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Janice Eve Furtado 1980 - 2012
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April 16, 2017
I was just thinking about when a bunch of us went to the beach in Okinawa. We spent almost the whole day there, playing in the tide and taking pictures of the graffiti on the concrete walls. Then I realized it's almost your birthday! Thanks for dropping those memories down from heaven! Miss you girl!
July 16, 2016
We think of you often. Your life still serves not only as a beacon for many, it reminds us of how precious and fleeting it all is.

We hold you dear, always. I can still hear you singing "Soul Sister" with Charlie & Louis as we were driving around Boston. You made quite an impression. We all still remember...

How fortunate we were (and are) to have such am accepting, loving and playful soul touch our lives.

Love, Aunt Carol
July 14, 2016
It gets harder and harder...can't find words...just miss you...miss you ...miss you...always
July 01, 2016
Yes...your smile helped me to get through one more day...and I thought......
June 07, 2016
I still feel your hug...still feel it...and it keeps me going . Thank you. Rest in peace...love you
April 25, 2016
Janice, as your anniversary comes once again, we are reminded of how much we miss you & how much you touched our lives. You would be so proud, one of "your kids" (as you so lovingly called them), Zachary Otis, has followed in your footsteps, graduating with Honors from Air Force boot camp. We can't help but think you might have had a hand in his success! We all miss you & keep you & your family in our prayers. Blessed I am to have you one of my children's Angels!
April 13, 2015
Janice, Noella and I think of you all the time.we will never forget you- love you always
April 13, 2015
We carry you with us always, dear Jan.
April 13, 2015
Our Love and Prayers to Janice's family. Hope that you can smile as you think of fond memories of her. I know she has a special place in many hearts.
April 12, 2015
Not a day goes by....
April 12, 2015
I'll never forget the first time we met in the stairwell of the dorm at Malmstrom AFB. I was fresh out of tech school and new to base. You picked up on my accent and a friendship was born (though we would have been friends regahdlis). Love you and miss you Jan.
April 10, 2015
April 10, 2015
Janice,...Bonnie and I still struggle in the wake of your absence. We miss you dearly but we find solace in the fact that you are happy and you are at peace. Please give give a big hug to Bailey and QB for us until we meet again,..
April 09, 2015
Janice, I can't believe in 4 days that you will have been gone for 3 years. It still seems like a bad dream and I miss our sessions and our heart to hearts and our friendship. I am hoping that I can help veterans in the way that you did and do so in honor of you saving my life. I love and miss you my friend...
April 18, 2014
Echoing your Dad's sentiments: Never from our thoughts.

Love, Aunt Carol
April 18, 2014
happy birthday friend, thank you for helping me survive my first year of college
April 17, 2014
Happy Birthday Kiddoo! Your missed everyday, loved by your Mom and Dad and all your sisters, and never from our thoughts. Love Dad
March 29, 2014
Janice, I never met you though I am touched that a fellow USAF sf did so much good. I still struggle with barriers. I just want to thank you for creating such a ripple affect that I am able to believe at some point I too will be able to finally give back. Thank you! A real angel
August 30, 2013
Janice,
We think of you often. When we do will always smile~ You made such an impact on Noellas' life, as well as mine. Your spirit is forever with us. Love you and always will..
August 11, 2013
May Your Memory Be Eternal
June 16, 2013
Love you Angel
April 15, 2013
Janice, your therapy still helps me today
April 15, 2013
Even in your absence, your presence is felt. Missing you.
April 12, 2013
Blessings to you and your family.
February 09, 2013
It's 10 years since I last saw you and for some reason I just googled your name today and just found out this horrendous news. I'm such a better person for having known you and I am not one bit surprised to read all the awesome/selfless things you achieved. Rest in piece sweetheart x
December 25, 2012
Janice: its Christmas day and I still think of all the help and suppost you gave me at the Brockton Vet Center - I still listen to the relaxation tapes you gave me - even though I only knew you a very short time, you helped me be a better person - I will never forget your beautiful smile - life is not measured in the number of years you live, its measured in how you live those years - rest in peace my friend
December 07, 2012
My beloved daughter:
I miss you each day but still know you are around me by the little signs you still send. That little thing like the boots lying flat in the rafter falling next to me in the PEI house made me laugh and frightened Dave. That was supposed to be our trip but you let me know you made it, love you. I read how you positively touched so many and it helps me face each day and makes me more proud of your good deeds because those deeds were from your heart and soul. Your work, influence and caring love will carry on. I will share with all the picture of you I have always loved because it reveals your loving spirit at even an early age, you running down the beach for no apparent reason but for the souls love of life. Love Dad
December 06, 2012
September 28, 2012
Janice,

