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Obituary of Jane Elizabeth Schaefer
Jane Elizabeth Schaefer, 65, of Poughkeepsie, NY, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 13, 2020 in Great Falls, Montana. She was at home under the care of her brother and sister-in-law after enduring a lengthy battle due to complications from Alzheimer's disease. She brought so much to our lives during the last part of hers; we are deeply honored and grateful.
Jane was born on October 14, 1954 in Harlow, Essex, England the first of three children to the late Earl and Peggy Schaefer. The daughter of a career military soldier, her early years were spent traveling the world over, living in and visiting various countries and numerous states from coast to coast. She finished school in England prior to moving to Poughkeepsie where she gained employment with a major retail department store for almost 30 years and developed an extended family. Poughkeepsie, more specifically the Arlington area, was her home and she loved her life there no matter the circumstances. It was here Jane had an abundance of lifelong friendships and those whose souls she touched will forever remember her heart of gold, love and generosity. To Althea, Barb, Anita, Freddy, Beth, Sharon, Johnny D, Dolores, Matt, Tony, John P, Jeff and all the others in the Arlington crowd past and present, rest assured, Jane always had you in her thoughts. Her greatest joy was children and she will always be remembered for the care and undeniable love she bestowed on the kids of her friends and family alike. She was their caregiver, their confidant and source of adventure to whatever whim they had in mind. On her days off, Jane would often have several of the kids at her home for sleepovers and many of us remember seeing her with children in tow walking the streets of Arlington to their favorite haunts at the Vassar Campus. No one can deny these were the times cherished most by Jane and are forever imbedded in hers and their memories. She was and always will be their favorite Aunty and one who left us far too soon.
Jane is survived by her brother Mark, sister-in-law Karen, brother David, step-mother Irene, step-sister Elaine, nephews Jesse and Joshua, niece Kristen, nephews Mark, David, Scott, Sean, Brandon, Holden and Colton, nieces Leah and Hannah as well as her favorite uncle Doug, aunts Dolores, Jean, Di and numerous cousins and friends in both England and the USA.
A Celebration of Life will take place on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home, Inc. 371 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. To send an online condolence, please visit the website at www.doylefuneralhome.comTo send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Jane Schaefer, please visit Tribute Store