November 25, 1933 ~ July 23, 2021

Born in: Middletown, CT
Resided in: Hamden, CT

Jane Chamberlin, 87, of Hamden, passed away on July 23, 2021. She was born in Middletown, CT on November 25, 1933, the daughter of the late Edward and Dorothy Carson Wingate, and was the wife of the late Robert Chamberlin. She is survived by her children; Elizabeth (Leonard Baum), Charles (Carol), and Karen, grandchildren; Danielle (Dylan Denuzzo), Leah, Tyler (Nadia Baum), Eli, and Lyza. She was predeceased by her brother Lawrence Wingate.
After graduating high school in Middletown, Jane went on to receive her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Art Education from SCSU. She taught art for several years and then went on to work as Assistant Director at the West Haven Community House. She was a longtime member of the Church of the Holy Spirit, and was a Board Member of the Hamden Art League. She was an advocate for promoting opportunities for
individuals with intellectual disabilities. Jane was a woman of many talents and her passions ran deep and wide; she was a creative teacher, an inspiring artist, and had a passion for painting, calligraphy and spending time with family. Friends and family will miss her quick wit and above all, her big heart.
A Prayer Service celebrating Jane’s life will be held on Aug 7th at 10:30 a.m. at Church of the Holy Spirit, 28 Church St., West Haven. Burial will be private at a later date. Memorial contributions in her name may be made to Camp Horizons at www.horizonsct.org.

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Prayer Service: August 7, 2021 10:30 am

Church of the Holy Spirit
28 Church Street
West Haven, CT 06516


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  1. Jane was my wonderful and caring friend for 70 years +. She will be missed very much. My love and sympathy to her beautiful children and grandchildren.
    Mary Anne S. Rapuano
    Los Osos,, California

  2. Heartfelt sympathy to our dear friends and the best neighbors ever.
    Jane was the sweetest woman. She always had a smile on her lovely face. She was always happy to greet us and, of course, she was one of Len’s biggest fans! She will be surely missed. She loved you all so much.

  3. We will miss exchanging waves across the back yards when ever she came to Rhode Island. Her smile and grace made everyone feel like family. Her talent and love of the arts lives on through her daughter and grandchildren. May all her stories be retold.

  4. Jane volunteered in my Kindergarten classroom at Seth Haley in West Haven many years ago. I looked forward to Tuesdays when she would come in and wo

  5. Jane volunteered in my Kindergarten classroom at Seth Haley in West Haven many years ago. She was such a breath of fresh air when she arrived every Tuesday to work with my students. I so looked forward to her visit each week because she was such a calming force for me and my young students. She did whatever I asked her to do with a smile! I so admired her kindness, pleasant and cooperative nature, her skills working with very young children, and her sense of humor. She was a real class act and I will never forget what a help she was to me. Rest In Peace, Jane. I’m sure you’re surrounded by lots of little kiddies!
    My deepest condolences to her family.

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