CHARLTON- Jeffrey M. Jansson, 69, passed away unexpectedly on March 13, 2021 at UMass Medical Center after an illness.
He was born in Worcester on February 4, 1952 a son of the late Hilding E. Jansson and Priscilla (Russell) Jansson. He graduated from The College of the Holy Cross where he earned his bachelor's degree in French with a concentration in Pre-Medicine. He later attended Quinsigamond Community College where he completed an associate degree in Respiratory Therapy.
For 41 years, Jeff was employed as a Respiratory Therapist at UMass Memorial Medical Center. He was an avid New England sports fan and especially loved the Red Sox. When not at work or spending time with his family he enjoyed sailing, gardening, wood working and traveling. An accomplished trombonist, in his younger years, he spent much time traveling Europe playing the trombone in an orchestra. He possessed an incredible mind and was naturally brilliant. He especially enjoyed watching the Cash Cab television show where he could challenge his mind to beat the contestants actually playing.
He will be forever loved and missed by his wife of 31 years, Robin (Stewart) Jansson; his children, Lyndsay Jansson of Hardwick, Jeffrey "Michael" Jansson Jr., of Charlton and Jarrod Jansson of Worcester; four siblings, James Jansson of Webster, Janet Harding of Webster, Jacqueline Harrington of Chelmsford and Joel Jansson and his wife, Pam of Dudley; several nieces, nephews, extended family members, many friends and his colleagues at UMass Medical Center who were like family to him.
Relatives and friends will gather to celebrate Jeff's life on Thursday, March 18th with a visitation from 4:00pm until 7:00pm at the Callahan, Fay & Caswell Life Celebration Home, 61 Myrtle St., Worcester. A funeral service will follow in the funeral home. Burial will be held at the convenience of his family.