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Updated: 11/20/2013 08:00:03AM

Mary Jane Meagher

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Mary “Jane” Meagher, 91, of Punta Gorda, Fla., passed away Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013.

She was born June 22, 1922, in Buffalo, N.Y., to Joseph J. and Bertha Lang.

Jane moved from Torremolinos, Spain, to this area in 1974, and became a charter resident at Emerald Pointe. Her first husband, Bill Clifford, worked as a cameraman in the movie industry and introduced her to a lifelong career with 20th Century Fox, where she was an accountant. She married her second husband, Gordon Meagher, in 1967, and together they enjoyed traveling the world and living abroad. Jane was an accomplished artist, an avid reader and truly enjoyed life. Locally, she volunteered with the Chamber of Commerce and the American Legion.

She is survived by her nephews, David (Lynn) Lang, John (Nancy) Lang, Jeffrey (Kathleen Fuller) Lang and Peter (Sondra) Lang; as well as extended family and friends. Jane was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon, in 1989.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date in New York. The family has requested donations in memory of Jane be made to Tidewell Hospice at Please visit to leave the family condolences and to sign the online guestbook.

Arrangements are by Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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