With heavy hearts, we say goodbye to Jane S. Hinckley (née Soldoveri), 68, who passed away peacefully on October 11, 2023 surrounded by her children and husband.
Born in 1955 in Totowa, NJ, she was the daughter of the late John L. and Grace (née Pinder) Soldoveri and dear sister of Robert Soldoveri.
Jane resided in Bryn Mawr, PA, and was the beloved wife of Richard A. Hinckley, Jr. and loving mother of Kristen, Michael, Christopher, Matthew, Megan and Step-daughter, Julia Hinckley. Jane dedicated her life to her family. She was a devoted wife and a selfless mother. She loved to spend time with her family. Jane was always very generous and compassionate, finding great joy in taking care of others – family, friends, and especially Chloe, the adorable family dog. She lived her life by the motto “Do unto others as you would want them to do unto you.”
She loved doing outdoor activities, such as skiing, biking, and tennis, with her favorites being when she was out on the water – swimming, sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding and boogie boarding. Jane did not let anything stop her, and was always ready for the next adventure. She loved to travel and was fascinated by history.
Jane had a successful academic and professional career, graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Colgate University and earning her J.D. degree from the University of Virginia. After working for Dechert, Price & Rhoads from 1980 to 1984, she moved to Cigna Corporation, where she served as Senior Legal Counsel and retired in 1997.
Jane supported and nurtured all of her children’s endeavors - never missing an athletic, artistic or academic event. She always volunteered herself to contribute to her community, first as a Girl Scout, later with the Philadelphia Art Museum, and finally as a homeroom mom for all of her children at Holy Child School.
She will be greatly missed by all those whose lives she touched. Family and friends are invited to her Viewing Thursday, October 19, 2023 6:00-8:30 PM at The Donohue Funeral Home, 3300 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA 19073 and Friday 9:00-10:00 AM at St. John Neumann Church, 380 Highland Lane, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010 followed by her Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM. Interment will take place at Washington Memorial Chapel Cemetery in Valley Forge Park. For those who cannot attend in person, the Mass will be livestreamed at: https://www.youtube.com/c/StJohnNeumannParishLivestream
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Holy Child School at Rosemont.
Friday, October 20, 2023
Washington Memorial Chapel Cemetery