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Mary Jane (Bernier) Chester of Kennett Square, PA, formerly of Hinsdale, NH, passed away April 17, 2018.

Jane graduated from Hinsdale High School and majored in English literature at the University of Hartford in Connecticut. She was an avid book reader throughout her life and also enjoyed working on crossword puzzles, especially the Sunday New York Times.

Jane had two careers of 20 years each. She was a Program Director at Foxboro Park, Foxborough, MA, and at the Pompano Race Track in Pompano Beach, FL. Later she became a Realtor in five different states where her husband's business required relocation.

Jane loved animals particularly horses, dogs, and cats. In her later years, she kept an inside house cat that followed her everywhere and adopted an outside stray that faithfully came to the porch only at dinner time. She also enjoyed watching sports on TV, especially the Kentucky Derby, tennis, and football. She was an ardent fan of Raphael Nadal, an exceptional tennis player, and Tom Brady, a Quarterback for the New England Patriots.

Jane had a wonderful sense of humor, a keen mind, and a strong independent spirit. She was a gracious hostess and loved being around people. She expected and usually found the best in them and always stayed in touch. She will be sorely missed by those who knew her.

Jane is predeceased by her parents, Marguerite and Harold N. Bernier and her sister, Barbara. She is survived by her loving husband of 33 years, Michael Chester of Kennett Square, her sisters Beverly and Carol, her brother Robert N. Bernier and sister-in-law Delmas of Tipp City, OH, brother-in-law William J. MacKnight of Amherst, MA, and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of her life will take place at a later date.
Published in Brattleboro Reformer on May 12, 2018
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