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Jane Bartoszewicz

1929 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Jane Bartoszewicz Obituary
BARTOSZEWICZ, JANE (BROWER, COSTA) Jane (Brower, Costa) Bartoszewicz, 84, of Portland, passed away Friday, May 16th, at Middlesex Hospital after a brief illness. She passed away peacefully, aided greatly by the love and support of her family and many visiting friends. Jane was born on August 24, 1929, in Brooklyn, NY, the daughter of the late Hartman and Anna Brower (nee Dzakon). In childhood, her family relocated frequently, living briefly in many cities throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts, including Hartford, Meriden and Middletown. After graduating high-school in Gloucester, MA, Jane married the late Mario Costa, subsequently moving back to Middletown and then later to Portland, where she has resided for the past 55 years. In 1996, Jane retired from Petro Oil Company in East Hartford. Prior to that she worked for many years on Main Street in Middletown, primarily as a bookkeeper at Shapiro’s and the James H. Bunce Company. Jane loved dolls, crafts, her cats, but mostly her children and grandchildren.She is survived by her two children, and three grandchildren: Mary Jane Costa of Fredericksburg, VA; Michael and wife, Elizabeth Costa and their children Alexandra, Catherine and Michael of Tolland. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Mary Torlai of Torrington, CT; several nieces and nephews, and countless dear friends who supported her as her vision failed in later years. She will be especially missed by her dear friend Priscilla Grzybowski of Chester, CT, who Jane lovingly referred to as her second daughter. Along with her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her brother Hartman Brower, Jr. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 22nd, at 10:00am at Doolittle Funeral Home, 14 Old Church Street, Middletown. A private burial will take place at Mount Hebron Cemetery in Montclair, NJ, where Jane will join her parents, grandparents and great-grandparents in repose. Friends may call on Wednesday evening from 5:00 to 7:00pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Jane’s memory to Macular Degeneration Research @ BrightFocus Foundation, 22512 Gateway Center Drive, Clarksburg, MD 20871 or To share memories or send messages of condolence to the family at
Published in middletownpress on May 19, 2014
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