Jacqueline F. Kidder

Deceased: October 27, 2008

Service Information:

Visitation: Thursday, October 30, 2008 4pm until 9pm
Lakeview Funeral Home
Funeral Services: Saturday, November 1, 2008 10:30am
Edward Lawrence Funeral Home 2119 Post. Rd. Darien, Ct.
Officiating, Mgr. Frank McGrath
Interment: Spring Grove Cemetery Darien, Ct.
Grave 1, Lot 258, Sect. H


Jacqueline F Kidder, 51 years, died Oct. 27th
Graduate of John Marshall Law School Summa Cum Laude.
Partner at McGuireWoods LLP
Beloved wife of Rex Kidder.
Devoted daughter of Jane and the late Jack Forte.
Loving sister of Pamela (Gary) Evon and the late Glen Forte.
Dear aunt of Jack Payne, Melissa (Melvin) Hughes and Glen Evon.
In lieu of flowers memorial to
the American Autoimmune Related Disease Association, Inc., 22100 Gratiot Ave., East Detroit, MI 48021 or, http://www.aarda.org/, appreciated.
Visitation Oct. 30th Thursday 4 pm until 9 pm at
Lakeview Funeral Home 1458 W Belmont Ave. Chicago, Il. 60657
Services and interment to be held on Saturday in Darien, Ct. 06820
for info 773-472-6300 or www.lakeviewfuneralhome.com

Jacquelyn "Jackie" Forte Kidder died on Oct. 27th 2008 at her home in Lincoln Park, Chicago, after a long courageous battle with the auto immune disease; Familial Mediterranean Fever.
Jackie was born on April 11, 1957, growing up in Darien Connecticut. Her father, Jack Forte, was a teacher, principal and superintendent of schools in the Darien School System and her mother, Jane Raymond Forte was a registered nurse. Jackie attended Darien High School and graduated in three years. After attending the University of Connecticut, graduating with honors in 1978, Jackie enrolled at the John Marshall Law School in Chicago. She obtained a Juris Doctor in 1981, graduating summa cum laude, she served with distinction as Executive Comments Editor of the John Marshall Law Review. Upon graduation, Jackie clerked for Thomas J Moran, Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court from 1981 to 1983 and again in 1988. Jackie joined the firm of Ross & Hardies and in 1990 she was named limited partner. Jackie handled a broad range of business and securities litigation and became a full equity partner in 2001. When Ross & Hardies merged into the national firm of McGuireWoods LLP., Jackie continued as an equity partner in litigation.
Jackie's survivors include Rex, her devoted husband of 30 years, her mother Jane Forte, sister Pam (Gary) Evon, niece Melissa (Mel) Hughes, nephews Jack Payne, Glen Evon, many great nieces and nephews, her best friend since law school Robert Carter and her beloved cat Piniche. Professionally and personally Jackie touched many lives and she will be missed by all who knew her. Jackie was a great companion and was always there for those she loved.


October 29, 2008

Rex,and Family,

We met you and Jackie at Michael Fagens graduation party this summer and spoke for quite awhile in the kitchen. When Paula told me of the loss of Jackie I was stunned. I am so very sorry for your loss and know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Randy & Kit Marzano

October 30, 2008


You may not remember me, but I used to work at Ross and Hardies and McGuire Woods. I was an Onsite Technician there and was the one who came by your house to set up Jackie’s computer and printer.
The most fondest memory I have of Jackie is when I came to her house to help get her computer setup so that she could check email and work from home.
She introduced me to you and I knew her friend Bob Carter from work.
I remember she had just had surgery, I believe on her back, and was still in pain. She would curse a couple of times because of the pain she was in, but she was still so humble to me and would apologize for it. I knew it wasn’t directed towards me, but she wanted to make sure I knew that.
She and her friend Bob Carter thanked me for my help and paid me for getting her PC set up.
She was funny and I really got to know her more when I came to her house.
She will be missed and my heart and prays are with you and your family.


November 1, 2008

To Rex and all of Jackie's family, my deepest sympathy - you are in my

Dave Houston