Obituary of Janice O'Malley
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Janice O’Malley, passed away after losing her courageous battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis, at her home with her family by her side on Tuesday morning, March 23, 2021. She was 70 years old.
Janice was born and raised in Malden. She was one of six children born to the late Joseph and Mildred O’Malley. Janice was a 1966 graduate of Malden High School. She went on to further her education receiving her Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education from the University of Southern Maine, and her Master of Education in Special Education from Leslie College. Janice worked as a Special Education Teacher for many years. With her kind heart, soul, and infinite patience, it was the perfect job for her. She worked in Barnstable, Swampscott, Middleton, Woburn, Burlington, and Georgetown. Janice ended her career working in the Malden Public School System for over 19 years. In Malden she taught Secondary Biology and Integrated Math to her students.
Janice lived in Woburn for over 20 years before moving to Burlington. She was a hands-on and supportive mom. She encouraged her children to reach for the best. She never missed any of their events. Simply said - she was their biggest cheerleader! Her 7 grandchildren brought her so much happiness. She enjoyed reading to them, doing crafts, baby sitting and just being a part of their lives.
Janice was a woman of deep faith. She was a Eucharistic Minister at both St. Margaret’s and St. Malachy’s in Burlington. She was involved in hospital ministry at Winchester Hospital for over 25 years and was a member of a prayer group at St. Marguerite D’Youville Catholic Church in Dracut.
Janice enjoyed traveling. She took a trip to the Holy Land, Ireland, and trips to Florida to visit family. She also enjoyed vacationing on Cape Cod and Maine. Janice will be remembered for her lively spirit, outgoing personality, her deep faith, and love of her family and friends.
Janice was the loving mother of Kimberly-Anne Maguire & her husband Michael of Burlington, Jenna Lloyd & her husband Thomas of Burlington, Casie Conley & her husband Michael of Woburn, Barton Churchwell, III & his fiancée Kaitlyn Bishop of Salisbury and Nicholas James Lentine of Santa Monica, CA. Proud grandmother of Joseph, Sean & Timothy Maguire, Madison & Ava Conley and Jordan and Trey Lloyd. Sister of Joanne O’Connor & her husband Edward of Naples, FL, Raymond O’Malley & his wife Gail of Dennis Port, Kevin O’Malley and his wife Ester Trillo of Revere, Joseph O’Malley & his wife Carole of Salisbury and the late Deborah Kelly. Visiting hours will be held at the Edward V Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., BURLINGTON on Sunday, March 28th from 3-5 p.m. Funeral from the Funeral Home on Monday, March 29th at 9 a.m. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Malachy Church, in St. Veronica Parish, www.stveronicama.org, 99 Bedford St., Burlington at 10 a.m. Services will conclude with a burial in Pine Haven Cemetery, Burlington. Janice’s dying wish was to have family and friends celebrate her life by wearing bright colors to the wake and the funeral. In lieu of flowers memorials in Janice’s name may be made to Heartbeat Pregnancy Help Center, PO Box 153 Burlington Ma 01803.
Edward V. Sullivan
43 Winn Street
Burlington, MA 01803
Ph: (781) 272-0050