Although born in Massachusetts, Jane Lee Cohen Sackett spent her life in Providence, R.I. She graduated from Hope High School in 1946 with scores of friends, many of whom she remained close to throughout her life. In 1950, she graduated from Wheelock College with High Honors and a B.S. in Education (early childhood).
She worked in the Rhode Island primary school system but discovered another true passion when she formed Quinque Antiques, through which she pursued her love of creating and furnishing interior spaces (including her own home!).
Ever the trailblazer, in 1973, Jane switched gears and, at age 44, earned a Master’s degree in Education (Guidance and Counseling). She had a fulfilling third career as a therapist, practicing in agency settings and her own private practice.
She loved being a grandmother and spent as much time as possible with her five grandchildren, even when it meant traveling as far as Cheyenne, Wyoming. She knitted each of them elaborate winter sweaters and wrote and illustrated several books for them.
Jane was known for her joie de vivre, great sense of humor and quick wit. Her close friends will remember her favorite, the Little Red Riding Hood joke. She was a voracious reader, doing the crossword daily-in pen-and she adored cats, especially her Persians.
She was the devoted mother of Richard Sackett, who resides in New York with his partner Ann Demarais, and Shelley Sackett, who resides in Swampscott with her partner Lenny Rotman. She was the adored grandmother (Nonnie) of Alexander (and great-grandmother of his son, Leo), Julia and James Sackett Roseman and Taylor and Mimi Sakarett.