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Jane A. Twomey (Holmes), 70, of Hampton, passed away on June 14, 2017.
She was born on November 26, 1946, in Newburyport to Howard Holmes and Irma Holmes (Chouinard). She was married to her high school sweetheart and love of her life, G. Michael Twomey, in Newburyport on November 22, 1969. Jane was a member of the Newburyport High School, Class of 1964. After working as a stewardess for Allegheny Airlines (and representing the airline as resident babe in a beauty competition), she left to focus on raising her three sons, Kristopher, Kevin, and Gene, to become reasonably competent adults. Jane was everybody’s supportive friend when things got tough, a fierce protector for everyone she cared about, and someone who found humor and a quick laugh in all aspects of life. Most importantly, she was the best manager that the Red Sox never hired.
Jane is survived by her three sons, as well as her daughters-in-law, Emma, Rosie, and Erin. She leaves two grandchildren, Osian and Misha. Jane is also survived by her sister, Nancy O’Brien, and her brothers, Jack Holmes, Gregg Holmes and Walter Homes, as well as their spouses, Dan O’Brien, Meg Holmes, and Lynne Holmes. Also, she is survived by several nieces and nephews who adored her. She also leaves many friends and extended family in the area that were of utmost importance to her, in particular, Judy Keefe, Jack and Mary Ellen Foley, Mary Kiggins, and Jeff and Tammy Morrill.
For a decade, Jane fought a brave battle against osteosarcoma becoming a star patient for the oncology team at Massachusetts General Hospital. The Twomey family wishes to thank the doctors and nurses at MGH, Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital in Portsmouth, Oceanside Rehabilitation in Hampton, and Portsmouth General Hospital for their determination and compassion in helping her through the process and her last days. Her emotional strength will always serve as an inspiration to those who loved her.
Jane gave strict instructions that she did not want any sort of funeral or other event that would involve “people standing around being sad.” Instead, a Celebration of Life will be held during September and will be announced when plans are finalized. In remembrance of Jane’s spirit, and in lieu of any contributions to the Celebration of Life, the family requests that friends support the mission and future research of the Sarcoma Foundation of America (http://support.curesarcoma.org/goto/janetwomey).
Published on  June 17, 2017
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