Janice M. Doherty

April 11, 2020

Janice M. Doherty

Janice M. Doherty – of Chelmsford, formerly of Woburn, died peacefully April 11th, at the age of 67. The beloved daughter of the late William and Elizabeth (Healey) Doherty. Cherished sister of  Thomas W. Doherty and his wife Virginia of Westford, Elizabeth A. Harper and her late husband Geoffrey W. Harper formerly of Woburn, William A. Doherty of Woburn and the late Dennis Doherty. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.  Janice loved to crochet, play bingo and tell jokes to all.  Although she did not have children of her own, she loved her nieces and nephews a great deal and never missed an opportunity to send a card to let them know. She was a dedicated employee of The Marriott Hotel in Burlington until the time of  her retirement. The family would like to thank the dedicated staff at Palm Manor Nursing Home, who selflessly cared for her and her family. Due to the current situation we are experiencing with the Corona Virus, arrangements are private and under the direction of the Lynch – Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn.

Janice M. Doherty – of Chelmsford, formerly of Woburn, died peacefully, April 11th, at the age of 67. The beloved daughter of the late William and Elizabeth (Healey) Doherty. Cherished sister of  Thomas W. Doherty and his wife Virginia of Westford, Elizabeth A. Harper and her late husband Geoffrey W. Harper formerly of Woburn, William A. Doherty of Woburn and the late Dennis Doherty. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.  Janice loved to crochet, play bingo and tell jokes to all.  Although she did not have children of her own, she loved her nieces and nephews a great deal and never missed an opportunity to send a card to let them know. She was a dedicated employee of The Marriott Hotel in Burlington until the time of  her retirement. The family would like to thank the dedicated staff at Palm Manor Nursing Home, who selflessly cared for her and her family.

Due to the current situation we are experiencing with the Corona Virus, arrangements are private and under the direction of the Lynch – Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn.

Due to the current situation we are experiencing with the Corona Virus, arrangements are private and under the direction of the Lynch – Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn.

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  1. Sending my prayers and condolences to the Doherty family during this difficult time. Losing two siblings within weeks apart is heartbreaking. I am sure Janice and her brother are reunited with their mom and dad. I worked with Janice for over 30 years in the Burlington Marriott. She loved her job and loved being part of the banquet crew. She kept us all on our toes! She had lots of sayings we will never forget. You didn’t want to be in her way when she was busy! She had two sayings…”Move it or Loose it” and “I am busy I have work to do” Janice had a heart of gold and always wanted to be part of everything we did. I will never forget Janice she was a special lady. Rest in peace! We will never forget you….Patty Anderson

  2. Renelle Pimental

    You will be missed Janice. I was blessed to have known you. I will always remember you and Bill at our Christmas parties laughing and carrying on. My condolences to your whole family. Take very good care of each other now! Have so much fun together!

  3. Stephanie "Miss Steff" Reynoso

    My condolences to the Doherty family. You were so blessed to have her. I just wanted to let you know how much she loved you and how proud she was of her nieces and nephews. I worked with Janice at the Marriott and she was a great co-worker. Always so very helpful, always made our workplace a better place to be with a kind word or a joke, NEVER spoke ill of anyone, and could always find much needed supplies that no one else could seem to locate! I loved working with her and thankful for that time. We had a lot to learn from her. Praying for you all, that you feel God’s comfort at this sad time.

  4. cienzie v Linscott (Virginia) #109

    Janice was a good Friend of mine , we lived together in Chelmsford and just so have we ended up being neighbors in North Chelmsford , We always checked on each other and we went to the same Center together, We would play bingo , watch Tv, and play other games .. She showed me how to take the bus.. I gonna Miss my Good Friend … RIP my Beautiful Angel . I Love you VirginiaLinscott #109 Kisses

  5. Aunt Janice,

    I will miss your laugh and the good times we had as a family when I was a child. You always had such a fun time telling stories of working at the Burlington Marriott and how you loved your work family. You always had a good laugh and positive outlook on life. I hope you enjoyed your life and know our thoughts are with you.

    Cary Pickett & Family

  6. Janice you will always be in my prayers. I remeber you moving in next to me and i helped you set up your apartment for Christmas.You always spoke to everyone that you came in contact with inside our apartment building, on the bus,you never ever went by my place with out speaking to me or if the door was open came in to want to chat or ask a question or show me your lastest crochet project. Janice i know that you are in the hands ofGod and the angels and they will hold you close amnd you will show them your ever ending happiness and love for life. May you now rest in peace. To your family you have many fond and loving memories to cherish of Janice. May you find comfort in them forever. I only knew her as my neighbor and friend for a short time but i will never forget her smile and how much she loved this world and her family. God Bless you Janice!!!

