Mary Jane Croft Burgoyne of Oak Bluffs died peacefully on May 25 at her home in Aidylberg Village. She was 71.

She was the daughter of Doreen and John Burgoyne Sr. of Clinton.

The simple things in life brought Jane much joy. She loved to garden, paint and walk her dog Atty, who she adored with all her heart. She loved to spend time with her family. Her laugh was contagious and her family will always miss her quick wit and infectious smile.

She is survived by her daughter Gretchen Hughes of Billerica; grandchildren Connor Hughes, Zachary Hughes and Brendan Hughes, all of Billerica; and her siblings John Burgoyne Jr. of Ashburnham, Julianne Nolan of Clinton, Jeffrey Burgoyne of Vineyard Haven, Jamieson Burgoyne of Lancaster, and Jennifer Sementelli of West Newton.

A service mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 8 at Immaculate Conception in Lancaster. Interment will follow at the North Village Cemetery in Lancaster. A special reception for her Island friends will be held on the Vineyard at a later date.

The family requests that donations in her memory be sent to the Animal Shelter of Martha’s Vineyard, P.O. Box 1829, Edgartown, MA 02539.

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