Jane Torp Blake


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Londonderry, NH - Jane T. Blake, 69, of Londonderry, N.H., passed away on Saturday, December 15, 2018, at Portsmouth Regional Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born on February 23, 1949, in Passaic, NJ, and was a daughter of the late Chapman and Marjorie (Rittenhouse) Torp. She was a 1967 graduate of Medfield (Mass.) High School and received her Associates degree in Nursing from Northeastern University in 1970. She has been a resident of Londonderry since 1979.
After practicing as an RN for a short time, Jane set that aside to raise a family with her husband, Jim. Once all of their children had advanced in school, she returned to work as a guest services specialist at Salon Bogar of Londonderry and has been there for all 26 years it has been in business. She absolutely loved working for and with Amy, Al, and the rest of the staff. She especially enjoyed her latest assignment with its newest venture, Sorellina Boutique.
Members of the family include her loving husband of 48 years, James G. Blake of Londonderry, a daughter and her husband, Michelle Blake Shove & Todd, of Elmore, VT, a son and his wife Stephen J. Blake & Kristin of Carlsbad, California, and another daughter, Laura J. Blake of Salem, NH, five grandchildren, Cooper and Taylor Shove, and Griffin, William and Colin Blake and her brother and his wife, Thomas R. Torp and Mary of Watertown, CT. Jane was predeceased by her sister, Sheryl A. Torp, earlier this year.
The family would like to thank the ICU and Neurology staff at Portsmouth Regional Hospital for their care and support while treating Jane for the massive stroke she sustained while at home.
Jane was a hugger with no equal and a bright light for all who knew her. Her kindness, generosity, sparkle in her eyes, unlimited ability to love, infectious laugh, and dazzling smile will live on our hearts forever.

Calling hours will be from 9 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, December 19, 2018, at the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 290 Mammoth Road, Londonderry, NH, and a graveside service will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery of Londonderry. The family will then host a reception at Greeley-Parmenter-Harrington Post 27 of the American Legion from Noon until 2 p.m. The Post is located at 6 Sargent Road just behind the Central Fire Station and adjacent to the funeral home. To send a condolence, please visit www.peabodyfuneralhome.com.
Published on December 20, 2018
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