Mrs. Jane E. Haskell, 69, of Rockport, passed away on Monday, August 14, 2017, at home following a lengthy illness. She was the wife of James E. Haskell with whom she shared 37 years of marriage.
Janey was born June 1, 1948, in Gloucester and was raised by her grandparents, Charles and Clara “Taire” Ramsey. She graduated from Gloucester High and was a resident of Gloucester for most of her life before moving to Rockport.
She worked as a waitress at multiple restaurants on Cape Ann, including the Blacksmith shop and more recently the Hearthside for many years until having to retire due to health complications.
She loved working in her gardens during the spring, summer and fall months as well as taking care of all the wild birds in the back yard year round. She was an outstanding cook and baker and we ate very well. She also enjoyed visiting with her close friend, “Niecey” Nancy J. Loudon at Grand View Farm out in Townsend, Mass., where she overcame her fear of horses thanks to the Dutchess Annie.
In addition to her loving husband Jimbo, Jane is also survived by her son, “Jamie” James R. Haskell and his fiancée, Joanne Passias of Taunton; her brothers-in-law, Peter Haskell and his wife, Claudia of Rockport and John Haskell and his wife, Gus of Connecticut; her sister-in-law, Karen Hampson and her husband, Mike of Port St. Lucy, Fla.; her uncle, Phil Ramsey and his wife, Marilyn; her cousins, Marilyn Ramsey-Burkhart, Phil Roland and his wife, Susan, all of South Carolina, Eloweise Hitchcock of Tennessee, and Pamela Nelson-Ramsey of New Hampshire; as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her beloved brother, Mel Arvilla.
In honoring with Janey’s wishes there will be no visiting hours or funeral. There will be a Celebration of her Life to be announced. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation 12151 Avenue of Chiefs, Crazy Horse, SD, 57730-8900. For online condolences and register book please visit www.pikenewhall.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Pike-Newhall Funeral Home, 61 Middle St., Gloucester.
Published on  August 17, 2017