Death Cafe profile for Jane Ford

Location: United States

About Jane Ford:

The subject of death has interested me since childhood when my father died in 1955.  In my family we were never allowed to talk about death and dying So pain was buried deep.  In 1970, I discovered Elisabeth Kubler-Ross's book "On Death and Dying" and this led me on a path that I have been following since.

What brings you to Death Cafe?

 I attended my first Death Cafe while wintering in Tucson in 2014 and it was so inspirational.  Since 1917, I have been facilitating Death Cafes in Massachusetts, both in person and on ZOOM.

What would you like your legacy to be?

I would like to be remembered as a woman who helped people find joy in all aspects of life.

Thoughts for sharing:

"When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight."


Khalil Gibran

Jane Ford's posts on the Death Cafe website

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Chatham MA

Posted by Jane Ford on Sept. 12, 2023, 9:24 a.m.

With Kathy Budreski and Janae Ford

Sept. 26, 2023, 1.00 p.m. - 2.30 p.m. (Eastern)


Kathy and Jane are friends who have had an interest in death since childhood when their young friend died in the fourth grade and Jane's father died when she ...

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Kingston MA

Posted by Jane Ford on Sept. 4, 2023, 12:08 p.m.

With Jane Ford

Sept. 16, 2023, 10.00 a.m. - 11.30 a.m. (Eastern)


Jane loves spending time with folks who are interested in coming together to talk informally about death, dying, and enjoying coffee and treats! She especially enjoys being with people who ...

Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Kingston

Posted by Jane Ford on Jan. 9, 2020, 11:29 a.m.

The next meeting of the Kingston Death Cafe is scheduled for Saturday, January 25, 2020 From 10:00 AM until noon. It will be held at Beal House, 222 Main Street, Kingston, MA 02364.

Death Cafe: Death Cafe Kingston

Posted by Jane Ford on Oct. 14, 2019, 10:14 a.m.

With Jane Ford and Chris Sparich

Nov. 8, 2019, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (Eastern)