November 8, 1944 - October 26, 2021
PRINCETON - Jane C. Sargent, MD, Professor of Neurology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, died on October 26, 2021 at the age of 76 after a brief (non-COVID) illness. She was renowned as a neurologist, outstanding both as a teacher and clinician, and a loving mother of two daughters. Dr. Sargent, a longtime resident of Princeton, Massachusetts, was born in Brevard County, Florida, on November 8, 1944. She attended Greenwich Academy and graduated from The Shipley School in Bryn Mawr, PA, then attended Radcliffe College for a time. At one point, she attended four colleges concurrently to gain the prerequisites required for medical school. She attended Hahnemann University College of Medicine (now Drexel University College of Medicine), receiving her medical degree in 1974. After her internship, she completed her residency in Neurology at the Mayo Clinic. After her residency, Dr. Sargent joined UMASS. As Professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Dr. Sargent specialized in Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology. She trained countless neurology residents in her over forty years at UMASS. In recent years, she studied Spanish in order to communicate more effectively with some of her patients. As a result, she purchased a second home in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. Dr. Sargent was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Irvin Cummin and Katharine Hewitt Cummin of Villanova, PA, and her daughters, writer Alexandra Sargent-Colburn and painter Caroline Augusta Sargent. She is survived by her grandson, Alexander Wheeler Hale as well as her sisters, Ann Brown, Dana Cummin, and Ellen Cousins. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dr.Sargent's name may be made to the Gary Sinise Foundation, P.O. Box 368, Woodland Hills, CA 91365, https://www.garysinisefoundation.org/donate/ or to The Fernside Residence at McLean Hospital in Princeton, to honor the many years that Dr. Sargent worked to help physicians and others to overcome addiction: Gifts may be made online at https://givemclean.partners.org/ or mailed to Mclean Hospital, 115 Mill street, Mail stop 126, Belmont, MA 02478-1064. Please indicate that this gift is in memory of Dr. Jane Sargent for the benefit of Fernside. Memorial services will be held in Massachusetts after the pandemic has passed. Arrangements are under the care of the Miles Funeral Home, 1158 Main Street, Holden. To share a memory or offer an online condolence, please visit our "Tribute Wall" on this page.
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