Jane N. Putnam

1930 ∼ 2020

Jane N. Putnam

"She did her best"

 

After a brief stay at Liberty Commons in Chatham, Jane passed away on May 22, 2020.

Born on Halloween in Mineola, NY in 1930, she was a beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was the third child of Kirkwood and Alice Smith and baby sister to Dorothy and Sonny. Her childhood years were spent in Great Neck, NY, where she loved her animals and vegetable gardens. She was a scholar at Great Neck High School and deeply involved in her faith at All Saints Episcopal Church.

Jane left for Bates College in September of 1948 where at the freshman "I am You are" dance, she met Robert Putnam and their love story of 66 years began. After graduation, they moved to their first home in Longmeadow, MA, and subsequently to Holden, MA, and Simsbury, CT. When Bob retired, he and Jane moved to Cape Cod, a place they had vacationed for many years and to a place they called home, Kings Way in Yarmouthport.

Jane devoted her life to her family, her home, and her volunteer work. She was President of the Longmeadow Jaycees, President of the Holden District Hospital Auxiliary, a member of the Simsbury Women's Club, the Simsbury Garden Club, Fidelco Guide Dogs in Hartford, and Meals on Wheels in Yarmouth.  When Bob passed in 2015, Jane moved to Heatherwood where she made many wonderful new friends.

She is survived by her daughter, Betsy Renner and her husband Jules of Yarmouthport and her son Stuart Putnam and his wife Theresa of Danbury, CT; her five grandchildren:  Jill David (Aaron Hanson) of Denver, CO, Kimberly Longley (Andrew) of Manchester, NH, Laurie David (Adam Holmes) of Yarmouthport, Michael Putnam (Lisa) of Monroe, CT, and Kathryn Rios (Tony) of Bethel, CT; and her six great-grandchildren:  Lydia Longley, Aubrey Holmes, Ryan and Megan Putnam, Jacob Medeiros, and Lily Jo Cohan.

A private memorial service will be held at Woodside Cemetery in Yarmouthport at a later date. In lieu of donations, please honor Jane by doing something kind for someone in need at this time.

Jane N. Putnam

1930 ∼ 2020

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