JANE F. LOSON
NEWARK: Jane (Marie) Flynn Loson was born in Lowville, NY on January 4, 1936 to Lena Salsburg Flynn and John T. Flynn. She passed away on February 22, 2023, at home, after a brief illness. She was predeceased by her husband of nearly 65 years, Alfred E Loson. She is survived by her 8 children: daughters Jacqueline (Richard) Rago of Tulsa OK and Judith Stuart of Rochester NY; sons James (Anita) of Cave Creek AZ, John (Marie) of Lyons NY, Jerry of Atlanta GA, Jeffrey (Lisa) of Rochester NY, Joseph (Korie) of Newark NY and Jay (Susan) of Rochester NY, along with 18 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.
The Loson family settled in Newark, NY in 1962 with Loson’s Big M Supermarket, Lyons NY opening in January of that year. The addition of Newark and Clifton Springs store locations followed over the years providing all her children and many grandchildren employment. The business thrived for 51 years. Jane provided inspiration and support in spearheading store expansions with the introduction of the deli and bakery departments in the Lyons and Clifton stores.
Early on Jane trailed her Enduro-riding, motorcycle enthusiast husband into the woods as pit stop support crew, driving the truck and trailer, hefting fuel cans and mending cuts, scrapes and bruises. They also enjoyed poker runs and cruising with friends. Jane very much enjoyed the family cottage in Sodus Point, NY, as it was her peaceful retreat from early summer to late fall. During school years she shepherded the family activities for boating, swimming, waterskiing and sailing. She organized and detailed the cottage expansion and renovation in the early 90’s as well. Jane spent several years volunteering at the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum and supported the Sodus Bay Yacht Club Junior Sailing program.
Jane’s greatest joy was her family, for whom, with grace, strength and wisdom, she devoted her life. She stressed education, personal integrity and accountability. She doted on her many grandchildren, was an avid reader and spent hours enjoying the challenge of cross- word puzzles, keeping her mind sharp to the end. She thrived in hosting holiday festivities at home with family, and made birthdays a special shopping and dine-out experience for her grandchildren. Jane also enjoyed competitive camaraderie with her many Bridge player companions.
Calling hours will be held at the Paul Murphy & Sons Funeral Home 127 East Miller Street, Newark on Friday March 3, 2023 from 3-7pm. Funeral services will be held at St.
Michaels Church 401 South Main Street, Newark on Saturday, March 3, 2023 at 10:30AM. Internment at Riverview Cemetery, County Road 25, Phelps, NY. Donations in her name can be made to the Friends of Newark Library, Laurel House or charity of choice. The family wishes to express their appreciation to the caring staff at Newark and Rochester General hospitals and her family caregivers, daughters Judi and Jackie, and granddaughter Lindsay. They also want to thank her friends for their loving concern and support.