time. Sending hugs, Kimberly

  13. Janis Ramstedt, formerly Janis Skrainski.
    My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family at this most difficult time. Peace be with you

  14. I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I remember Amanda as a sweet, funny, bright and beautiful girl. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

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