Jane M. Hansberry CALDWELL

Jane M. Caldwell

NEW BERLIN, IL - Jane Margaret Hansberry Caldwell, 81, of New Berlin, died at 8:47 p.m., Sunday, March 30, 2014, at Sunny Acres Nursing Home, after a long illness, surrounded by her family.

She was born Jane Margaret Hansberry on Aug. 6, 1932, in Nashua, N.H., the daughter of Martin J. and Mary Katherine O'Neil Hansberry. Jane was a graduate of Sacred Heart Academy in Nashua, N.H. She married Ralph A. Caldwell, Sr. on June 23, 1956, in Nashua, N.H. and he preceded her in death. Together they had 51 wonderful years together and seven children.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; three sons: Mathew G., Richard J. and Robert J. Caldwell; three brothers: Martin J. Hansberry, Thomas S. Hansberry and Owen Hansberry; two sisters, Mary Amelio and Patricia Bernier.

Jane was survived by four children: Mary-Jane (Russell) Ledbetter, Ralph (Luann) Caldwell, Jr., Patti (Greg) Irwin and Kathy (Bob) Burton; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and sister, Ann T. Bergeron.

Jane worked as a Radiology Assistant for 18 years at Memorial Medical Center.

Jane was the best wife, mom and grandmother you could ask for. She always had a smile on her face. She was loved and adored by her children and grandchildren. She never met a stranger and never had a harsh word for anyone. She enjoyed watching the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots! She loved to travel and she and her family saw many different places around the United States. She also enjoyed dancing and playing BINGO. She enjoyed shopping, especially at Christmas time, for those she loved. She made sure all of us knew how much she loved us.

Visitation: 5-7 p.m., Thursday, April 3, 2014, at Staab Funeral Home with a prayer service at 5 p.m.

Funeral Mass: 10 a.m., Friday, April 4, 2014, at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to: for Research.

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Published in The State Journal-Register on Apr. 1, 2014