Jane (Osborne) Atwood, 85, a resident of West Swanzey NH and formerly of Bristol, Vermont died on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Maplewood Nursing Home in Westmoreland NH. She passed peacefully after a period of declining health with her daughters at her side.
Jane was born the daughter of the late Dorothy (Hart) and Earl Osborne on April 11, 1930 in Ellsworth, Maine. She grew up in Berlin NH and graduated high school. She was educated in Maine and went on to receive a diploma from Becker Junior College in Secretarial Skills.
She lived with her significant other Robert Baker for twenty years in Bristol, VT until he passed in 1998. She was formerly married for 29 years to Philip N. Atwood. She lived for over thirty years in Keene NH.
Jane worked at Cheshire County Courthouse in the the Registry of Deeds department. Prior, she was employed as a secretary at the Brown Paper Company in Berlin. She enjoyed being a stay at home mother to her two daughters and was actively engaged in school activities.
She attended the United Church of Christ in Keene. Jane enjoyed going on road trips and looking for treasures at yard sales. Time was spent baking and working in the flower gardens. Jane had a special group of friends and they formed their own coffee club chatting and sharing life stories. She enjoyed people watching and engaging in playful humor. She had a unique sense of humor.
Mrs. Atwood is survived by her two daughters; Abigail J. Ladd and her husband Jeffrey of Derry NH and Susanna L. Woods of Brattleboro, VT. She leaves a sister, Ardelle Osborne-Levin of West Swanzey. Three grandchildren; Travis Ladd of Derry, Eric Atwood of Wildomar, CA. and Caleb Atwood of Brattleboro, VT. A nephew, Christopher Osborne of Cambridge, MA. in addition to cousins, extended family and many friends.
A celebration of life service with a gathering to follow for Jane will be held on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 11am. in the funeral chapel. In keeping with Jane’s wishes burial will be private. Flowers will gladly be accepted. However, the family would prefer donations be made in memory of Jane Atwood to the Nursing Department at Maplewood Nursing Home, 29 River Rd. Westmoreland, NH. 03467. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. www.cheshirefamilyfuneralhome.com