Janice A. Murray, 75, of Rutland, previously a 20-year resident of the former Glavin Center in Shrewsbury, passed away on Tuesday, October 31, 2023 at Saint Vincent Hospital after many challenges with her health.
Janice was predeceased by her parents, Thomas Murray and Emily (Estaphen) Warrington; as well as her Uncle Geoge and Aunt Lorraine who were very active in her life during her transition from the Glavin Center in Shrewsbury to a new friendly group home in Rutland, where she has resided for the past many years. She leaves her loving housemates, Kevin Partridge, Jeff Hayes and Joyce Rajaniemi; as well as the supportive staff of the home that cared, protected and shared her life throughout her years there.
Janice attended Saint Patrick’s Church in Rutland and participated in the Aspire Workshops at the Seven Hills Foundation for many years.
Janice was always thrilled when she was able to go out to eat and get her favorite foods, such as haddock, mashed potatoes and gravy and a Dunkin Coffee. She also had a passion for clothing and became a fashion bug, including her many sun hats that she refused to take off in the house. Janice enjoyed doing all sorts of crafts and spent many hours listening to all sorts of music.
While at her home in Rutland, one of Janice’s favorite things to do was watching all the children play at the neighboring Small Bee-ginnings Leaning Center, this made her very happy, calm and content most days. She will be missed dearly.
Friends and relatives are invited to attend a calling hour for Janice on Wednesday, November 8, 2023 from 10:00-11:00 AM at Saint Mary’s Church, 640 Main Street, Shrewsbury followed by a funeral Mass at 11:00 AM celebrating her life. Burial will follow in Notre Dame Cemetery, Worcester. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Janice’s memory to, Small Bee-ginnings Learning Center, 100 Maple Avenue, Rutland, MA 01543.