Jane (Hewson) Sargent
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Merrimac, MA - Jane (Hewson) Sargent, age 85, longtime Merrimac resident, passed at Port Healthcare Center in Newburyport on Monday, December 2, 2019. She was the devoted wife of the late Robert R. Sargent, who passed October 1, 2008.

Born in Exeter, N.H., she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Ramona (Hirst) Hewson.

Jane was a school bus driver for the Merrimac school community, Pentucket Regional High School, as well as Whittier Vocational Technical School in Haverhill. In addition to driving school buses for over 30 years Jane was an avid animal lover. She raised and cared for the calves on her and her husband's dairy farm. Jane loved to garden often tending to her tomato plants even in the later years of her life.

Jane loved to travel via cruises. She often took trips with friends and relatives and spent many a cold winter in Florida. Jane will be remembered for these reasons in addition to the many other fond and funny memories we all have of her.

Although now departed, Jane still continues to hold a very special place in the hearts of those who knew and loved, and her life's memories will be treasured forever.

She is survived by her son, Jason Sargent and wife Melissa; her two daughters, Deborah Dudley and husband Stephen and Kathleen Blanchette and husband James; her seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren; her brother, John Hewson; along with extended family and close friends. In addition to her parents and her husband, she was predeceased by her son, R. Scott Sargent, who died April 25, 2009; and her first husband, Richard Stewart, who died January 12, 1959.

Visiting hours at Paul C. Rogers Family Funeral Home, 36 West Main Street, Merrimac, will be Friday, December 13, 2019, from 4 to 7 p.m. Burial at Locust Grove Cemetery, Merrimac, will be scheduled in Springtime, 2020. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Jane Sargent can be made to the American Diabetes Association, 260 Cochituate Road, Room 200, Framingham, MA 01701.
Published on December 9, 2019


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Michelle (Collins) Frye
Dec 11, 2019
I have fond memories of Jane from growing up close by and her friendship with my mom and our family.
Monica Keefe
Dec 11, 2019
Jane was a lovely woman, I’ll always remember her smile and sense of humor. My condolences to the family.
Jane (Gilchrist) Sample
Dec 09, 2019
My thoughts and prayers go out to you all. I had you mom as a bus driver for several years many years ago. She had Jason as a baby riding in the seat behind her. I remember playing with him riding to school. Your mom was always so sweet to me. May your memories of her live on through you all. Blessings, Jane
Kristin Shaw
Dec 09, 2019
Aunt Jane was a loving and caring woman. Devoted to and loved her family fiercely. She taught me so many important life lessons including caring for calves, dogs and cats. She had an amazing capacity for empathy and love. She taught me about kitchen gardens, canning and pickling. She made the best pickillily and relish that I ever tasted. She taught me to make brownies and share love thru preparing meals with love. She will be missed by her family and friends. Her son Jason Sargent is a devoted and thoughtful son. He loved spending time with his mom and sharing their adventures. Love to her family that are grieving her loss now.
Kathy Woyvoda Hargraves
Dec 09, 2019
I am so sorry to hear that Jane has passed. I knew her well as a child through my sister Pat Tilton Blinn.
Jane was truly a wonderful lady. Rest In Peace Jane.
Deborah Pittman-Page
Dec 09, 2019
To all of you I'm sorry to hear this. What great memories I have growing up on your farm after school , weekends and summer. Sleeping in the hayloft, watching the animals, falling in the brook, cracking pignuts, riding in the truck while the boys picked rocks from the fields. Your parents put up with a lot with us constantly laughing Deb. Smh that we didn't get in more trouble than we did.
Eric and Glenice MacDonald
Dec 09, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.