Jane Morrissey, 83, passed into eternal rest on May 8, 2022.
Born in New York City to Caroline (Goldenblum) and Richard Rosenbaum, she was the wife of George Morrissey by whom she was pre-deceased and David Weintraub from whom she had been previously divorced. She leaves a son, Marty Weintraub and his wife Laura, of Duluth, MN, a daughter, Carolyn LaBossiere Hantman and her husband Paul, of Nashua, NH, grandchildren Sarah Psillas and her husband Tom, of Enfield, CT, Benjamin Waters and his wife Emily, of Wyncote, PA, Lee Weintraub and her husband, Adam, of Middleton, WI, Sylvie Weintraub of Washington, DC, Rachel Hantman of Columbia, SC, great-grandchildren Leila Mae Psillas, Oliver Conroy Waters, and Theodore Quincy Waters, sisters Alice Capazzi, Lois Peterson and her husband Clarke, and a number of nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews.
Jane grew up in Monroe, New York, returning to New York City to attend NYU. She taught high school in New York before moving to Little Rock, AR to accompany her husband in the Air Force. They ultimately settled in Chelmsford, MA where she taught at the Central Cooperative Kindergarten and then in the public schools until her retirement in 1999. She made her retirement home in Peterborough NH. In 2008 she moved to Hunt Community in Nashua.
Jane was a founder of Congregation Shalom in Chelmsford, taught in its first religious school, was an original member of the Monadnock Havurah, belonged to the Peterborough Women’s Club and was a member of its Scholarship Committee, was a volunteer advisor to the South Meadow School Mock Trial Competition and a docent for the Peterborough Historical Society. Over the years she served on numerous education, religious, and civic committees, was President of her condo association, and was active in the Resident’s Association at Hunt, serving on its Executive Committee, Scholarship and Finance Committees and in other volunteer capacities.
She was an avid reader, enjoyed writing, was keenly interested in political affairs and was a champion of right and fair play. Always looking at the positive while keeping a good sense of humor guided much of what she did. She believed in kids, dedicating many years to helping her children, grandchildren, and students. Family came first and no matter where home might have been, it was her sanctuary.
A private graveside service was held for family and close friends. Should you wish, donations in her memory may be made to Congregation Shalom, Education Fund, 87 Richardson Rd., North Chelmsford, MA 01863, or Hunt Community Scholarship Fund, 10 Allds St., Nashua, NH 03060.
Arrangements are in the care of the MORSE-BAYILSS Funeral Home, 122 Princeton Blvd., Lowell, MA. Funeral Director, Frederick W. Healy. To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit Jane’s tribute page at morsebaylissfuneralhome.com