Jane A. Szymanski

Belchertown- Jane A. (Milliken) Szymanski, 77, passed away March 13, 2022 at the Elaine Center at Hadley surrounded by her loving family. She was born on March 10, 1945 in Bath, ME to Ralph and Effie (Fosher) Milliken. Jane was raised in Bath, ME and after college she moved to Norwood, MA then to Walpole, MA where she lived for 38 years. In 2015, she moved to Belchertown to be closer to her daughter and her family. Jane worked as a medical receptionist for many years retiring from Foxboro Women's Health Center. She previously worked at both Southwood and Sturdy Hospitals. In her leisure, she loved taking trips back home to Maine and enjoyed fresh Maine lobster dinners. She enjoyed traveling to Sweden to see her son. Above everything else, she truly loved spending time with her grandchildren and family. She will be deeply missed by her husband of 45 years, Joseph J. Szymanski of Belchertown/Walpole, her daughter, Beth Knodler, and her husband, Michael A. Knodler of Belchertown, and son Michael Emery, and his partner Sophie Bergstrom, of Sweden. She leaves her six precious grandchildren, Benjamin, Morgan, Madison, Brady, Mikaela and Taylah; as well as two brothers, Bruce and Richard Milliken of Florida. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews that were dear to her heart. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two siblings, Eugene Milliken and Marie Goldstein. Special thanks to Jane’s sister in law, Terrie Szymanski for her support, especially during her last few years. Jane’s family would like to also thank the caring staff at the Elaine Center for their compassion and incredible care during her last days with us. Calling hours will be held on Sunday, March 20th from 11:00am-1:00pm followed by a closing prayer service at the Beers & Story Belchertown Funeral Home. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Caring for A Cure, Mass General Development Office, 125 Nashua Street, Suite 540 Boston, MA 02114-1101, htto://caringforacure.org/http://caringforacure.org/. For more information, please visit www.beersandstory.com