Jane Chisholm Hofe, 83

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 9:00pm
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Jane Chisholm Hofe, 83, of Mystic Conn., Block Island, R.I., and formerly of Morristown, N.J., died on Tuesday, Jan. 8.

Jane was born March 8, 1935 in Providence, R.I. to Sydney and Thelma Chisholm. She attended the Red Stone School House in Sudbury, Mass. — The school of “Mary Had a Little Lamb” fame, and later the Lincoln School for girls in Providence. She graduated from her beloved Wellesley College in 1957 and began work in the advertising department for Jordan Marsh in Boston.

Jane and Dean F. Hofe were married in 1962, and they purchased their property on Block Island. She was a devoted mother to her four children and raised a very tight knit family. This summer home on Block Island has sustained and nurtured the family for almost 60 years.

Jane was a longtime volunteer at the Mendham Township Library and a member of the St. Bernard’s Church Altar Guild in Bernardsville, N.J. Most recently, she was a resident at StoneRidge, where she was actively involved in the chorus and volunteered within the community. She was an avid reader, crossword puzzler, and gardener. Singing and barbershop harmony has always been a source of joy and comfort to her. Jane is survived by her four children, Caroline and her husband Ross Nowak, Catherine and her husband Robert Ogden, Charlotte and her husband Adam Chodosh; Chisholm Hofe and his wife Sarah Dangelas, and nine grandchildren. She is predeceased by her husband Dean, and sister Frances LaFrance North.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 15 Pearl Street, Mystic, Conn.

Burial on Block Island will be held at a later date. Memorial donations can be made to the Mary D. Fund, Box 323, Block Island R.I. 02807 or the Raptor Trust, 1390 White Bridge Road, Millington, N.J. 07946.