WILMINGTON, MA — Janice E. Carbone (Chamberlain), age 75, of Wilmington, formerly of Woburn, died peacefully on April 9, 2017, with her loving husband Sal and her family at her side.
Janice was born in Boston, MA on August 26, 1941; she was the dear daughter of the late Francis and Eleanor (Sherman) Chamberlain. Janice was raised in Woburn and graduated Woburn High School with the Class of 1959, where she met the “love of her life” Salvatore Carbone and with whom she has celebrated 58 years of marriage.
Janice and Sal moved to Wilmington in 1971 where they raised a wonderful family that includes seven children, eighteen grandchildren, three step grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, four step great-grandchildren and some very special extended family members.
Janice always showered her family with unconditional love and devotion; she cherished the time she spent with her children and their families. Janice enjoyed attending birthdays, sporting events and family vacations. She cherished her role as “Grandma” and participated in every milestone of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s lives which were always important to her. Janice’s motto was “Family sticks together and will always be there for each other”.
Janice retired from Tufts Healthcare in Watertown, MA, on January 1, 2017, following more than 20 years of dedicated service to the Company; for many of those years she was an Insurance Underwriting Assistant and then an Insurance Sales Coordinator. Janice’s great work ethic as well as her wonderful “people skills” made her quite a success throughout her career.
In her spare time, Janice was always on the go; she loved to travel, go skiing with family and friends, and visit Wingaersheek Beach in Gloucester. She was a very talented seamstress who created beautiful clothes, curtains, and gifts for many of her family members.
Janice will be fondly remembered as a “one of a kind lady” she was kind, caring, and generous to everyone. She was truly a wonderful person and will forever be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Janice was the beloved wife of Salvatore Carbone, the devoted mother of Carolyn Moon and her husband Michael of Wilmington, Sal Carbone and his wife Brenda of Cranston, RI, Cindy Banda and her companion Dennis Cahill of Wilmington, Michelle Hulburt and her husband Jeff of Dracut, Sharon Carbone and her wife Aimee Finn of Methuen, Robyn Jepson and her husband Mark of Georgetown, Texas, and Brent Carbone and his wife Erica of Billerica.
Loving “Grandma” of Kyle, Kellie, and Karissa Moon, Taryn, Evan, and Danae Carbone, Eric Banda and his wife Catherine, Corey Banda, Kayla and Lexine Hulburt, Avery, Emma, and Austin Altavesta, Rachael Lesperance, Brayton, Quinn, Jack, and Addison Carbone, Step-Grandma of Shannon and Bryan Kaiser and Mark Jepson, Great-Grandma of Eric, Jake, Cameron and Shea Banda, and Matthew Runyan, and Step Great-Grandma of Brenna, Sean, Jake and Brigitte.
Janice was the dear sister of Donald Chamberlain and his wife Pauline, Marsha Kelley and her husband John and the late Diane Price all of Woburn.
Janice was the daughter-in-law of the late Peter and Anna Carbone, sister-in-law of Peter and Carol Carbone of Woburn, John Carbone of Gloucester, Dianne Carbone of Woburn, Joseph and Connie Carbone of Woburn, Anna Marie and the late James Murphy of Woburn, Robert and Diane Carbone of Woburn, and is survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Janice was also very special to Katie Cahill and Patrick Cahill.
Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62) Wilmington, on Wednesday, April 12th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 11th from 4-8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers donations in Janice’s memory may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)
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