S.G. Thibault Funeral Home

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Jane P. Austin

May 6, 1925November 19, 2019

Jane P. Austin, 94, of Peru passed away Tuesday November 19, 2019 at her home in Peru. Born May 6, 1925 the only child of James Hayes Pulsifer and Marguerite Hollis Pulsifer, she lived in Canton, Maine. She graduated from Buckfield High School in 1943, then went on to Westbrook Junior College graduating in 1945. She was employed by Stowell MacGregor in Dixfield where she met her future husband, William H. Austin whom she married November 2, 1946. They built their home in Peru where they raised their three children. Jane worked in the offices of Dr. Makin and then Dr. Gallant. She also worked Rumford News and at the Victorian Villa Boarding Home in Canton. She is survived by her son Atty. David Austin and his wife Louise of Rumford, daughter Barbara J. Thistle and her husband Larry of Auburn, granddaughter Hannah Jane and her husband Cameron Dubay of Orono, her special cat “Katie,” two step grandchildren, Jeremy and Sara Thistle and their daughters Jayna and Brynn of Turner and Jessica and her husband Justin Smith and their son Nolan of Minot. She was predeceased by her parents, husband William (1996) and son James (1984), as well as many relatives and friends. At the request of the family there will be no funeral services. Graveside services will be held in the spring at the East Peru Cemetery.


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Judy Lovejoy

December 1, 2019

I will dearly miss my visits with Aunt Jane. I was always greeted with a smile and an invite to come in and sit for awhile. I think she particularly liked my visits when I brought Speckles along - or more accurately when Speckles brought me along.
I am thankful for the time that Aunt Jane and I spent together.

Linda Harps

November 30, 2019

Jane, Bill and family were very special people. Always considerate and had big hearts. Sympathies to the family, heaven has received another angel.

Jim Hathorne

November 30, 2019

David and Louise, Please know we are thinking of you at this time. Your parents were wonderful friends of my parents and neighbors at "Camp" in Canton. David, you and I grew up together on the lake in Canton.

Again, know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. My mother sends her condolences.

Please keep us posted as of the Spring grave side service for your mother. We would like to attend.
Jim Hathorne and Family