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Jane Marie (Coffey) O’Hearne

March 12th, 2020

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Jane Marie (Coffey) O’Hearne, age 86, a long-time resident of Wilmington, MA, peacefully passed away surrounded by her loving family on March 9, 2020 at The Residence at Pearl Street in Reading.

Jane was born on April 9, 1933 in Medford, MA; she was the cherished daughter of the late Martin Denis and Mary Margaret (Hurley) Coffey.  Jane was raised in Medford and graduated from St. Clement High School.

After graduation, Jane attended Katharine Gibbs College, where she earned her Secretarial certificate.  She took her first position as a secretary at a law office in Boston on Federal Street.  Jane was well-liked and very dedicated to her job; she was an accomplished secretary who could type more than a hundred words per minute.

Jane met her beloved husband of 23 years, the late Francis Thomas O’Hearne of Woburn, MA, during a chance encounter at a “Big Band” dance at the popular Mosley on the Charles in Dedham.  They were married in 1955, and as newlyweds they moved to Catherine Ave. in Wilmington, where they raised their two children, Mark and Susan.  After 10 years, the family moved to Chapman Ave. (Hathaway Acres) into Jane’s favorite red cape-style home, where she lived for over 50 years.

Jane returned to the workforce part-time while her children went to school.  She took a position at Sweetheart Plastics in the personnel department for several years, before working at Zayres Department Store and then as a secretary for Mr. Rando.  In 1974, Jane went to work for Analog Devices in Wilmington as an Executive Secretary for more than twenty years, before retiring.

After retirement, Jane took on a new position as “Nana”.  She always loved to spend time with her grandchildren who kept her happy and busy.

In her spare time, Jane loved to work in her garden.  She enjoyed all kinds of flowers and took pride in her yard.  Jane was also very passionate about music.  She was a talented pianist who took lessons as a child and could even play the piano by ear.  This gift brought joy and memories to her whole family.  As time went on, Jane could no longer read the sheet music, but she could still play by memory.

Jane also loved to dance; she took dance lessons as a young child and participated in ballroom dancing as a senior activity in her later years.  Jane was proud of her “dancing genes” that were passed on to her granddaughters who all dance today.

Jane’s love and pride for her family was greater than anything else; she was a thoughtful and devoted mother and grandmother who was always there with a smile or advice.  She was willing to help and lead by example with her courage and strength.  Even in her later years, Jane was still full of life and loved to have fun.  She kept in touch with her old relationships and continued to make new relationships everywhere she went. Despite her memory issues, Jane was blessed with a healthy life and she will truly be missed by her family, friends and neighbors.

Jane was the beloved wife of the late Francis Thomas O’Hearne, devoted mother of Mark Daniel O’Hearne & his wife Anne of Newton and Susan Marie O’Doherty & her husband Patrick of Reading, loving “Nana” of Thomas Francis O’Hearne, Marjorie Anne O’Hearne, Áine Marie O’Doherty and Caitríona Marie O’Doherty, dear sister of Paul Coffey & his wife Ruth of Woburn and Mary Anne Miller & her husband Bob of Malden.  Jane was very special to her long-time companion, the late Charlie Luciano of Magnolia, MA.  She is survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, neighbors, friends and extended family.

Memorial donations in Jane’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452 (alz.org) or to one of Jane’s favorite charities Boston Children’s Hospital, 401 Park Drive, Suite 602, Boston, MA 02215-5301. (childrenshospital.org)

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7 Entries in Guest Book for “Jane Marie (Coffey) O’Hearne”

  1. Allison Preece says:

    Dear Susan, Please accept my sincere condolences upon the passing of your Mother, Jane. I was very saddened to hear the news.
    When we met at Artis I thought you were not only a lovely person but someone who would do everything in their power to protect and take care of their Mother. And you did. Amazingly. You and your family and your Mother, Jane are in my prayers.
    God Bless,
    Allison

  2. Robert Kohler says:

    My condolences to all

  3. Barbara Matecko says:

    Susan and Mark, I am so sorry to hear about your Mother’s passing. We worked together at Analog for many years and had many good times together. She was truly a wonderful lady. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all. May Jane rest easy until you all meet again. God Bless
    Barbara

  4. Heather Moore says:

    Such a sweet woman. I worked with Jane at Analog Devices for many years. She always had a warm smile and kind word for everyone. Please accept my sincere condolences during this most difficult time.
    Heather Moore

  5. Daniel Robertson says:

    Mark and Susan – Our condolences to your family and thank you for sharing a glimpse into her life.

    Daniel

  6. Rosemary Greco says:

    Dear Susan, Mark and family, I want to offer my condolences to you. The obituary is beautifully written, a fitting tribute to a woman who put her family first in her thoughts. She and I enjoyed a friendship that provided time to share activities and quiet times. Just visiting at her home, looking at all the latest photos of your family was always a pleasure. Please know that you are all in my prayers.
    Rosemary Greco

  7. Janice Spada says:

    My deepest condolences. I always remember your mom being a kind lady with an infectious laugh.
    Prayers for your family,
    J

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