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Jane P. Avis

1934 - 2013 PITTSFIELD Jane P. (Hamilton) Avis, 79, of Feeding Hills, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 surrounded by her family at Baystate Medical Center. Jane, daughter of the late Frank and Florence (Tighe) Hamilton, was born in the Bronx, N.Y., on March 13, 1934. Raised in New York City, she graduated from St. Cecilia's High School in Englewood, N.J. After a career in New York, family brought Jane to Massachusetts, where she had resided for the past 37 years. Jane worked for the Diocese of Springfield as assistant to the Vicar General for 17 years, retiring in 2008. She was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church. In addition to her parents, Jane was predeceased by a brother, Frank Hamilton, and by a sister, Virginia Hamilton. She is survived by a son, Michael F. Avis of New York, N.Y.; a daughter, Virginia E. Evon and Chris Gian of Pittsfield; two grandchildren, Cameron Evon and Nikos Gian; many nieces and nephews, and her former husband, James J. Avis of East Longmeadow. FUNERAL NOTICE: Family and friends are asked to meet on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at Sacred Heart Church, 1065 Springfield Street, Feeding Hills, to celebrate the Liturgy of Christian Burial for Jane at 10 a.m. Rites of Committal and Interment will be held in Mount Carmel Cemetery in Tenafly, N.J. There will be no visiting hours. Contributions in Jane's memory may be made to St. Agnes Academy, 30 Carson Avenue, Dalton, MA, 01226. SAMPSON FAMILY CHAPELS, Springfield, is entrusted with the arrangements.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Dec. 18, 2013
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