OBITUARY: Janet Marie (Garipay) Urquhart, 75, Retired Wilmington Teacher & Coach

Below is an obituary from Gately Funeral Home:

TEWKSBURY, MA — Janet Marie (Garipay) Urquhart, age 75, of Tewksbury, Massachusetts and Wolefboro, New Hampshire, died on February 18, 2023 surrounded by her loving family. She had complications from battling cancer.

She was predeceased by her loving husband Edward Urquhart of Tewksbury and her brother Peter E. Garipay of Melrose, Massachustts. She is survived by her sister, Carol A. Carilli of Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, and brother Paul Garipay of Aurora, Co.

Her many nieces and nephews were a source of great joy – Michael, Mark, John, Danny, Christopher, Brian, Christine, JoAnne and Joseph.

Janet was born on January 27, 1948 and was raised in Melrose, MA on the Kiley Farm. She attended Melrose schools and was an active sports woman. Following her graduation from Plymouth State University she began a successful career in teaching and coaching at the Wilmington, MA schools. Janet was an exceptional athlete being the first woman to be inducted into the Melrose High School Athletic Hall of Fame and later into the Wilmington, MA Coaches Hall of Fame.

She was an avid golfer and skier, enjoying spending her winter months in Florida

Visiting Hours will be held on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary’s Church, Herbert St. Melrose on Thursday, March 2, 2023 at 11:00 AM. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice, 3000 West Cummings Park, Suite 5000. Woburn, MA 01801.

Janet Marie (Garipay) Urquhart

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