OBITUARY: Janice M. Quandt, 87

Below is an obituary from Nichols Funeral Home:

WILMINGTON, MA — Janice M. Quandt, age 87, a life-long resident of Wilmington, MA, passed away peacefully on February 11, 2021.

Janice was born on May 14, 1933 at her family home in Wilmington, MA; she was the dear daughter of the late Alexander J. and Mary A. (Hutchins) Quandt. She was raised in Wilmington and graduated Wilmington High School with the Class of 1952.

After High School, Janice, went to work in Boston for the John Hancock Insurance Company. Eventually she went on to further her education by attending the Licensed Practical Nursing Program at the Tewksbury Hospital School of Practical Nursing, graduating in 1955. After a few years, Janice, joined the Winchester Hospital Staff as a Medical Transcriber, Secretary to the Pathologists, Blood Bank, Nuclear Medicine Department and the Winchester Hospital Laboratory.

Janice took her career in a whole new direction when she entered the FAA as a secretary and worked for the Civil Rights Department. She was appointed to the Federal Women’s Program for all of New England which led her to join the Air Traffic Control Program. Janice became an air traffic controller, she worked for several airports throughout her career until she retired at the age of 65. While Janice was busy with her career she also attended classes at Harvard University in Cambridge and Northeastern University in Boston.

In her spare time, Janice enjoyed going to bingo and socializing. She made many friends throughout her life time and she looked forward to the great times they had together. Janice was kind, caring and very thoughtful; she spent much of her free time doing for others and making their lives just a little easier. Janice was a beautiful person inside and out; she will forever be missed by her family and friends.

Janice was the dear sister of Alexander E. Quandt and his wife Barbara of Londonderry, NH, Roger W. Quandt and his wife Marcella of Hampton, NH, Mary A. Rexford and her husband James of Billerica, MA, the late Kathleen C. Blackburn and Jacqueline D. Grinley. Janice was a wonderful aunt to her many nieces, nephews and their families. She is further survived by her very dear friends Fred and Marcia Murphy who were there when she needed them; she was forever grateful.

Family and friends will gather for Visiting Hours at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, MA, on Friday, February 19th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday, February 20th at 11:00 a.m. in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, MA. Interment will take place in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington, MA. Masks are required to be worn while in the Funeral Home and in Church.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Janice’s memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

Janice M. Quandt

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