Sylvia Donahue

Sylvia "Jane" Donahue

Sunday, October 25th, 1931 - Monday, December 30th, 2019
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Jane (Buxton) Donahue (first name Sylvia) took her last breath on earth during the evening hours of December 30, 2019. Born in Melrose, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of Joseph Raymond Buxton and Sylvia Jane (LeBlanc) Buxton. Jane graduated from St. Patrick School, Stoneham, Ma. and received a Bachelor of Science degree from St. Mary of the Woods in Indiana.

Jane had been a member of the Sisters of Providence for seven years. She followed that with positions in teaching, newspaper work, publications and home demonstrations. She also spent some time as a stay-at-home mom.

Jane was active in Sacred Heart Church, Lynn, Ma. and at St. Charles Church in Meredith, NH. At St. Charles she served as a Minister of Communion, A Reader, a Sacristan and an assistant in many tasks where needed. Each year Jane opened and closed the former Our Lady of Victor Church in Center Harbor, NH. by extensive cleaning.

Jane is survived by her husband, John A Donahue of Meredith; her seven children, Martina R. Green and her husband Jessie of Parish, FL. Timothy A. Donahue and partner Franciene Clement of Meredith, NH. Sara J. Donahue and husband Patrick Troy of Ashland NH. Barbara M. Teague and her husband Clifford of Lynn MA. John F. Donahue and wife Heather (Tibbs) of Meredith NH. Colleen M. Ahlquist and husband Wayne of Meredith NH. and Kathleen A. Braley and her fiancée Michael Gallagher of Center Harbor NH. Her sister Barbara A. Conrad of Tewksbury, MA. and her brother, Joseph Raymond Buxton and his wife Ann (Dyer) of Bedford MA. Other survivors include 21 grandchildren and 17 plus great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Jane was predeceased by her parents, a special aunt, and a sister Mary Ward of NJ. She was also predeceased by her brother and sister-in-law Richard C Carignan and Florence (Bette) Serwacki and their respective spouses Louise (Matton) Carignan and Walter Serwacki.

Calling hours will be on Sunday, 1/5 from 3-5 pm at the Mayhew Funeral Home in Meredith, NH. A Funeral Mass will be held Monday, 1/6 at 11:00 am at St. Charles Borromeo RC Church in Meredith with The Rev. Msgr. Gerald Belanger, pastor, will be the celebrant. Interment will take place in Meredith Village Cemetery later in the spring.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, January 5th, 2020 | 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Sunday, January 5th, 2020 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Mayhew Funeral Home
    204 D.W. Highway
    Meredith, NH 03253
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  • Service

    Monday, January 6th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Monday, January 6th, 2020 11:00am
    St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church
    300 NH Route 25
    Meredith, NH 03253
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  • Interment

    Meredith Village Cemetery
    Daniel Webster Highway
    Meredith, NH 03253
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    Later in the Spring


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Jay Green

Posted at 07:33pm
I’m devastated, as I am her great grandson and I am just now hearing about this. It’s sad and I will forever miss her. It was only 2 years ago that I saw her last and it’s crazy how she’s gone now. I love you Grammy ❤️ You’ll forever be in my memory.

Posted at 10:44am
Jane, you are always on my mind. I miss you and I love you. Your husband, Jack.

Colleen Garuti

Posted at 01:32pm
Jack, sorry for your loss. We have some great camping memories
Colleen Marron

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Posted at 05:41pm
Sending our love and condolences, The Buxtons
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