A few days ago I went to your tree blessing ceremony, and it was absolutely beautiful. It's funny because I couldn't help but smile at the African drums, they totally reminded me of the Lion King. I think if theres anything you taught me most it was to "hakunna mattata" or no worries...and I'll always remember that. Standing in front of the counseling center I remembered all of the advice and care you had given me. I was more than a number- more than just another patient. I can't believe that just this time last school year I had hardly met you- but you help me each and every day. I'm convinced that people walk in and out of our lives, each of them to teach us something different. I know I've said this before and not only am I sharing these sentiments with your spirit- but to your family. Thank. You.
June 25, 2012
A lot hasn't gone right these pass few weeks and with every obstacle I face I want to turn to you for advice, Jan. You would tell me what to do; you always had the right answer. I miss you more than ever. I think about you every day.
June 04, 2012
It's SO hard to believe you've been gone almost 8 weeks =( We miss you terribly...the kids especially are struggling, but try and remain positive knowing you SO wouldn't want them to be so sad. Youre impact will remain forever and there's no taking that from us, the memories are precious. We love you always and know youre watching over us..missing you~~~
May 29, 2012
Today Janice received the Pat Tillman Foundation Medallion as condolences and to mark the impact Janice had on their lives. Another beautiful tribute to a beautiful soul. We Love you. May your memory be eternal.
May 29, 2012
Today Janice received the Pat Tillman Foundation Medallion as condolences and to mark the impact Janice had on their lives. Another beautiful tribute to a beautiful soul. We Love you. May your memory be eternal.
May 07, 2012
My dear Janice...you're in a peaceful place now. There will never be anyone to replace the love I have in my heart for you. You will aways be with me and I miss you very much! You are here in my home nestled in only "janices corner of my couch" while Tula snuggled with me on the floor-it seems like yesterday but within a week it will already be a month. My love to your family and you Matt-God Bless You! Love, Lynn Mosesso(across the street).
May 06, 2012
To Janice's mother, my dear lost friend, Elaine and to her sisters. My deepest condolences, I can not imaging the depth of your grief. Janice, as a child was special, I am sure she grew to be even more so. My love to all, Joceline Hayden
April 30, 2012
To Janice's family, fiance`, and loved ones: My sincere condolences to each of you. A loss beyond words. Although serving at a separate Vet Center, I collaborated with Janice across several years doing veterans outreach activities and trainings. She was a consistent inspiration in her joy, compassion, and professionalism. As her colleague I will be always grateful for both her willingness to collaborate in serving veterans, and in her example in spurring me on to always wanting to do better. I am grateful for the gift. With prayerful wishes for each at this time and going forward--
April 29, 2012
when we were children we always would play at the pool and sing american pie by don mclean, fond memories of the girls will always be in my heart janice had a beautiful voice and when i sing that song i always picture janice in my mind and smile for the happy memories<3cousin kaitlin
April 28, 2012
As we walked through the door at the Brockton Vet Center,Janice would bounce out of her room-" my kids are here!"she would say-and greet each one with a huge hug. She would take Zachary&Cameron in together,and Elysse by herself. Occaisionally she would take me instead,if I needed to steal my children's appt,and she never minded that either! Janice had a growth chart on her office door,pencil marks with each child's name&height-she laughed as one by one they grew taller than her-"not hard to do"she would say! Date night was their favorite,however,those Friday nights Janice would have them in for pizza&a movie-the kids would cancel any plans to make sure they had their nights with her. My work scedule and Janices school scedule had made it difficult to connect recently,but I felt the kids were really missing her comfort. Just a couple weeks ago,as I scrolled through my phone for her number-hoping to at the very least leave a message-I was called away. I hung up,thinking I'd reach her later..oh how I wish I had. We didn't hear the news of Janice's passing until right after the funeral;we are going tomorrow to bring her flowers,and to say "Thank You Janice,we will cherish our time with you forever." God is priviledged to have a new leader for his Army of Angels,and my children are so very lucky to have an extra special Angel watching over them. Our prayers are with Janice's family-- Christine,Elysse,Zachary&Cameron Otis
April 27, 2012
I only met Janice once, but it was a meeting that had a big impact on my life. She made an introduction to a fellow mental health worker who was doing a yoga study and perhaps needed a yoga instructor. I became that yoga instructor and am very grateful. From that first meeting, I knew Janet was someone who made things happen and had an open, bountiful spirit. My deep condolences to her family and fiancee.
April 27, 2012
Janice, you were a beautiful soul and a beloved friend. Your influence on my life has been so great that hearing this news makes my heart break....I will never forget your great smile, your compassion and love that touched countless lives. You were truly an angel on earth. While your memory lives on in my heart, I shall miss you dearly.

