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Jane Lucille Sears (McIntyre) was a cherished wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend to all who knew her during her 92 years of life. She passed away peacefully on Monday, August 22, 2022 while surrounded by her family in love and prayer. Jane will be remembered for her generosity, caring heart, wonderful smile, sweet personality, and commitment to family. In every role she held, she was always warm, gentle, and loving. She carried herself with grace and charm. Jane enjoyed traveling, playing the piano, golf, bowling, and cards. She had a keen eye for fashion and loved the color pink. Jane was born on December 30, 1929 in Springfield, MA, to Francis and Mary (Burke) McIntyre. She was a graduate of Cathedral High School in Springfield, MA after which she enjoyed teaching at the Comptometer School for two years. She worked for New England Bell in Springfield, MA and New York City, NY after marrying the love of her life, James (Jim) P. Sears, in 1955. Together they had five beautiful children: Maureen, Ann, Teresa, Catherine, and Gregory. Jane and Jim lived in New Rochelle, NY for almost 30 years and retired to Fort Myers, Florida in 1985. Over the years, Jane was an active volunteer at Holy Family Catholic Church in New Rochelle, NY, St. Francis Xavier in Fort Myers, FL, and St John XXIII in Fort Myers, FL. As a member of Wykagyl Country Club in New Rochelle, NY, Fiddlesticks Country Club in Fort Myers, FL, and a resident at Cypress Cove in Fort Myers, FL, Jane made many dear and treasured friends. Jane was preceded in death by her beloved husband, parents and five sisters. She is survived by her four daughters Maureen Siegel (Neal), Ann Berger (William), Teresa Avens (Marc), Catherine Sears (Kevin), and son Gregory Sears; five grandchildren James Berger (Amanda), Kathleen O’Brien (Daniel), Jacqueline Avens, Luke Avens, and Sara Avens; and five great-grandchildren Emily Berger, Jackson Berger, William O’Brien, Sean Berger, and Ann O’Brien. She loved spending time with her family! As the last years have been challenging with health issues, we are forever grateful for the visits and calls from family, friends and aides who made her smile. We are especially grateful for the love and friendship from Heavenly Helpers in Fort Myers, FL. Jane will be eternally loved and greatly missed by all who knew her. Please join us for a visitation on Thursday, August 25th from 6 pm to 8 pm at Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral Home (1600 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers, FL). The celebration of Catholic Mass in memory of Jane will be held on Friday, August 26th at 10 am at St. Columbkille Catholic Church (12171 Iona Road Fort Myers, FL). The burial will immediately follow at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Cemetery (1589 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers, FL). In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in her name to Alzheimer Association, American Diabetes Assoc. or American Heart Assoc. Condolences may be shared by visiting https://www.harvey-engelhardt.com/tributes/Jane-Sears.
Thursday August 25, 2022 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral & Cremation Services 1600 Colonial Blvd Fort Myers, FL 33907
Friday August 26, 2022 10:00 AM to TBD St. Columbkille Catholice Church 12171 Iona Rd Ft. Myers, FL 33908
Fort Myers Memorial Gardens 1589 Colonial Blvd Fort Myers, FL 33907