Janet A. (Letellier) English

August 31, 2002

English – in Woburn, Saturday, August 31st, Janet A. (Letellier), beloved wife of William English of Woburn. Devoted daughter of the late Joseph and Marion P. (Kelley) Letellier. Loving niece to many aunts and uncles. Also survived by many dear nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn on Wednesday, September 4th at 8:15 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. Anthony Church, 851 No. Main Street, Woburn at 9. Calling hours are Tuesday, September 3rd from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Janet’s memory to Health Care Dimensions Hospice, 764-A Main Street, Waltham, MA 02154 or the Visiting Nurses Association of Boston, 320 Washington Street, Brighton, MA 02135, Attn: Casey Cutheert-Allman.

OBITUARY:

Janet (Letellier) English, 45, of Woburn, an RN, passed away after a lengthy illness Saturday, August 31st at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She was the beloved wife of Bill English and the beloved daughter of the late Joseph and Marion (Kelley) Letellier.

She was a resident of Woburn her entire life and graduated from Woburn High School in 1974. She attended Mass Bay Community College, Wellesley, and graduated in 1976 with an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts. She further continued her education At Somerville Hospital School of Nursing and graduated in 1982 with a Nursing Diploma. She further pursued nursing and graduated from Salem State College in 1994 with a BSN and was the recipient of the Faculty Excellence Award.

She had worked for Winchester Hospital, the former Choate Memorial Hospital in Woburn, and Staff Builders Health Care Service in Boston. Since 1985 she has worked for Boston Visiting Nurses Association and held several positions including Staff Nurse, Liaison Nurse at MGH/Spaulding Rehab; Liaison Nurse to Assistant AIDS Nurse Coordinator; Manager Patient Services; Manager, HIV/IV Program Manager; and Community Health Nurse II – Liaison.

Janet was a member of the Mass. Nursing Assoc. and was actively involved with the AIDS Action Committee. She was considered an expert in her field advocating for AIDS patients and their care in the community. She wrote the grant that enabled AIDS patients to receive ongoing care at home and she was also a guest speaker at several functions as an advocate for AIDS patients.

She had many interests including skiing at her winter home in Vermont, boating, and traveling the globe. One of her favorite spots was the British Virgin Islands.

Janet cherished her relationships with her friends and her favorite comment was, “You have to be a friend, to have a friend.”

In addition to her loving husband Bill, Janet is survived by her mother-in-law Marion, sisters in-law, brothers in-law, several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, godchildren and many loving friends.

A Funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, Wednesday September 4th at 8:15a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony Church, 851 No, Main Street, Woburn, at 9. Calling hours Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Janet’s memory to Health Care Dimensions Hospice, 764-A main Street, Waltham, MA 02154 or the Visiting Nurses Association of Boston, 320 Washington Street, Suite 200, Brighton, MA 02135, attn: Casey Cutheert-Allman.

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  1. I am proud to have known Janet and will never forget her humor,spirit and how much she cherished her friendships. My heart goes out to Bill and her many, many friends who will miss her dearly, as I will.

    Rich Salvati

  2. Michael Wood
    I am a home-health aide with the Visiting Nurse of Boston and now I work as a the Weekend HHA Coordinator, I was deeply saddend to hear about about your loss, Janet will be greatly
    missed, I had worked with her with a few patients and she was a great nurse and person to work with.
    My prayers are with all of you and again I am sorry to hear about your lost.

  3. Janet was a kind, carng individual. When she found out my sister had been diagnosed with cancer, she was supportive and caring. She was in terrible pain, but still reached out to me. When I called her, her first words- How is your sister? She was a well respected colleaque who I had the priviledge of working with. Her death is a loss to so many and she will be missed. My heart goes out to Bill, her family and friends.
    Irene Carmen

  4. Jay Tropea and Daniel Mescall.
    Our deepest sympathies to Bill. We will always hold Janet in our hearts, for her many kindnesses and the simply beauty of her friendship.

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