Jane Gagne

Funeral Mass

10:00 am
Wednesday, June 5, 2024
St. Barbara's Parish
138 Cambridge Road
Woburn, Massachusetts, United States

Obituary of Jane T. Gagne

For those who are unable to attend in person, please join us on Wednesday morning via Zoom using the following link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83257499350


With heavy hearts, we announce the peaceful passing of Jane Gagne on May 30, 2024, surrounded by her cherished loved ones. Born on November 15, 1931, in Malden, MA, Jane was the embodiment of love, warmth, and boundless curiosity throughout her remarkable life.


Jane was one of five beloved children born to Martin and Grace Gately. She leaves behind a legacy of love and kindness that will forever be treasured by her five children: Kathleen and Jim of North Reading, Stephen and Debbie of Woburn, Caryl of Sacramento CA, James “Jay” of North Reading, and John “Jack” and Margie of Wilmington. Her presence will be dearly missed by her seven grandchildren: Chris and Jo, Sean and Lauren, Michael, Kayla, Ryan, Kiera, Patrick, and her great-grandchildren: Declan, Caden, Maya, and Eliza. In addition to her loving family, Jane Gagne held a special bond with her goddaughter, Sherry McWade Browning of Stoneham. Sherry occupied a unique place in Jane's heart, serving as a cherished confidante and dear friend throughout their lives.


In addition to her immediate family, Jane was deeply connected to her siblings and their families, each relationship a cherished thread in the tapestry of her life. She leaves behind cherished memories with her late siblings: Dorothy and Al Ruelle, Elizabeth McWade-Stepasiuk and her husbands Mickey McWade and John Stepasiuk, Leo Gately and his wife Carole, and Irene Craven and her husband Robert. Jane's love extended to her nieces and nephews, whom she adored and nurtured with affection and care.


Jane also embraced her role as a stepmother with boundless love and generosity. She held a special place in her heart for Paul Gagne, Albert Gagne, Renee LeClair, Denise Gagne, Jeanne Bramanti, Lorraine Tully, Marie Irvine, Anita Crowley, and Kristine Dalessio, embracing them as her own and enriching their lives with her warmth and kindness.


Jane's life was one rich with adventure and love. She shared her journey with her first husband, James, who worked for the airlines, allowing them to explore the world together. Jane found love once more with her second husband, Albert.


A voracious reader with an insatiable appetite for knowledge, Jane's passion for literature knew no bounds. She delved eagerly into a myriad of genres, particularly history, biographies, and mystery novels. Her ability to devour books in mere days, sometimes hours, was a testament to her intellect and love for storytelling.


Above all, Jane was a devoted Nana, whose love knew no bounds. She cheered from the sidelines at every sporting event, celebrating every achievement, and making each grandchild and great-grandchild feel uniquely cherished. Her nurturing spirit and genuine kindness made everyone around her feel special, as if they were her favorite.


Jane Gagne lived a life of purpose, joy, and love. She traversed the globe far and wide including but not limited to Paris, Germany, Austria, Ireland, Mexico, Aruba and all across the United States, even living in Hawaii, one of her favorite destinations, and embracing each new adventure with an open heart and an unwavering spirit.


Her memory will forever be etched in the hearts of all who were fortunate enough to know her. Though she may have left this world, her legacy of love and laughter will continue to shine brightly in the lives of those she touched.


In honoring Jane's memory, let us celebrate the beautiful life she lived and the profound impact she had on all who knew her. Rest peacefully, dear Jane, knowing that your love will continue to guide and inspire us always.


As we come together to bid farewell to Jane, let us also celebrate the beautiful life she lived and the enduring legacy of love, kindness, and joy she leaves behind. May her memory continue to inspire and uplift us all in the days and years to come. In honoring Jane's memory, may we all strive to "hang loose," embracing the beauty and wonder of each moment that comes our way.


Friends and family are invited to join together in honoring Jane's life and legacy on Wednesday, June 5th at 10 a.m. at St. Barbara’s Parish, 138 Cambridge Rd., Woburn.  As an expression of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, Jane’s family kindly requests that you honor her memory by sharing a meal with a friend. Jane cherished the simple joys of companionship and the warmth of shared laughter over a meal. By taking a friend out to lunch in Jane's memory, you not only celebrate her life but also embody the spirit of love, friendship, and connection that she held dear.


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