One of our longtime summer residents, Jane Varnum, died on Thursday, Jan 10, 2013.
Her son-in-law, Glenn Burdick, writes
I regret to announce the recent passing of Jane Varnum. Following her 1941 arrival and ensuing summer gig working at the Island Inn, Monhegan quickly became part of her DNA. Representative of an enduring strength of the Monhegan community, lifelong relationships took root during those youthful years, with other close friendships forged during the next seven decades.
Whether selling raffle tickets for Tea by the Sea from her cart, “Caning with Jane”, hosting a “grey panther” dinner party, or sunbathing with Lucia and Dede in svelte two piece suits at Pebble Beach (I have photos), Jane was intricately woven into the fabric of the Monhegan community. She will be remembered fondly by many for her steadfast determination, courage, and compassion.
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