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“Sincere condolences for your loss of your beloved Jane. ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: Rosemary Russo and Robert Babcock

“Dear Bob, so sorry to see this on line. I was looking for arrangements for a friend who passed and saw that Jane had passed. She was so sweet. One of...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Lucia Beaton

“Your presence will be missed by so many. May we all find comfort in our memories. ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Virginia Taggart

“Our heartfelt condolences to Tricia and family with love❤❤ ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Elsa Shea & Family - Campton, NH

“RIP Jane . You will certainly be missed ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Suzanne Groark - Saugus, MA

“Your Family is in our thoughts and prayers. Jane was a wonderful person. With love Brian´s Family. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: MaryAnn Coffey, Ann And Rick Monnens, Matthew and Sue Coffey and Kate and D

“Jane was a horse whisperer, a dog whisperer and an amazing friend. So many walks enjoyed with the pack when I could do so daily at both TF & BM....Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Margot DeNoie - Reading, MA

“Their are no words that can express this loss to all of us. Please know all of the Given & Murphy families are in mine & Patricks heart & prayers...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Linda Anderson - Lebanon, ME

“I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family and all of her friends. Jane will be truly missed. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Lenore Ministeri - Brookfield, NH


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Jane M. Given, 60, of Reading MA passed away on 12-28-2021 at Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers.

She is survived by her beloved husband Bobby, her sisters Susan Chinappi and her husband Louis of Peabody, Tricia Coffey and her husband Brian of Lynnfield, her brother Robert Murphy and his wife Sarah of Quincy, and her sisters-in-law Elizabeth Murphy of Hamilton, Leeila Given of Wakefield and Nancy Sleger and her husband Mark of Wakefield, her Aunt Patricia of Florida and so many wonderful cousins and friends.

She was pre-deceased by her parents, Jane & Robert Murphy of Gloucester, formerly of Wakefield, and her brother, Stephen J. Murphy of Hamilton.

She was deeply loved and cherished by her nieces and nephews: David & Andrea Chinappi, Sam & Hannah Murphy, Kevin & Kyleigh Murphy, Jeff & Andrew Sleger, Shelby O'Brien and her husband Michael. Jane was a loving and devoted wife, sister, aunt, cousin and friend. She married her high school sweetheart, Bobby, with whom she shared 30 happy years of marriage.

Jane's love of dogs was legendary. She was the proprietor of Good Dog Walking, Inc., and could be found in the Reading Woods everyday hiking with her 2 Irish Wolfhounds and an impressive assembly of others, earning her the affectionate nickname: Jane of the Forest.

She had a kind and compassionate nature and room in her heart for all creatures. For all of her adult life Jane was a sensitive and skilled horsewoman most recently having cultivated an amazing connection with her beloved horse, Wellington. She practiced Natural Horsemanship where she believed in and advocated for treating horses with intuitive understanding and respect.

Jane was always creative with color and design. She worked at Gillette as an Art Coordinator and after 25 years left to start her own design company: Scarlett DreamCoats, where she created coats and accessories for dogs that were beautiful, whimsical and fun. Jane enjoyed annual boating trips to Lake Winnipesaukee as a special time with family and friends - swimming, waterskiing, tubing and sunset cruises -creating lasting memories.

Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at Saint Patrick's Church, 71 Central Street, Stoneham, MA at 10:00 a.m.. Burial will be held privately in the future.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jane's name to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923 or New England Equine Rescue North, 52 Ash St., West Newbury, MA 01985.