Death Date: 03/05/2013
Jessica Ann (Jan) Austin Squires, 73, passed away on March 5th, 2013, surrounded by the warmth and love of her family. Jan was born on May 9, 1939, the second child of Reverend Eugene and Genevieve Austin, in Canandaigua, New York. She is predeceased by her brother, John Evans Austin, and both parents.
In 1960, Jan was married to James W. Squires, M.D., and after several stops along the way, Jan and Jim settled in Hollis in 1971 where they have been active members of the community ever since. Jan and Jim raised their four children in Hollis, all of whom attended the local public schools, something Jan was very proud of.
Jan is survived by her husband, James W. Squires, M.D, and four children and spouses, James Squires and Karen Jones Squires, of Norfolk, VA, Anne and Louis Scarano of McLean, VA, Martha and Lt. Col. William Hummer, of Fairfax, VA and Marc and Jennifer Squires of Hollis, NH. Jan loved and adored her 10 grandchildren, Domenic, Jimmy, Kathleen, Eleanor, Margaret, Luke, Jessica, Genevieve, Owen, and Samuel.
Jan was involved in numerous organizations including Beaver Brook Association, the Friends of the Hollis Social Library, the Hollis School District and the Hollis Congregational Church. She also served for many years as an elected Supervisor of the Checklist. Jan loved her summer home on Lake Sunapee in New London, New Hampshire. A daily swim was her idea of heaven. She also enjoyed playing cards, reading, listening to music, and spending time with her many close friends. Jan’s enthusiasm, positive spirit and belief that each day is a precious gift enriched the lives of all those around her.
SERVICES: A Celebration of Life will be held at the Congregational Church, 11 Church Street, Amherst, New Hampshire, at 3:00 on Saturday, March 9th. A reception will immediately follow at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to the Friends of the Hollis Social Library, PO Box 659, Hollis, New Hampshire, 03049.