Jane M. Pearce, who served on the boards of several organizations, died Tuesday in Oxford Village at Canterbury Woods, Amherst. She was 88.
Born Jane Seeman in Buffalo, she was a graduate of Holy Angels High School and Skidmore College.
Mrs. Pearce served on the boards of Bristol Home, the SPCA and Skidmore College Alumni Association. She was known as a fiercely independent woman with a sharp mind and generous spirit.
She loved animals and enjoyed gardening, golfing and tennis; she excelled at crossword puzzles.
Mrs. Pearce had traveled the world with her husband, Howard W., who died in 1985.
She was a member of Country Club of Buffalo, as well as the Saturn, Buffalo and Garret clubs.
Survivors include three sons, Bill and Tom Lucas, and Frederick William.
A memorial Mass will be offered at 11 a.m. May 15 in St. Joseph University Catholic Church, 3269 Main St.