Jane Maguire, 71, of Franklin and Harwich passed away at her home surrounded by family on March 8. Born in Framingham, she was the daughter of Joyce (Brennan) Dunlap of Ashland and the late Allen Dunlap. She was the wife of 42 years to Charles “Chuck” Maguire III of Franklin. Jane is survived by her mother-in-law, Jean Maguire, and is predeceased by her father-in-law, Charles “Charlie” Maguire of Holliston.
Jane was raised in Ashland and attended Ashland public schools. She earned her Bachelor of Science in education from Salem State College and master’s degree in education from Suffolk University. In 2012, Jane retired from teaching after 39 dedicated years as an elementary school teacher at Center School and Elmwood School in Hopkinton. Jane enjoyed being able to entertain her family and friends all throughout the year. She loved to travel and especially loved trips with her teacher friends, affectionately known as the “Getaway Gang.” She took pleasure and pride in her garden at the Cape, taking walks along the beaches and bird watching. She loved sharing special moments with her grandchildren as well. Jane was a strong woman and a true matriarch. Her most cherished life’s work was her role as a mother and grandmother.
Besides her husband and mother, Jane is survived by her daughter, Catherine Flannery and husband Scott of Hopkinton; her siblings, Tom Dunlap and wife Janet of Amherst, Marilyn Perlis of Rowayton, Connecticut, and Beth Green and husband Howie of Sharon. She also leaves behind two grandchildren, Megan and Ryan Flannery of Hopkinton. Additionally, Jane is survived by Chuck’s family, Catherine Pereira and late husband Kenneth, Nancy Bemis and husband Thomas of Merrimack, New Hampshire, and John Maguire and wife Nancy of Norfolk. She also leaves nieces, nephews a great-niece and great-nephew, several cousins and many friends.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, March 16, from 10 a.m.-noon at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe Street. A celebration of life service will follow visitation at 12:15 p.m. in the funeral home. Interment will be held privately at a later date at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jane’s memory may be made to a cancer research charity or to an organization of your choice.
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Jane , Your sense of humor was terrific and gave us smiles and laughter. Rest in peace and know you were loved. Meg and Neal Thornberry