Jane Ann (McGirr) Mayo

January 4, 1930November 6, 2021

Jane Ann (McGirr) Mayo, 91, of Orleans, passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on November 6, 2021.

Jane was born on January 4, 1930, in Boston, MA. She was the daughter of Robert and Elsa McGirr. She attended Melrose High School. In 1965 she moved to Orleans with her five children. In 1970 she met Ralph Mayo and they were married for 16 years. They shared many happy memories together. Jane loved being a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved to cook and bake. Jane’s Christmas cookies were cherished by all who received them. She was a doting grandmother and great-grandmother. Jane truly adored her family. We will miss her smile and caring ways. She was generous and kind and loved spending time with her family. We will keep her in our hearts, always.

For the last seven years Jane resided with her daughters, Jamie White and Wendy White. Many hours were spent playing Scrabble, enjoying yummy sundaes from the Ice Cream Café and going to Rock Harbor and happy times with her grandsons, Dakota McDonald and Michael White. Jane loved going to Tricia’s Salon at Brewster to see Helen and get a beautiful hair style weekly. Jane lit up every room with her twinkling eyes and beautiful smile. It was a joy to be around her.

Jane was predeceased by her husband, Ralph Mayo, daughters Mary Jane Svenningsen and Laura Hayes, sister Nancy (McGirr) Aucoin, and brothers Richard Wehage, Frederick Wehage and William McGirr and grandson, Christopher Svenningsen,. Jane was predeceased by her best friend, Liz Kalinick.

Jane is survived by her daughters, Cheryl Cerepanya of Hereford, Arizona, Wendy White and Jamie White of Brewster. Jane leaves behind many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Interment will be private. Memorial donations may be made to the Animal Rescue League of Brewster or a charity of one’s choice. For online condolences, please visit


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Jamie White

November 13, 2021

We are so blessed to have shared the last seven plus years with our Mom. It was an honor to take care of her. Her family was her whole life. She was the hardest working person. She loved holidays, and never missed a birthday for her family. Mom was a great cook and loved to bake cookies. She made us proud. We will miss her everyday. Our hearts will beat with her love for evermore. Love always, Wendy and Jamie xoxo.