Mina Jane MacDonald, a lifelong resident of Darien, passed away Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at the age of 81. Jane, as she was known, was born in Darien to the late Donald and Gertrude (Sullivan) MacDonald.

Jane worked as a childcare professional for over 20 years, caring for the children of families throughout lower Fairfield county. She was well loved and will be fondly remembered by the members of the families she was tasked to look after. She loved children and animals, and was an avid reader. She loved to celebrate the holidays and was known to throw parties for her beloved neighbors at the Darien Senior Community housing complex.

Jane is survived by her sister, Patricia Ward, her niece, Mary Ward and her dear cousin, J.P. Kapusta. Jane was preceded in death by her daughter, Emily Vacca, and her son, Henry Vacca.

The funeral arrangements were entrusted to Bosak Funeral Home, 453 Shippan Ave., Stamford, CT 06