Don, Donald and Genevieve, I am so sorry to hear about the your loss of Jane. I will imagine that you will be getting more remembrances now about your mother with her passing being published in the Notre Dame Magazine recently. I unfortunately missed her obituary in the Star so I just now learned of her passing. I should have kept in touch with your mother more over the years. I went to grade school with Jane, Notre Dame with Jane and law school with Jane. It was so interesting to read all of the condolences from your mother's friends at Notre Dame. She was so tightly connected with Notre Dame. Your mother made a statement to our class in the sixth grade about Notre Dame that was so amazing that I have remembered it all my life. I had to check the web sites of Notre Dame to make sure I got the dates right. It was the school week of October 24, 1966. Your mom got up in front of the class to tell us what she had done that weekend. She let us know that she went to the Notre Dame Oklahoma game in Norman Oklahoma that weekend and that Notre Dame won the game (38-0 by the way) and that she had decided she was going to go to Notre Dame for college. That was your mother, a sixth grade girl announcing to the world she was going to Notre Dame, six years before Notre Dame had decided that it would admit women to the school. I can only say that I was lucky enough to get the chance to go to Notre Dame with her. She was an inspiration to all who met her and everyone who met her was better off for having known her.
My deepest and belated sympathy for your loss of such a wonderful person.
I knew Jane at ND. Same dorm, same class. My heart has been breaking for her. But now...I feel her freedom and love. For you, her family, my deepest condolences. She was a bright light in this world. Carolyn Short ND77 (Philadelphia)
I remember Jane fondly as we lived in the same section freshman year at ND. I found some photos of those years and shared them with Jane a year or so ago. She said that it brought back good memories. My prayers and hopes for you is that the sadness in your hearts today will be replaced by the love and joy that she brought to your lives.
Dearest Don, Donald and Genevieve,
Jane fought cancer like no one I have ever known. Selfishly I miss her terribly as she was one of my best friends for many years. She is in a better place now, and we join you in grieving for a dear lady. We are here for you, and are a phone call away. Love you, all 3 of you, from the 2 of us.
Our dear Jane fought the fight with grace and dignity. I will miss our long distance conversations, hearing her laugh and be always so sincerely interested in how her friend was. It was an honor to call Jane my friend. My heartfelt sympathy on her passing.