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Jane Davis Walsh, 88, a lifelong resident of Keene passed away peacefully at her home on Monday evening, April 17, 2017 surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in Keene, NH on June 5, 1928 the daughter of Joseph E. and Leona (Cross) Davis.

Jane grew up in Keene, attended Keene schools, was a Keene High School Graduate and attended Keene State College.

She was the second-generation majority owner of the Davis Oil Company located in Keene.

Jane loved to be with her family and had a great love for animals. She had a passion for supporting local animal charities along with personally helping return injured and sick animals back to good health. Jane loved attending family sporting events, knitting and painting. She also liked to spend time with family observing the sights and sounds of Granite Lake. She was a former member of the Keene Country Club and the USTA, United States Trotting Association.

She is survived by her four children; Paul D. Kennett of Keene, Dixie J. Cote and her husband Ron of Swanzey, Peter A. Walsh and his wife Suzanne of Keene, Steven Y. Walsh and his wife Leah of Keene; five grandchildren; Kristy McLaughlin, Nicholas Cote, Thomas Cote, Elizabeth J. Walsh, and Joseph T. Walsh; four great-grandchildren; Hayden McLaughlin, Kiai McLaughlin, Nicholas Cote, Jr. and Callahan Cote.

There are no public visiting hours. Private burial will be in Keene. Family and friends are invited to a celebration of Jane's life at the Keene Country Club, 755 West Hill Road, Keene on Friday, April 21, 2017 from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her memory to the Cheshire Health Foundation, 580 Court Street, Keene, NH 03431 or Hospice at HCS P.O. Box 564, Keene, NH 03431