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Jane Marie Newbury

February 7, 1947November 22, 2021
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Jane Marie Newbury of Arlington, VA passed peacefully in her sleep on November 22, 2021 with family by her side after a courageous 3-year battle with pancreatic cancer. Born February 7, 1947 in Newport, Rhode Island, Jane attended St. Augustin’s Elementary School and St. Catherine Academy in Newport and graduated from Boston College in 1969.

As one of six children growing up, Jane spent her childhood enjoying the New England life at the local Gooseberry and Hazards beaches, playing tennis, and drinking plenty of Awful Awful milkshakes from the Newport Creamery. She excelled in school, loved writing poetry, and longed for the sounds and smells of the ocean. After college, Jane became a second grade elementary school teacher at the Underwood Elementary School in Newport, Fort Campbell in Tennessee, and Marymount in Arlington, until focusing full time on raising her three children and teaching them kindness, empathy, humility, and love. She raised her family in McLean, VA and lived in Sandbridge Beach, VA for 16 years after her kids graduated from college. Jane was a friend to those who needed it the most, visiting with the homeless after church on Sundays and providing them gifts during the holidays. She always had an adopted rescue dog as her companion, doing her part to make the world a better place for all living creatures. Jane prayed for peace across the globe and for those less fortunate than her.

Jane’s faith in God and devotion to the Catholic Church and her family guided her during her final months. She is fondly remembered for her kindness, generosity, and charity, and was a loving daughter, sister, mother, aunt, friend, and neighbor. Jane will be sorely missed by those whose life she touched and her memory will live on forever through her children and grandchildren. Jane’s family is truly thankful for her friends and family, her medical teams and caregivers, and the outpouring of support from childhood friends and neighbors.

Jane is preceded in life by her father George Edward and mother Helen Shea, sister Mary, and brothers George and John. She is survived by her loving children Jennifer Cowley (Tom) of McLean, VA, Elizabeth Cummings (Brian) of Arlington, VA, and John Feore III (Karine) of Arlington, VA; seven beautiful grandchildren, Caroline & Tommy Cowley, Charlotte, Addison, & Carter Cummings, and Jackson & John Feore IV; former husband John Feore Jr. of McLean, VA; sisters Helen Newbury Burke and Nancy Newbury of Newport; and countless nieces and nephews. Donations in Jane’s memory may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (pancan.org), So Others Might Eat (some.org), or to the Virginia Beach Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (vbspca.com).

A celebration of Jane’s life will be held on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 1 PM at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Washington, DC. A memorial gathering will be held on Friday, December 3 from 4-7 PM at Murphy’s Funeral Home located at 1102 W Broad St, Falls Church, VA 22046.

Services

3 December

Celebration of Life Memorial Gathering

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Murphy Funeral Homes

1102 West Broad Street
Falls Church, VA 22046

4 December

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Holy Trinity Catholic Church

3513 N St. NW
Washington, DC 20007

4 December

Inunrment

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Holy Rood Cemetery

2126 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20007

Memories

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Helen Newbury Burke

December 1, 2021

As children, Jane and I shared a bedroom - and forever after we shared all of life's joys and sorrows as two sisters who loved each other would. My deepest condolences to Jennifer, Elizabeth and John.

Nancy Newbury

November 29, 2021

Jane graced my life since the day she was born two years after me in our family of six children. My sister moved through her life with harmony, courage, patience and humor, and distinguished herself with her kindness, forgiveness, charity and benevolence toward others. Jane's kindheartedness, compassion and loveliness, always on display, set her apart from others. She will be sorely missed by me.

Patsy Snyder

November 27, 2021

66 years may seem like a long time ,but it wasn't long enough for Jane and I . Jane was the 1st person I met when our family moved into the Mighty 5th Ward in Newport RI!! We shared many fun times all through our CATHOLIC education years ! St Augustin's elementary ,St.Catherine's High School ,Jane headed off to Boston College ,I attended Salve U ( one of the few schools offering a degree in Special Education .) Jane moved to VA after Graduation ,a few years later I married a Marine,who grew up a few miles where Jane settled in raising her 3 wonderful,kind,smart and witty children.We were lucky to get together a few times a year in VA and when she brought the kiddoes to Newport during the summer months. I often went to Sandbrige- her Paradise place to visit . God Speed 😇 and thank you for 66 precious years of friendship.
Patsy Gallagher Snyder

Tami Karwacki (Leb)

November 26, 2021

Sending my deepest sympathies to the Newbury and Feore families… with special love and strength being sent to Jen, Liz and John as you spend the days ahead celebrating the life of your Mom. I have such wonderful memories of your Mom and our growing up together. Sending love to you all. XO

Tami Karwacki (Lebedevitch)

Bob Elliott

November 26, 2021

Jane's gentle spirit and infinite kindness will be missed by all just when we all need it the most.

Frankie LaFleur Blanchette

November 25, 2021

I was so very sad to hear of Janie’s passing. As children we had so many wonderful memories! Sleepovers, Gooseberry beach, St. Augustin’s School to name a few. What a wonderful life she made since I saw her last. It was an honor & a privilege to call her my friend. Sincerely Frankie LaFleur Blanchette

Patricia Concree

November 24, 2021

Jane was one of my most kind friends growing up in Newport. We lived in the same neighborhood and walked to St. Augustin's Grammar School for 8 years. She was very bright, witty and always fun to be with. She and I used to spar over whose bike was the real Trigger per our love for Roy Rogers and Dale Evans TV show. I am so sorry she suffered for so long the last few years. I can't believe she has left us; it just seems too soon. But I am glad she is at peace and no longer suffering. Love you, Jane, and thank you for the good memories of our youth. Rest in Peace. Love, Pat Godek Concree

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