CUMBERLAND — Jane S. Callaghan, 85, died peacefully at her daughter’s home March 12.
On Dec. 27, 1924, she was born Lucy Jane Smith in Wilkinson County, Ga.
During World War II, she met and married Hugh Nichols Callaghan of Philadelphia while he was serving in the U.S. Army in Georgia.
After the war, she worked for the Bell Telephone Company in Philadelphia, and later as a food service worker for the public schools in Willow Grove, Penn., where she raised two children and was active in the Willow Grove United Methodist Church.
When her husband retired, they moved back to Lincolnton, Ga., where they lived for several years before moving to Cumberland to live with their daughter, Sue, while her husband battled cancer.
She was active in the Tuttle Road United Methodist Church. Known for her domestic skills, she was always in high demand for church suppers and bake sales. She also sewed doll clothes for the American Girl doll collection for the annual church sale.
She was predeceased by her husband Hugh N. Callaghan.
Surviving are her children, Hugh R. Callaghan of Lincolnton, Ga., and Susan J. Hunt of New Gloucester; her grandchildren, Sarah. J. Hunt of Millinocket, Miles C. Hunt of Oxford, Katrina Hunley, Rachel Callaghan, Kyle Callaghan, Caitlin Callaghan of Lincolnton, Ga; two sisters, Jackie Griffin of Savannah, Ga., and Martha Williams of Columbia, S.C., and a brother, Alfred Smith of Macon, Ga.; and her special young friends, Margo and Tommy Rioux.
Arrangements are by Jones and Rich Funeral Home, Portland.
A memorial service was held Wednesday.
Memorial donations may be made to the Tuttle Road United Methodist Church
Tuttle Road, Cumberland, ME 04021.