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In Memory of

Jaclyn E. Patton

December 9, 1982 - May 9, 2017

Obituary


Jaclyn Sabol Patton of Fairfield, CT, passed away peacefully in her Fairfield CT home on May 9, 2017 at the age of 34. She was born on December 9, 1982 to Elizabeth and Ken Sabol. She graduated from the Academy of Holy Angels preparatory school and later went on to receive her college degree in Journalism from Rutgers University in NJ.

Known by friends and family as the most passionate, talented and loving person you could ever know, Jaclyn accomplished more in her 34 short years of life than most could even aspire...

Jaclyn Sabol Patton of Fairfield, CT, passed away peacefully in her Fairfield CT home on May 9, 2017 at the age of 34. She was born on December 9, 1982 to Elizabeth and Ken Sabol. She graduated from the Academy of Holy Angels preparatory school and later went on to receive her college degree in Journalism from Rutgers University in NJ.

Known by friends and family as the most passionate, talented and loving person you could ever know, Jaclyn accomplished more in her 34 short years of life than most could even aspire to. Jaclyn danced competitively through high school and was elected team Captain her senior year. Jaclyn was later recruited to the Rutgers University Dance Team. After graduating from Rutgers, Jaclyn joined the Broadway national tour of Contact. Upon her return to NYC, she accepted a corporate position at Men's Journal, joined the NJ Nets NBA dance team and became a sideline reporter as well as hosting her own talk show, "Jac of all Nets". Additionally, Jaclyn coached a team of senior citizens to dance hip hop during half time shows which was filmed and turned into a Netflix documentary titled Gotta Dance. The film has since been developed into a Broadway musical which Jaclyn served as a consultant and dance coach on for the cast. During her time with the NBA, Jaclyn performed in Singapore, China, London, and Mexico City as a guest judge, coach, and choreographer on the hit Chinese TV show 'Dance Passion'. In 2007, she was voted by NBA fans to be the Nets representative on the first-ever All Star Dance Team and was the first ever female emcee for NBA All-Star Weekend.

Jaclyn chose to leave the NBA to undergo treatment when she was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2010. She has since been working in advertising sales as an Account Director at MediaMax Network in NY, representing the Conde Nast media portfolio. It is there that she met the love of her life and true soul mate, Todd Patton. Married after just a few months of dating, the two share irreplaceable memories and a life together that was filled with love, support and a true honoring of their vows. They enjoyed traveling to new places, spending time with friends and family and building their new life together based on the foundation of true love.

Jaclyn had been actively involved with the National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS), serving on the NY planning committee and as event emcee for the last 5 annual fundraiser walks. Jaclyn was the voice of the NBTS, motivating, encouraging and inspiring both brain tumor survivors and their care givers with her positive attitude, electric smile and heartwarming compassion.

Jaclyn is survived by her devoted husband, Todd Patton, along with their two puppies, Snickers and Max; as well as her father, Ken Sabol of Milford, CT. Jaclyn's mother, Liz Sabol passed away in 2007.

Family will receive friends and family on Monday, May 15th from 2-4pm and 7-9pm at Higgins Funeral Home in New City, NY. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, May 16th, 11:30am at St. Anthony's Church, Nanuet, NY followed by interment at St. Anthony's Cemetery, Nanuet, NY. Friends and family may send flowers to Michael J Higgins Funeral Home or choose to make a donation to the National Brain Tumor Society, 2017 fundraiser walk by locating the Team Page for "Jac Pac" at http://www.braintumorcommunity.org.