Published DateGILFORD — Jane Turner Machain, 79, of Mineral Spring Village, died Friday, March 15, 2013 following a period of declining health.
Jane was born in Brooklyn, NY, the daughter of the late Emanuel and Martha (Lapen) Turner. The family moved to Pembroke, Mass. where she attended local schools and graduated from Thayer Academy in Braintree, Mass. with the class of 1952. She went on to attend Colby-Sawyer College (then Colby Junior College) in New London, NH. She later was employed by Massachusetts General Hospital for several years as a Hematology Technician.
Jane loved nature and the outdoors and had a gifted touch with gardening and indoor plants. She particularly enjoyed the summers spent at the family's cottage on Ossipee Lake in Freedom, NH where the children took part in a wide variety of summer activities as they grew into young adults. She was fond of the island of Bermuda and frequently vacationed there with her husband.
In later years, she assisted her husband as office manager in operating a home-based insurance agency. Shortly after, both retired to Savannah, Georgia, returning to New England five years later.
She is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Andre D. Machain, daughters, Marthe C. Kelly of Manchester and her husband, Gary, and Kimberley L. Castelot, also of Manchester, and her husband, John, and their two daughters, Laura Jane and Sarah W., also a son, Robert D. Machain, of Windham, N.H. and wife, Maggie. Jane was predeceased by a younger son, Nathaniel Turner Machain. He and his wife, Janice (Judkins) Machain, have two daughters, Amy Rose and Molly Jane.
There will be no calling hours.
Funeral services will be private.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.