Jane Fox Curelli of Oak Bluffs died peacefully at home on August 22, surrounded by her husband John, her family and close friends. She was 78.

She was born and raised in Brockton and was the oldest of 10 children. She lovingly helped raise her nine siblings which led her, a natural caregiver, to pursue a career in nursing. She graduated from the Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing in Boston and began her career at Boston City Hospital.

She later moved to Martha’s Vineyard to work at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. Here she met and married John, the love of her life. She proudly raised their sons Nick and Ben and took great pride in watching them grow, marry, and become caring fathers. However, her greatest joy was her five grandchildren, whom she adored.

She was known for her thoughtfulness and generosity. She knitted and gifted many beautiful blankets and sweaters over the years. She was a faithful parishioner of the Good Shepherd Parish, where she and John attended church weekly.  

She was also active in the community while sharing her love of reading. She volunteered to read to the students at the Oak Bluffs Elementary School and elderly residents of Windermere. She was grateful for the opportunity to care for the elderly in their homes and at Longhill. Her compassion, love and kindness will be forever missed. 

She is at peace now, reading a good book with her Irish Jack Russell, Clover Murphy, sitting on her lap.  

Jane is survived by John, her beloved husband of 46 years; her son Nicholas, his wife Nicole and their children Madison, Adriana and Nicholas; her son Benjamin, his wife Kate and their children John Michael and Benjamin; and her dear friend Kathryn Collins, all of Oak Bluffs.

She is also survived by her siblings Steven Mills and his wife Susan, Judy Wallace and her husband Jerry Pigott, Mimi, Charles Wallace, Timothy Wallace and his wife Diane, Philip Wallace and his wife Kimberly; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

She was predeceased by her mother, Hazel Buckley Wallace; brothers Robert, David and Skip Wallace; and brother in law Robert Dodson.  

The VNA of Cape Cod Hospice, Cheryl, Corrine, and Susan provided care and guidance to Jane and her family, for which they are eternally grateful.

Visiting hours will be held at Chapman Funerals & Cremations in Oak Bluffs on Tuesday, August 30 from 5 to 7 p.m. Her funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 31 at Our Lady Star of the Sea in Oak Bluffs, with interment following at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Oak Bluffs.

Memorial donations can be made to The Michael Burke Foundation, 24 Marine Road, South Boston, MA 02127 or michaelburkefoundation.com.

For online condolences and more information, please visit chapmanfuneral.com.