JANE GRAY WAINWRIGHT

WAINWRIGHT, Jane Gray Of Cambridge and Annisquam, MA died on November 1 comforted by her loving family. Born in Indianapolis in 1924 to Frank Willard Gray and Inez Daisy (Weddle) Gray, Jane attended Purdue University with a concentration in science. In 1952, she moved to Cambridge with her former husband Bill Wainwright. An avid reader, devoted mother, and volunteer, Jane did graduate work in fine arts at Cornell University, and Boston University. Jane was an active volunteer in the League of Women Voters, the McLean Hospital volunteers, and Shady Hill School. She worked as an assistant producer at WGBH Channel 2, and in fundraising for Boston Biomedical Research Institute. At age 52, Jane proudly received her MBA from Simmons College School of Management. With a wry sense of humor, Jane was full of life, curiosity, and energy. She loved to read, to paint in oils (which were shown in local galleries), and to travel. Above all, Jane was a devoted mother, aunt, and grandmother. She leaves a legacy of recipes, double solitaire, tennis enthusiasm, and interest in art to her devoted grandchildren: Lauren Sheeley-Wainwright, Sam Wainwright, Sophia Janowitz, dear departed Michela Harriman, Serena Harriman, Ali Harriman, Seamus Connolly, Isabel Connolly, Maggie Wainwright, and Willa Wainwright. Jane also leaves her sister Julia Leney of Wayland, children: Kristen, Andy, Sarah and Diane Connolly, nephew Kevin Leney, and niece Pamela Leney, as well as two great grandchildren. Jane had been a member of the Belmont Hill Club, The Bass Rocks Beach Club, The Cambridge Club, The Mothers Club (Cambridge), and the St. Botolph Club. A service will beheld this Friday, November 9 at 11 AM in the Mount Auburn Cemetery Bigelow Chapel. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a gift to Cambridge Camping Association, 99 Bishop Allen Drive, Cambridge 02139 (www.cambridgecamping.org).

Published in The Boston Globe on Nov. 8, 2012