Jane was born April 15, 1921 in Manchester, New Hampshire, daughter of the late Roy and Velma (Hawkins) MacDougall. Raised and educated in Manchester, she graduated from Manchester Central High School and Hesser Business College. She married Joel B. Hill on June 6, 1942 and they had three daughters. She lived most of her life in New Hampshire and moved to Vero Beach, Fla. to retire with her husband, Joel, who died in December 1987. Jane has been living in Westborough since 2008.
Jane was a voracious reader. She was a talented needle-worker, collector of Hummels, and enjoyed working in her garden. She always loved her time in New Hampshire, particularly at Rye Beach. Her fondest memories are with her now-deceased brother, John MacDougall, and his wife, Janet.
She leaves her daughters, Sandra H. Mayrand and her husband, Paul Gallagher, of Shrewsbury, Martha H. Hanley of Worcester, and Barbara H. Osgood and her husband, Richard, of Westminster, Colorado; her grandchildren, Matthew Mayrand and his wife, Susan, Rebecca Comiskey and her husband, Sean, Molly Mastoras and her husband, Jim, Mark Hanley, Katherine Hanley and her fiancé , Jeremy Baver, Sarah Bombard and her husband, Garrett, Christopher Osgood and his wife, Marya, Stephanie Cashman and her husband, Dan; her step-grandchildren Anne Marie Gallagher, Suzanne Boots and her husband Rick, Michael Gallagher and his wife Nicole Momaney; her great-grandchildren, Logan Mayrand, Jack Boots, Lexi, Nikos, and Raymond Mastoras, McCartney, Jamie, and Riley Osgood, Joel and Nicholas Cashman; and nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will honor and remember Jane's life by gathering for calling hours Tuesday, Nov. 20, from 5 to 8 p.m., at Heald & Chiampa Funeral Directors ~ The Sumner House, 5 Church Road, On the Common, Shrewsbury Center, and again Wednesday morning, Nov. 22, where her funeral service will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Edgewood Cemetery of Nashua, N.H.
In lieu of flowers, please honor Jane's memory and her passion for reading with a contribution to your local public library.