March 3, 1955 ~ January 17, 2022

Born in: Wareham, MA
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Jane (Delano) Pimenta, 66, of Asheville, died Monday, January 17, 2022 at Care Partners Hospice in Asheville.

Born in Wareham, MA, she was the wife of Benjamin Pimenta of Asheville, and the daughter of Ralph Delano of Rabun Gap, GA and the late Norma Jane (Pierce) Delano.

Jane enjoyed sailing, and spending time at the beach and with her family.

In addition to her husband of 41 years and her father, she is survived by a son and daughter, Evan and Elise Pimenta of Asheville; a sister, Linda Hendrickson and her husband Rob of Marion, MA; and her three cats: Pixie, Felicia, and BoBo.

Jane’s family is blessed for the prayers and thoughts that have come their way.

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.

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  1. Sweet Elise, You guys are in our thoughts and prayers. Your mom was such a sweet lady. I know its going to be hard and different without her. Just know that we are all here for you if you need anything at all. We love you guys. Pam and Ken

  2. My mother’s favorite book was Lord of the Rings. Here’s a quote from Gandalf that seems very appropriate for the occasion.

    “No, the journey doesn’t end here. Death is just another path, one that we all must take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass, and then you see it. White shores, and beyond, a far green country under a swift sunrise.”

  3. I only got to meet her once but she was an amazing person and her family supported me during my darkest times. I can never thank them enough for that. She fought cancer bravely and with grace, she will be deeply missed by many.

  4. Jane was my supervisor at New Vistas. She was fair and always led with her heart. Jane was the best supervisor of my career and a dear friend. She loved her family beyond measure. Thank you for everything sweet Janie.

  5. Ben and family, I am so sorry to hear of Jane’s passing and your loss. I will always remember Jane’s rye sense of humor and the many laughs we had as work colleagues, at Blue Ridge Center. And our shared love of linguica pizza!
    I hope you find peace and love in her memory.

  6. Ben and family,
    I was so sorry to hear about Jane. Although I didn’t see her often when I did she was always talking about her family. She was so proud of you all. She was a wonderful lady who was loved by all who knew her. May God wrap his arms around all of you and give you peace. Cherish your memories.


  7. There are so many emotions. Jane was a beautiful soul. We had so many adventures white water rafting, hiking, going to swimming holes, hiking in the woods with lots laughter. We were a tight knit team at Blue Ridge Center. She was a coworker, supervisor and friend who loved life, Ben, Elise and Evan.
    She lived a good life with lots love and made sure that her friends and family knew how much she loved them. All that knew her will remember her fondly. To her family she is a permanent part of who you are and you carry a piece of her love always.


  8. I always enjoyed conversations with Jane. She had some of the best stories, always had great words of encouragement, and always seems to know just what to say. She cared so much about others. I was blessed to have known her, and fortunate to have learned so much from her.

  9. Jane was an amazing woman, friend and mentor who taught me so much, not only about work but about life. Kind & generous, but knew when to draw the line. A leader, wonderful photographer of nature, loved her family & friends dearly. She will be deeply missed. Much love to her devoted family.

  10. Jane was an amazing woman, friend and mentor who taught me so much, not only about work but about life. Kind & generous, but knew when to draw the line. A leader, wonderful photographer of nature, she loved her family & friends dearly. She is deeply missed. Much love to her devoted family. She touched & helped so many.

  11. Ben, my deepest condolences to you and your family. Your sweet Jane will be forever with you all, in sweet memories and in the love she shared.


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