Jane Elizabeth Thompson, 99, of Port Monmouth, peacefully passed away Thursday, August 5th, at her home just days shy of her 100th birthday. Jane was born and raised in Irvington, on August 20, 1921, a daughter of the late Anna and Matthew Cumiskey. Jane met and married the love of her life, Kenneth Thompson and they settled in Port Monmouth in 1950 to raise their family and became very involved in their community. They were members of the Belford United Methodist Church. Jane belonged to the Ladies Auxiliary of the Middletown Elks, the Port Monmouth Fire Company and the Port Monmouth First Aid, where she was a founding member. Jane was a Past President of each of those organizations and the Middletown Elks Woman of the Year in 1989. She also belonged to the NJ State Ladies Fire Auxiliary. Jane enjoyed bus trips to Atlantic City with the Atlantic Highlands Senior Citizens group, and could often be found at the Middletown Elks with her Dewar's and water, playing bingo at the VFW, or even at Wilson Ave Deli buying scratch off tickets.
Jane worked as a waitress until the age of 88. You could have seen her smiling face at several local restaurants, including Martinis Diner, Cobblestones, Middletown Diner, Idle Hour, Betty's Place, Keegan's Deli, the VFW 4303 and many more. Most people around town knew and loved Jane, and many called her "Aunt Jane." She will always be remembered as a kind, and loving mother, grandmother and friend to all who were lucky enough to know her.
Jane was predeceased by her husband of 67 years, Kenneth Thompson in 2007 and their daughter, Elizabeth Thompson in 2019. She is survived by 4 daughters and their husbands; Carol and Robert Luft in Texas, Arliene and Gene Zaborney in Port Monmouth, Barbara Thompson in New Mexico and Denise Arcara of Middletown. She also leaves behind 16 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Jane was predeceased by her siblings; Josephine Prewett, Matthew A. Cumiskey and Thomas Cumiskey along with her granddaughter, Toni Andrews and son-in-law John Arcara.
Friends and relatives may pay their respects on Monday from 5 - 8 pm and Tuesday from 10 - 11 am just prior to the 11 am funeral service at Scott & Kedz Home for Funerals. The Burial and committal will follow at Fairview Cemetery.
Jane's Birthday Celebration will still be held on August 21st at the Middletown Elks at 2 pm. We hope you can come and celebrate her long life and all the wonderful memories she has left behind.
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