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S. Jane Cangemi (nee Welter)
October 1, 1933 – December 27, 2021
Jane Cangemi, age 88, passed away peacefully at RUMC after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease. A native Staten Islander she lived her entire life in a one mile radius, Randal Manor to Sunny Side to West Brighton to Randal Manor. She graduated from PS 45, Curtis High School (ARISTA) and Wagner College where she earned a BS Degree. After College worked for a few years at New York Life as a Medical Technician prior to leaving to raise her family.
Jane is survived by her husband of 64 years, Frank, her son Robert J. (Robin), son Steven W. (Kay), daughter Cathy A. (David) and son Thomas M. (Veronica), eight grandchildren, Vincent, David, John, Kevin, Quentin, Claudia, Chaney, and Trevor and two great granddaughters, Angelina Rose, and Vanessa Jo Carlson. She is also survived by a sister Anne Rattinger of Syosset Long Island and was predeceased by her parents Mathias T. and Sarah Welter, and her sister Doris Pfuhler.
Jane was always volunteering for something. When her children were in public school she was president of the PTA at PS 45, IS 27 and McKee High School all while assisting at her first love, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, West Brighton. At St. Mary’s she chaired the annual fair dinner and cooked for as many as 150 people. Jane also served on the vestry, was active in Episcopal Church Women group, bible study group and with the Altar Guild later becoming directress for many years. She was baptized at St. Mary’s in 1935 and served the parish for all these many years. The family plans to inter her ashes in the rose garden at St. Mary’s. In her early 60’s Jane found a new love, “golf”. She played with the ladies on Tuesdays and she and Frank enjoyed many afternoons on the golf course as well as traveling south for a golf vacation every year. Her one claim to fame on the golf course is when she won the prestigious “sweet sixteen” golf tournament sponsored by the Avis family in honor of sixteen Ladies Championships won by Nancy Avis at the Richmond County Country Club. One of her prizes was a gold necklace with the roman numerals “XVI” which she later gave to her youngest granddaughter, Chaney, on her sixteenth birthday. Family was everything to Jane and she enjoyed all the get-togethers at her home. She and her family were blessed to have loving caregivers to assist with her care over the last several years.
The viewing will be on Thursday, December 30th at Cherubini-McInerney Funeral Home, 1289 Forest Avenue, 10302 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and 7:00 to 9:00 pm. The Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, December 31st at 11:00 am at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 347 Davis Avenue. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations should be made to St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Memorial Fund, 347 Davis Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10310.
Cherubini McInerney Funeral Home
1289 Forest Avenue, Staten Island, New York 10302
2:00pm - 4:00pm
7:00pm - 9:00pm
St. Mary's Episcopal Church
347 Davis Avenue, Staten Island, New York 10310