On Nov. 6, 2012, Jane Marguerite Bono, 69, of Quaker Hill, and a longtime East Hartford resident, passed into the arms of God after a brief illness.
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Jane is survived by her beloved husband, Anthony J. Bono; cherished daughter, Kimberly Ellen Pisco and boyfriend, Terry Leon Collins; granddaughter, Megan Pisco; adored son, Keith Edwin Maynard, his wife, Carrie Ford Nettleton, and granddaughter, Savannah Ford Maynard. Born in December of 1942 in Pharr, Texas, Jane was predeceased by her parents, Clarence Gauthier of Barre, Vt., and Izola and Milton Tracy of East Hartford; niece, Suzanne Jolie Ryan, and great nephew, Daniel Joseph Griffin. Jane is also survived by her sisters, Jean Nadeau and her husband, Joseph, of Connecticut; Joan Schmidt, and her husband, Robert, of New Mexico; Geneva Lariviere of Texas; and her brother, Douglas Tracy of Tennessee. Jane was a devoted aunt to several nieces and nephews and their families: Nancy and Allan Griffin, Joanne and John Scanlon, Debbie and Frank LaFlamme, Donald Nadeau and Robyn Hall, John and Lisa Lariviere, Carrie Schmidt, and Christopher Schmidt and Janyne Legarda.
She was a devoted nurse (LPN) at Avery Heights Nursing Home, Hartford, for 30 years, retiring in 2006. Adored by all of her patients, Jane loved them all and treated them as members of her own family. Jane loved to travel, and enjoyed frequent visits with family and friends in Vermont, Florida, New Mexico and Rhode Island. She was an avid bird watcher and had a beautiful perennial garden she lovingly tended, featuring several varieties of day lilies, and a robust trellis of "heavenly blue" morning glories. She shared her love of flowers with the residents of Avery, planting many of her favorites in the memorial garden for their enjoyment. She had many friends, and dear neighbors in Quaker Hill, whom she treasured. Jane touched many lives with her caring ways, kindness and generosity. She derived much joy in spending time with her eldest granddaughter, Megan, teaching her to swim, fly a kite, fish, knit and sew; attending school activities, theater productions; traveling to Disney World, and summer vacations spent in Old Lyme and Jamestown, R.I.; and proudly attending Meg's "art gallery debut" as an artist collective at SoBoBo Gallery in Milford recently. She also adored spending time with her youngest granddaughter, Savannah; making crafts, watching her play her violin, play tennis, and recently attending her very first dance recital. Some of her most treasured earlier moments were times spent with her children and family on road trips to Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire; spending weekends in Jamestown, R.I.; deep sea fishing, going for bird walks, playing croquet, volleyball, card games, building sandcastles and jumping waves at Narragansett Beach, and piling all the kids in the car in the evening to go for ice cream. An avid scrabble player she had recently acquired an iPad and was thoroughly enjoying competitive rounds of Words with Friends with family across the country.
The family wishes to acknowledge the loving care she received by the wonderful doctors and nurses at Lawrence and Memorial Hospital in New London.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17, at Wapping Community Church, 1790 Ellington Road in South Windsor at 11 a.m. Burial for Jane will be held privately.
Per the family's request, please send no flowers but rather spend time with your family and children, making memories.
Donations may be made to the
Published in Journal Inquirer from Nov. 10 to Nov. 14, 2012