Obituary of Jane A. Monroe
Jane Anne Monroe, a lifelong area resident, passed away on Sunday, October 29, 2023, at Washington Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Argyle, following a long illness.
She was born January 15, 1937, in Greenwich, NY, to the late Nora (Yandow) and Charles B. Woods.
Jane graduated from Greenwich Central School, class of 1954. In 1955 she married the love of her life Leslie Monroe, in Greenwich, and started a life together in the hamlet of Bald Mountain. Together they traveled near and far, raised animals as well as potatoes, and ushered Santa onto their porch every Christmas Eve, until Les’s passing in 1990.
Shortly afterward, Jane retired from the New York Telephone Company and took a job as a school bus aide for Schuylerville Central School, where her kindness and spunk helped many children begin and end their school days. Jane ensured that each day was lived to the fullest, she could be seen and heard at her grandchildren’s sporting events. She enjoyed camping in the Adirondacks, stirring the pot at Cynthia Meadows, fishing, boating, doing crossword puzzles with a dictionary, badly navigating road trips to Mississippi, playing cards, watching MASH on repeat, sewing, crocheting, and unintentionally hemming many pants into shorts.
She also enjoying tending to her flowers, driving the gals to Zacks Drive-in, making dinners and desserts, riding motorcycles, testing various sangrias, roller blading, eating ice cream, avoiding the doctors office, teaching Minnie how to drive, terrorizing shoppers on her scooter, sneaking vittles to the dogs who were waiting at her feet, and keeping the staff at Washington Center on their toes.
Jane was greeted in Glory by her parents; husband Les; daughter, Sandy Hanna, brother, Charles Woods and sister, Theresa Smith as well as their spouses; cherished nephew, Billy Smith; in-laws, countless cousins, neighbors and friends.
Her unique sarcasm, generosity, unapologetic pride, and pure love will be missed endlessly, by her daughter and best friend, Susan (Leonard) Seney; son, Stephen (Julie Bruce) Monroe of Bald Mountain; daughter, Stacy Olszewski; her grandchildren, Heidi (Scott) Hayes, Cyndi Seney, Jessica, Jeremy, Phillip and Craig; Minnie the Poodle; several nieces and nephews; all of the devoted team at Washington Center.
“What’s meant to be will be”
Graveside services will be held at 10 am on Friday, November 3, 2023, in Greenwich Cemetery, Greenwich, NY.
Online condolences and messages to the family may be made at www.flynnbrosinc.com.