Jane Blaikie had lived on Nassau Point at Blaikie’s Bluff for the past 55 years. Jane is predeceased by her husband of 34 years, Alfred B. Blaikie. She is survived by her daughter, Mary Jane James, and three sons, Peter, Dean and Blair. She was born in Manhattan in 1913 to Richard and Florence Dillon, and had one older brother, Richard, who passed away in 2009.
F. Jane Blaikie, aka Momason, as she was known to her family and friends, spent her business career along with her husband, Alfred, in sales and merchandising in the ladies’ garment business in Manhattan, until he died in March of 1977. For the past 20-plus years, she co-owned and ran Island Silk, a ladies’ boutique in Greenport, with her daughter, Mary Jane. She worked at the store five to six days a week, never losing her passion for the business and enjoying all the wonderful friends she met, until she was 97 years old.
In addition to her children, nieces and nephews, she had 17 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Momason’s home, which she shared with her daughter, Mary Jane, was the central gathering place where family and friends always met to celebrate holidays, birthdays and relax. She loved being surrounded by her large family and friends, always encouraging people to visit and spend time with each other.
Her entire family all felt truly blessed to have had someone so incredible and non-judgmental around to share their lives with for so many years. She had a remarkable mind and was sharp as a tack up until her death. She constantly encouraged everyone to follow their passion, raise the bar high, never be afraid to reach into the unknown and to always believe in themselves.
Her funeral was Tuesday, March 8, at Sacred Heart Church in Cutchogue. The wake was held Sunday and Monday at Coster-Heppner Funeral Home in Cutchogue.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to East End Hospice. The efforts of these very special and caring people made her wish to live out the final days in her home surrounded by family and friends possible.
This is a paid notice.