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Jane (Ellsworth) Martin

August 21, 1938 ~ May 12, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old

Jane Martin Obituary

Jane Martin died peacefully at her home in Orange CT on Friday, May 12, 2023 with family.  Jane was born in 1938 to Thomas and Irene Ellsworth of Gilman Street Bridgeport.  Jane was a graduate of St Ann’s School, Bridgeport, and Lauralton Hall of Milford, 1956.  Jane attended Southern Connecticut State University and graduated with a B.S. in Education in 1961.  She taught kindergarten at Barnum School, Bridgeport from 1961-1963.  Jane married George P. Martin in 1962, and they raised a family on Country Road, Fairfield.  Jane was pre-deceased by her husband in 1986, and returned to employment as a financial clerk at Bullard Haven State Technical School until she retired in 2003. Jane is also pre-deceased by her sister Lyn Klein from Fairfield, CT. 

Jane is remembered for her loving support of her children and her care taking of her Mother in law and her Mother.  Jane was an avid sports fan and spent many hours at fields and courts cheering on her son and daughter, their teammates and coaches.  Jane also enjoyed reading fiction, trips to the casino, transporting friends to and from appointments, and celebrating holidays.  Jane was a devout Roman Catholic, and always had a kind word to say to strangers and family, alike.  Jane was a treasure to be around and taught her children how to appreciate love and life, and to act in more virtuous ways.

Jane is survived by her son John Martin and his wife Robyn, and their daughters, Taylor and Jillian of Orange.  Carol Martin and her partner Deb Carabetta of Orange, Patrice and Nolan Klein, Tom and Karen Klein, and Megan, Tristen, Thomas(Tug), and Katie Klein, Sandy and Ed of Durham, Deb and Richard of Delaware, Carl and Linda of Ohio, Patty and Donta of California, Valerie and Gary of West Virginia, George Prouty of California, John and Mary of

California, and Sharon and Brian of California. She is also survived by many cousins, grand nieces and nephews, as well as her long time care-givers, Anna Brown, Veronica Haynes, and Jardene Reid.

The calling hours are at Spear-Miller Funeral Home Fairfield on Monday May 22, from 4-7 PM and Mass on May 23rd at 10 AM at St Ann’s Church Bridgeport with a Christian burial at Park Cemetery. In lieu of sending flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Kennedy Collective, formally known as the Kennedy Center.

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May 22, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Spear-Miller Funeral Home
39 South Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824

Mass of Christian Burial
May 23, 2023

10:00 AM
St. Ann Church
481 Brewster Street
Bridgeport, CT 06605

May 23, 2023

11:30 AM
Park Cemetery
620 Lindley Street
Bridgeport, CT 06606


Kennedy Collective
2440 Reservoir Avenue, Trumbull CT 06611


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