  7. Janice – I will miss your impish grin and sense of humor .. you could always put a smile on our faces with your quick wit and sweet, loving nature. You will be missed by many. My sympathy and condolences to your family and friends.
    Tracy Fagan

  8. I worked with Janice at the Burlington Marriott many years ago. As I read Diane, (my wife’s post), it reminded me not only of Janice’s loving ways but also her sharp wit and the fact that it could be “her way or the highway”. Janice ruled the Burlington Marriott banquet aisle. When I heard the sad news the first thought that came to be was Janice coming down the banquet aisle saying “move it or loose it”. And she meant it! Janice could be a force of nature as well as a loving and caring person. Everyone in our family either met, worked with, or knew Janice through our stories. She was the definition of one of a kind! Rest in peace Janice.
    Jim McKinley

  9. Diane Gillespie

    I worked with Janice at the Burlington Marriott for over 30 years. I was so sad to hear of her passing. When I think of Janice it conjours up so many memories. Her almost childlike joy when she would give all of her co-workers a Christmas card, have Christmas music playing LOUD in the “silver room”/ her room. Janice would always ask, “how is your family”. She would get to know many members of my family. They were so saddened to hear the news. Janice just wanted to belong and to be loved. May our takeaway of how Janice tried to live by taking a minute to listen and love. May the angels guide you home to be reunited with your beloved Mom and Dad.
    Lovingly your friend and co-worker Diane Gillespie

  10. Thomas Doherty

    Aunt Janice,
    We are constantly retaught the lesson of life. We always think we will have more time to catch up with those we love, until we do not. Fondest memories of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Sunday dinners, Christmas shows at the base of the stairs, apple and rhubarbs pies, watching TV while playing hooky, playing Donkey Kong and Zaxxon on your Coleco vision, going to see The Empire Strikes back together with one of those super large Hersey bars, camping at Curlew pond, and playing Monopoly on the front porch are but a few of times that I will always remember. One of the few people allowed to call me anything but Tom and the only one that consistently referred to me as Ty or Tyrant. You had a consistently different view of life than any of us could with desire to love and be loved.
    We are all taught one last lesson in life. We always think we will never again have time to catch up with those we loved, until we do. May you find the tranquility and love in death that often evades us in life. Tell Grammy, Gramps, and of course Dennis hello.

    Until you and I do, rest in peace.
    Ty, Adriana, Adriana, Samantha, Valerie, Tommy

  11. Noreen Slocomb

    This is the time we all wish we could be together to support each other. Janice was a loving cousin who enjoyed being part of our lives. She will be missed.

  12. How sad we were to hear of Janice’s passing. I have fond memories of Janice that date back to Aunt Bettie and Uncle Geoff’s old brown house in Billerica. Janice always had a smile and a joke to share. Her kindness was well known. We are especially sad to learn that it was COVID-19 that took her; such a tragedy on a global scale. Sending love to the whole family, Susan, Lindsey and Toby Nelson.

  13. Jane Cunningham

    Our thoughts are with you all during this sudden time of Janice’s passing.
    She was a very caring woman and I enjoyed her jokes. My Aunt’s sister and a loving presence throughout my life. I saw her at many family gatherings and holiday celebrations over the years. We light a candle for her in the evenings here now. It brings us light and solace. Peace be with you during this time and always. Love from Jane and the Cunningham family.

  14. Elizabeth Harper

    Janice… We have been more than close for the last 20 years. Rarely a moment when all was calm between us. Life was never dull, always a surprise and a challenge. You kept us all on our toes. But love conquers all and we will miss you! I am so happy that a special nurse put on all her PPE clothing an gave us a face time call to say good by.

  15. I worked with Janice at the Marriott. She was a loving soul. I remember even after I left she knitted my first born son a blanket. Condolences to the family

  16. Janice was a sweet soul who always had a smile on her face. She would talk about what she’s going to do next. May she Rest In Peace with our Savior Jesus Christ.

  17. My condolences to Doherty family on the passing of Janice. May you all find peace as she is now with God and loved ones in heaven.🌹

  18. We will all miss Aunt Janice. Growing up she was always a part of our family vacations and sightseeing. She never forgot a birthday and she always sent a card, even well into my adulthood. As children, she always found a way to get us a present as well. During her long employment at Mariott, she aided greatly in helping my wife Jen and I set up our wedding there. Since we moved to another part of the country we saw Aunt Janice less than before, we have many, many memories. She has always been there and its very strange to think of her no longer with us. I can still clearly see and hear her in my mind. Rest easy Aunt Janice. Love, the Keith Harper family. Keith, Jen, Grant, Natalie, Troy, and Leah.

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