Jane M. Bridges
1932 - 2018
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Jane Seymour Mortenson Bridges of Dorset, VT died peacefully on December 9, 2018. The daughter of Leo W. Mortenson and Virginia Fuller Mortenson, and elder sister of Mary Mortenson Kaye, Jane was born in Brooklyn, New York on January 6, 1932. She lived in New York until WWII. During the war, she lived in New York, Massachusetts, Kentucky, Virginia and Kansas while her father served as an officer with the US Armys 101st Cavalry Group (mechanized) in the US and in the European theater. After the war, her family settled in Concord, MA where Jane attended Concord Academy. From Concord Academy, Jane went to Smith College and years later earned her M-Ed from Antioch College. She and her husband of 66 wonderful years, Samuel Willard Bridges (Bill) were married in June 1952 and lived in Carlisle, MA for 25 years. She taught at The Carroll School, Lincoln, MA for 10 years where she made a positive difference to the lives of many of her students. Jane and Bill moved to Marion, MA in the 1980s where Jane was an active member and eventually president of the Garden Club of Buzzards Bay. In the early 1990s, Jane and Bill moved to Dorset, VT where she pursued her gardening through membership in the Manchester Garden Club and The Garden Club of Bennington. As a mem- ber of Zion Church, Manchester, Jane was in the choir, participated in the Alpha Program and became a Stephen Minister. When Jane and Bill joined The United Church of Dorset and East Rupert, she served on the Green Team and the Hospitality Committee. She loved Vermont and living in Dorset. She had a soft spot in her heart for creatures great and small, especially the many dogs she and Bill had over the years, a number of which were rescues. Jane is survived by her loving husband Bill, their two sons Sam Bridges (Joanna) of Darien, CT and Adam Bridges (Susan) of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, their grandchildren Adrian Bridges (Joanna), Stephanie Waterfield (Dickon), Alex Bridges (Leslie), and Bill Bridges, as well as her three great-grandchildren, Natalie and Archer Bridges and Finn Waterfield, and her sister Mary Kaye of Medford, MA. A memorial service will be held at The United Church of Dorset & East Rupert at 11 a.m. on January 5th, 2019. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to The United Church of Dorset & East Rupert.

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Published in The Sentinel - Marion from Dec. 19, 2018 to Jan. 3, 2019.
Memorial service
11:00 AM
The United Church of Dorset & East Rupert
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February 22, 2019
To the family, please accept my condolences for your loss. May the family find strength and rest during this time.
February 8, 2019
Our condolences to the Bridges family. May God's loving kindness serve as a comfort to you during this time of loss. (Psalms 119:76)
January 19, 2019
Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. May the loving God of all comfort and promised hope strengthen you during this difficult time. 1 Thessalonians 4:14 (JW)
Alex G
January 14, 2019
May the God of all comfort grant you peace at this difficult time.
January 3, 2019
So sorry for your loss. I will always remember Jane sitting on the bench outside of the courtroom. She will always be a GAL in my mind.
Doug Krause
January 3, 2019
My condolences.....
John Resio
January 3, 2019
Bill, May her memory be a blessing to you.
Ellen Jones
January 3, 2019
Dear Bill, So sorry for your loss. May she rest in peace.
Terrence Tuffy
December 27, 2018
Psalms 90:10 says that the days of our years are 70 years, And if because of special mightiness they are 80 years.
May the memories of the wonderful times you shared together bring a smile and joy in your heart.
December 23, 2018
Bill, Our condolences to you and the family.
Rose & Mike Watrous
December 23, 2018
Our heartfelt condolences to the family. The strength from GOD can sustain you through this very difficult time. May your cherished memories of the times you shared bring you a measure of comfort now and in the days ahead.
The Lewis Family
December 22, 2018
I'm extending my heartfelt condolences to the family. May you find peace in knowing that God Cares for you and will help you during these difficult times. 1 Peter 5:6,7
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