OBITUARY: Louise “Janice” (Kelly) Perry, 77

Below is an obituary from Nichols Funeral Home:

WILMINGTON, MA — Louise “Janice” (Kelly) Perry, age 77, of Wilmington and Lowell, passed away on July 16, 2021, with her loving family by her side.

Janice was born on January 4, 1944, in Somerville, MA; she was the cherished daughter of late Louise J. (Brisbois) Kelly. Janice was raised in Somerville before moving to Wilmington where she attended Wilmington High School.

Janice went to work as a waitress for a few different restaurants before she started her forty-year career at the Lo Kai Restaurant. As the head waitress, Janice knew everyone; her charming personality made her an asset to the restaurant. Janice loved to see new customers and “regulars.” After more than forty years of dedicated service, she took a new career path working for various telecommunications and security companies.

Family was most important to Janice; she was a devoted and loving mother to her six children, Thomas, Michael, David, Sharon, Paula, and Priscilla. When they were young, Janice would pack them all into the station wagon and head to the beach. Holidays were special for Janice, and she always made Christmas most joyous.

When the kids grew up and were married, she inherited her three favorite sons-in-law, Nick, Jeff, and Paul as well as her two daughters-in-law, Suzanne and Maryann. Janice was so excited to become “Grammy Janny” to thirteen grandchildren with whom she shared a special bond. She was most happy when she was able to get everyone together.

Janice also looked forward to spending time with her aunts, cousins, and friends whom she also shared a special bond. Sundays were for playing cards with the “girls”. They shared wonderful memories of card games and many laughs. Janice also enjoyed many trips to the casino with her family and friends.

Janice will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, sister, cousin, and friend to many. She will be greatly missed.

Janice was the beloved wife of the late Theodore C. Perry, Jr., devoted mother of Michael E. Allen & his wife Suzanne of Lowell, David E. Allen & his wife Maryann of Weston, CT, Sharon E. Spanos & her husband Nicholas of Lowell, Paula E. Baker & her husband Jeffrey of Wilmington, Priscilla E. Giroux & her husband Paul of Bellingham and the late Thomas E. Allen, Jr., loving “Grammy Jan” of Nicky Spanos, Thomas Leung, Alec Leung, Andrew Baker, Kevin Allen, Christopher Allen, Andrew Spanos, Brianna Leung, Ruthie Baker, Helena Spanos, Vincent Giroux, Timothy Allen and Emma Allen, sister of George P. Kelly, Jr. & his wife Patty of Lynn. Janice is also survived by her loving companion Daniel Carroll, her special caretaker Kathy Marchand as well as many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Family and friends will gather for Visitation at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Thursday, July 22 nd from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. immediately followed by a Funeral Service at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.

Memorial donations in Janice’s name may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 or to Shriner’s Hospitals for Children – Boston, Attn: Development Office, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114.

Louise “Janice” (Kelly) Perry

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