Jane Cudmore, 75


Jane Cudmore, 75Pocasset – Jane (Caldwell) Cudmore, 75, formerly of Westborough, died at home Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, surrounded by her family.

Born on March 16, 1936 in Brockton, a daughter of the late Lt. Col. Clyde and Mildred (Lindbolm) Caldwell, she was raised in Brockton and was a graduate of Brockton High School. From a friendship that formed in the third grade with Laurence E. Cudmore to a courtship that tagged them high school sweethearts, they married Feb. 4, 1956 in Brockton. In good times and in bad, in sickness and in health, 55 years later he was by her side when she passed. They were each other's first and only love.

Mr. Cudmore worked for Sears-Roebuck Company and his work took them to various parts of the country and a time in Oakville, Ontario. Life as family was spent in Newtown Square Pennsylvania, Westborough and eventual retirement while they resided in Chicago. They maintained a summer home in Pocasset, which always served as a place for many family vacations and gatherings. In later years, they divided their time between the Cape and Venice, Florida.

With a love for the ocean and golf, the Cudmores were longtime members of the Pocasset Golf Club and Waterford Country Club in Florida. They moved to Shrewsbury in August to be closer to family.

After raising and educating her family, Mrs. Cudmore worked for many years as church secretary at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Westborough.

She loved the arts and music and treasured time spent with her family. She was also a voracious reader and talented with yarn and needle; she knitted many gifts for family and friends. While in Canada, she was a member of the American Women's Club and offered countless hours of volunteer work with the homeless.

In addition to her husband of 55 years, Laurence E. Cudmore, she leaves her children, Kristina C. Callaway of Norwich, Vt., Susan L. Powell of Shrewsbury, Andrew J. Cudmore and his wife Jennifer of Princeton, and John C. Cudmore and his wife Caroline of Needham; her grandchildren, Benjamin and Sarah Callaway, Virgil, Abigail and Joshua Powell, Evan and Ella Cudmore, and Elly and Jack Cudmore; her sister, Nancy Johnson and her husband George of Madison, Conn.; and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister, Priscilla Stoll.

Family and friends will honor and remember Jane's life by gathering at the Pocasset Golf Club, 24 Clubhouse Dr., Pocasset, Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 11 a.m., for her memorial service. The Rev. Kenneth Bean will officiate. A reception will follow. Interment will be private.

In grateful appreciation for the tender care given to Mrs. Cudmore and her family, in lieu of flowers please honor her memory with a contribution to Beacon Hospice, 5 Millbrook St., Worcester, MA 01606.

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