Jungbluth Jane M.

Jungbluth Jane M.

Jane M. Koppelmann Jungbluth passed away on April 26th, at age 86, in her home surrounded by her family and beloved dog. Jane was born on April 4, 1935 in Flushing Queens, NY, the only child of Henry and Martha Koppelmann. She grew up in Flushing and then went on to become a registered nurse through Lenox Hill Hospital Nursing School.She worked at Lenox Hill Hospital for several years becoming head Nurse of pediatrics. She married Fred W. Jungbluth on Oct. 4, 1958 and they settled in Commack, LI, where all three of their children were born. In 1970, they moved to Harvard, MA. where they lived until their retirement in 1991 when they moved to Penobscot, ME.
She is survived by her husband, Fred W. Jungbluth of 62 years, her daughter Cindy Anderau and her husband Peter and their children, Tom and Steve, from Sandy Hook, CT, her daughter Gayle Cambridge and her husband Chris and their children Tucker and Emily from Ellsworth, ME and her son Fred H. Jungbluth and his wife Alexandra and their children Jane and Sam from West Bath, ME.
After being a stay-at-home Mom for many years, Jane returned to nursing as a Visiting Nurse. She worked for Nashoba Nursing Service in Ayer, MA for nearly 20 years supervising the Home Health Aides. Once retired and living in Maine, Jane babysat her two grandchildren who lived nearby, Tucker and Emily, from the time they were babies until they entered school. Jane was an active member of the First Congregational Church of Ellsworth leading, for many years, a group of volunteers who worked to raise money for the church. She also volunteered at the library bringing books to members of her community. Jane enjoyed spending time in the summer sailing with her husband and children, first on Long Island, then in Rhode Island and then finally in Maine in Buck’s Harbor.
Jane will be remembered for her kindness and positive outlook and her joy in the simple things of life. For example, you might hear her signature exclamation of “hot dog!” at the idea of simply being invited for a walk with you. Fred often called her “Sunshine”. She always enjoyed getting together with family. All her grandchildren loved going to Grandma’s house. Her loving, joyful spirit made being with her fun and they loved the various activities she had planned for them. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting, quilting and many other crafts. Her grandchildren have many outfits, sweaters and stuffed animals that she created that they will always cherish.
One of her greatest accomplishments in life was the Home care program she started for Nashoba Nursing service. This gift of in-home care that she gave all those years was returned to her as she was cared for in her home by amazing caregivers. We want to thank all the caregivers and nurses from Northern Light Home Care and Hospice and a special thanks to Amy Bennoch, who cared for Mom the most. She is an angel on earth.
A celebration of her life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to
The First Congregational Church of Ellsworth 2 Church St.Ellsworth, ME 04605
Arrangements by Acadia Burial & Cremation Direct, 248 State St. Ellsworth
Condolences may be expressed at www.acadiacremation.com

6 Condolences

  • gayle Posted May 6, 2021 7:57 pm

    save me a seat

  • Kimberly Bogdan Hurwitz Posted May 15, 2021 12:22 pm

    To Uncle Fred, Cindy, Gayle, and Skip — all the Bogdans are so sorry to hear of Aunt Jane’s passing. We know our mom valued her cousin deeply and loved that they shared a life of nursing, plus so many things during their childhoods. I have great memories of family get togethers, and I will remember Jane with affection always.

  • Charles Spina (Thompson) Posted May 20, 2021 10:31 am

    It is with sincere sympathy and condolences upon hearing of the passing of Aunt Jane, I send to Fred, Cindy, Gayle and Skip. She was my godmother and a uniquely special person in my life connecting my mother and biological father. I will cherish the memories of her and our families boat outings and times getting together in Commack. I have some old photos that my father took of those days and would like to share with you if you would send me your e-mail address.

  • gayle cambridge Posted October 18, 2021 11:28 pm

    oh my god i just saw this! I would love any pictures you have..thank you for your words your mom has been in touch I should have remembered you were her godson….it was a hard road but she died in her livingroom in her log home looking at the lake with her dog snuggled next to her and my dad and cindy and I were holding her…I told her to save me a seat and then she took her last breath..

  • Karen Cook Posted December 28, 2021 2:16 am

    I lived next door to Jane in Harvard, Mass and we became close friends. Often shared a “drink before dinner” before our
    husbands got home. Shared many good times with her for the close to five hears we lived there. I have many happy and fun times to remember.

  • Amy (Basque) Warren Posted January 5, 2022 7:41 pm

    I don’t know why I started thinking about Jane tonight but I just came across this obituary. My mom worked with her for many years at Nashoba. She was the sweetest woman with the best genuine smile. I know she’s up there shining down on all her loved ones. My sincere condolences to you all on her passing. She was one of a kind!

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