Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
July 7, 1920 – January 11, 2020
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.(Muriel) Jane Cole Rectanus, age 99, born in Bar Harbor on July 7, 1920, to Raymond Cole Cmdr., U.S. Navy, and Doris (Higgins) Cole of Charleston, Maine, passed away peacefully Jan. 11, 2020. She raised her family in Menlo Park, Calif., and in Dedham and Wellesley, Mass., with summers in Annisquam, Mass. Later in life, she found her home by the beach in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Jane is survived by her children and their families, Fred (Cheryl) of Portland Ore.; Elizabeth R. of Millis, Mass.; Richard (Terri) of Maitland, Fla.; Ann Proto (Richard) of Franklin, Mass., her grandchildren Karl (Victoria) and Tim of Raleigh, N.C.; Elesa Sowell (Robert) of College Park, Fla.; Jennie Gondhi (Jasper) of Atlanta, Ga.; Jill Proto of Tampa, Fla., and her great-grandchildren, Caroline, Vanessa, Katie Rectanus and Lydia Gondhi and her four DeBlois nieces. She was predeceased by her sister, Carolyn Boulse, and her grandson, Walker Rectanus.