Frank Spencer "Dick" Jacobson

  • Born: March 14, 1927
  • Died: December 20, 2020
  • Location: Watertown, Massachusetts

Concord Funeral Home

Director - Glenn D. Burlamachi, CFSP
74 Belknap St.
Concord, MA 01742
Tel. (978) 369-3388

Tribute & Message From The Family

Dick Jacobson passed away on Sunday, December 20th at home with his wife and two sons at his side. He was a loving and loyal husband, father, and grandfather.

Mr. Jacobson was born at the New England Baptist Hospital in Boston and grew up in Brookline, MA. At the age of 15, he enlisted in the U. S. Merchant Marine, serving in World War II aboard several dozen ships in the Atlantic. When the war ended, he completed his education at New York University, graduating with a degree in Business and Management.

Dick was proud of being a Bostonian and lived in the area his entire life. He was charming with a hilarious and connective sense of humor. Everyone was fond of him. Dick was an avid sailor, and always sought out harbors and boats if there were any to be found in the area. He also loved cars and had a series of giant Oldsmobiles throughout the 1970s and 80s. Dick also had a talent for drawing and painting and loved the Museum of Fine Arts. In recent years he found great pleasure in reading at the beach in Nahant and watching the boats, as well as visiting Ogunquit, ME., where he was beloved by those who knew him there. Dick worked hard and was fully committed to his business while always being present for his family which he supported with unconditional love.

Dick is survived by his wife Beth Richardson Jacobson, his sons Eric Jacobson and wife Stephanie Jacobson and Scott Jacobson and his wife Hillary Schwab, and his grandchildren Libby, Ainsley and Spencer Jacobson and Zadie, Aviv and Asher Schwab-Jacobson. His grandchildren brought him great joy, as did his sons and their wives, of whom he was distinctly proud.

Services at Mt. Auburn Cemetery were held on Tuesday, May 25, 2021. To view the memorial service, please use the link below.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift in his memory to:
The Here for You Campaign for Mount Auburn Hospital
330 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 or 617-499-5589
The Cambridge Homes
360 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Condolence & Memory Journal

While I met Dick in his last years, his dignity, gentlemanliness, grace and humor were all there and endured. Thank you.

Posted by Rachel Haft - Massachusetts, MA - Acquaintance   January 19, 2021

Mr. Jacobson,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country when you served with the USMM during WW II serving on Merchant Ships in Convoys crossing the Atlantic supplying our U.S. Armed Forces and Allies in Europe fighting the Germans during WW II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

Posted by Mike Casey - El Paso, TX   January 09, 2021

Many hugs to Beth. Christine Brey Treat

Posted by Christine Treat - Acton, MA - Friend   January 06, 2021

Oh Beth I am so sorry to hear your news. Jim and I loved our times spent with you and Dick. He was always so warm and welcoming to the two of us, and there was inevitably a good laugh to be had! We are sending support, hugs and love to you, Eric and Scott. Hold your children and grandchildren close

Posted by Carter Donovan - Boston, MA - Friend   January 06, 2021

My heartfelt condolences to you Beth and your family. Although I was only blessed with knowing Dick for a short time, he was what I consider the salt of the earth. What a sweet gentleman who was obviously loved by all who knew him. He gave so much to our residents of The Cambridge Homes and especially to the men of TCH. Giving his time so selflessly to our residents. Beth, your family is surrounded by our prayers. Thank you for sharing your wonderful husband with us so many hours of every week.

Posted by Teresa Burns - Cambridge, MA - Friend   January 05, 2021

Dick was a very sweet and loving man! He loved his family and would do anything for them!
He was loved by all who knew him! He will be greatly missed! My prayers to Beth and family!

Posted by Sue Sciubba - West Chester,, PA - Family   January 03, 2021

My heart felt condolences to the Jacobson family. Though I've only known Frank and Beth for a short time, I consider them such wonderful and caring friends. I've had the absolute pleasure of waiting on them a few times over at the Stockyard and enjoyed all our conversations. I'll be thinking of Beth and the family at this extremely difficult time. May god bless each of you as you grieve the loss of your husband and dad..

Posted by Kevin Smith - Brookline, MA - Friend   January 01, 2021

I’m sorry for your loss. Dick will be missed by all who knew him.

Best Regards,

Posted by Craig Landry - Friend   January 01, 2021

My dearest Beth,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Dick was a wonderful man who was loved and admired by all who knew him. You know that all of us, at the Stockyard, will miss him dearly.

Posted by Kate - Friend   December 23, 2020

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