Elsie “Jane” Hoffmann

March 26, 1933 - March 26, 2022
Elsie “Jane” Hoffmann

Elsie “Jane” Hoffmann (Abbate), 89, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away peacefully on Saturday,  March, 26, 2022. She was predeceased by her husband, Frederick Hoffmann; parents, Charles
and Melba Abbate; and sisters, Mary Ann Higgs, Josephine Cosman and Rose Abbate. Jane was born and raised in Washington, DC and graduated from Eastern High School in 1951. She later moved to Suitland, MD where she lived and eventually became caregiver to her aging  parents. In 1999 she married her husband, Frederick Hoffmann. They resided in Waldorf and White Plains, MD before moving to Williamsburg, VA in 2018. She had a long career with the federal government retiring in 1988 as Lead Secretary to the Administrator for the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Department of Agriculture. After retiring from the Federal Government, Jane worked for Holy Family Catholic Church in Hillcrest  Heights, MD using her many administrative skills to help the parish. She was a lover of animals,  bingo and anything Italian. Family will receive friends on Monday, April 4, 2022, 9 to 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 201 Saint Mary’s Ave, La Plata, MD where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at  10 a.m. Interment to follow at Washington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial  contributions may be made in her name to the Alzheimer’s Association (alz.org) or the Lewy  Body Dementia Association (lbda.org).

Bucktrout Funeral Home is handling the arrangments.


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  • March 31, 2022
    Christopher P Higgs says:
    One of My memories of My Aunt Jane, During the Xmas Eve dinners at the Home in Silver Hill, Maryland, My Aunt Jane was on of the Women always cleaning up the plates off of the dinner table after eating was done, Hears on of my fondest memories, when she always got to my area of the table to pick up my plate, she always made a funny comment on how clean my plates was and she could put it right back in the clean stacks of plates. It's because I was a big eater and I always cleaned my plate of food. That's one of my memories, cause her comments always brought laughter. Love you Lots Aunt Jane. Miss You Love Chris