Jane Dugan-Yantosca, age 66, of North Haven, passed away on January 20, 2019 at Yale New Haven Hospital. Jane was born in Athol, Massachusetts on April 20, 1952, a daughter of the late Bertram & Lois (Ewell) Dugan. Jane is survived by her loving husband of 40 years, Tony Yantosca, and their three children, daughter Kathleen Dugan Yantosca (Francesco Cartiera) of Wallingford, and sons Casey Dugan Yantosca & his wife Katherine of New Canaan and Kelsey Dugan Yantosca of North Haven; granddaughter Autumn Yantosca; grandson Jaxson Yantosca; sister Sharon Smith of Athol, MA; brothers David Dugan of Jaffrey, NH and Paul Guimond of Royalston, MA, and many cousins, nieces & nephews. Proud of her roots, Jane grew up in Athol, MA before moving to Boston for college and young adult life. She graduated from Leland Powers School. There, she was employed at the New England Home for Little Wanderers. In 1988 Jane and Tony relocated to North Haven. She was employed at HART United Inc. for 20 years, where she worked as a Direct Care Counselor to those with special needs. Jane also taught catechism at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church and was heavily involved with Connecticut Special Olympics. Family & friends may attend her Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, January 26th at 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 2819 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jane's memory may be made to Athol High School, 2363 Main St., Athol, MA 01331 or to North Haven High School, 221 Elm St., North Haven, CT 06473. Arrangements are in care of BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden.

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  1. Dear Tony and Yantosca family,
    My heart is heavy with sadness at this most difficult time of loss for all of you. So many great memories with -Dugan- it’s hard to focus on any one particular event. Though far apart for many years, our best friends are like family and will always be with us in our memories. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Sally & Lane

  2. Dear Tony, Casey and Katherine, Kathleen and Franco, and Kelsey, and all the Yantosca Family, our hearts go out to you at this very difficult time of loss. May Our Blessed Mother embrace you and console you as a Mother only can. We love you and are here to support you. Jane is now in Heaven and will watch over you all with her tender love and her beautiful sense of humor. Love to you, your Lucia (with Bob)

  3. I have such colorful memories of Janie–I can hear her voice now from accross our street all our growing up years. She was full of life, energy and humor, and I am sure will never be forgotten by anyone who met her. I am so sorry for her family and their loss. Elaine Hastings Bieber

  4. Jane will always be special to our family. Her wonderful relationship with my autistic son, Donald, when she worked at his group home brought so much fun and joy into his life. She was always so patient and got a kick out of his quirks. We are so grateful that she was a part of our lives and we loved her.

    My condolences to Tony and her kids for your great loss.

  5. My deepest sympathy to Janie’s family. We were the greatest school days friends in Athol. She stood up in my wedding. She is in my best memories of my youth. Life was never dull in her company. She was most kind, caring, loyal and life loving. A quality person second to none. So sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. -Susan Hallett Mitchell

  6. Dear dear Janie –
    She was one of a kind. When I think of her, I remember her big voice, big smile, and even bigger heart! Our families were very close when we were growing up and she has never forgotten – always taking the time to reach out and be there when most important.
    My heart goes out to all her family. We were all blessed to have known her and I hope Heaven is ready for her dynamic spirit. Rest in Peace dear lady.
    Hugs to all,
    Elaine Shea Turrentine

  7. Jane, your smile will forever make me smile. We shared so many laughs, stories and tears as well, on Highland Drive. Both being raised by Irish-Catholic moms and raising our children the same, what stories we shared. The memories you gave me will forever be held in my heart. I was blessed to have crossed paths with you. Say hi to Lois and my mom for me. God Bless, Love the other Jane

  8. We would like to send our deepest condolences to Janie’s family. She was our junior bridesmaid in 1960.

  9. Emily told me about this, and I’m terribly sorry for you, Kathleen, and the rest of your family…. -Elizabeth

  10. I just wanted to share some of the messages of condolences and comfort that our friends have sent to us: Just wanted to let you know that together with all I join my prayers and friendship to Jane’s sudden passing, and to the sentiments of all the family. I feel it is also Jane’s gift to us that we appreciate and seize each day that we are given and live it to our best. — Jerry H. (Hyde Park NY) Please count on our prayers and unity at this very difficult time. . — Janis P. (Wayland MA) Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family. We assure you of our prayers. — Simone and Matt (Waltham MA) I will keep Jane, and her loving family, in my prayers. God Bless you and may Jane’s memory be a blessing to you. — Marcia C. (Newburyport MA) We are so deeply sorry to hear the news of Jane’s passing. Please accept our sincerest condolences. We will keep you and your family in our prayers. — Annie & Massimo (Waltham MA) We will be praying as a family for all of Jane’s family. — Sal & Maria (Rockport MA)

  11. It is sad to hear of Jane’s passing. I know she was a very special person and will be missed. My condolences and sympathy to her family. I was Jane’s doctor in Boston until I moved in 2008. I also cared for Jane’s mother Lois and her father. It was an honor and a privilege. She was the ultimate caring daughter for her parents. She was honest and optimistic. Her smile was contagious.
    With sadness and sympathy, Robert Goldszer

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