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Jane Eaton Sweet
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Jane Eaton Sweet of Portland wife of the late Dr. Richard T. Sweet passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Friday, December 22, 2017. She was born July 28, 1923 in Middletown Connecticut, daughter of the late Robert & Ruth (Hill) Eaton. Jane attended Middletown schools, and received her BS from Boston University in Physical Education. She was a teacher in Levittown NY, Hanover NH and Waterbury CT. She volunteered at the Middletown YMCA for 45 years, teaching water ballet and was a board member. She was a Girl Scout leader in Middlesex County and taught many children how to swim at her own home. She was also a member of the Portland Garden Club, and became a Master Gardner through UCONN. She was very active in her church for many years and volunteered for several different charities. She was a dedicated Patriots and UCONN fan. Jane loved to travel with family and friends.

Her greatest joy was her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and her many beloved dogs. Along with her husband Richard, Jane was predeceased by their infant son Robert Eaton Sweet, her beloved son-in law Aurelio Grisolini, and daughter in law Dana Jacobucci Sweet.

She is survived by her five children and their spouses Susan T. Sweet of Portland, Barbara Grisolini of Lebanon NY, Holly Doherty (Beau) of Portland, Richard Sweet (Jerilyn) of Portland and Jeffrey Sweet (Linda) of Portland. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren.

There are no calling hours. Funeral services will private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to the charity of your choice. To share memories or send condolences to the family, please visit


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