My prayers and sincerest condolences to her family and loved ones.
April 26, 2012
To the Furtado family,
I knew Janice for a few short years. In those years she has made a big difference in my life physically, spiritually and most of all mentally. I'm so sad that I didn't have the chance to say goodbye! Without her I would've never made it through this last tour. She was and always will have a special place in my heart. I just wish I could have told her that personally…"Life is Short" is what she always said to me! I just wish I could have seen her after this trip; to show her how good of a job she did with me…I salute you Janice, you'll be missed from this Vet and the ones that never had the pleasure of meeting or being treated by you!!!

Bless you and your family!
April 25, 2012
To all who have left messages of condolences, attended the wake and Janice's military funeral our family would like to say: "Thank you so much." In particular I would like to thank all the friends and veterans who told me how much Janice did for them to get on a positive track and to help them adjust to returning home. We have always been proud of Janice, her service to country and service to God by working with returning veterans. Janice loved and positively touched all and we are comforted by those thoughts.
God Bless you all;
The Family
April 25, 2012
To the entire Furtado family, Our hearts are heavy with the loss of your beautiful daughter, sister, and friend. We can not find the words to convey our sadness to you all. What an amazing woman she was. She accomplished more in her brief time here than many do in an entire life. What a gift she left to all of you. May you find comfort in the days ahead in all the wonderful tributes to her life. We know we will never forget her and her beautiful smile and loving way.
You are in our thoughts and prayers daily.
April 24, 2012
i love my family so much, my heart and happy memories will always be with auntie elaine, amy,janice,tory and zoe -wonderful girls, beautiful,smart and so kind, janice will always be in my head and heart love kaitlin
April 24, 2012
We have said goodbye to an amazing woman who will always be missed. Janice did more in her short life than many of us could ever dream of achieving. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends.
I will always miss that great smile.
April 24, 2012
Matty, I am so sorry to hear about your Janice. My thoughts & prayers are with you, her sisters, her parents, & all those that knew her, & I hope you always smile when you think of her.
April 24, 2012
Elaine, Amy, Tory, Zoe and all the rest of dear Janice's family. We were so proud to learn how accomplished Janice was. She always had a smile for everyone, such a beautiful woman gone much too soon. Cousin Sarah and Kevin were deeply moved when reuniting with her cousins.Please know that we love you all and are keeping you in our prayers. We will be in touch and coming to see you soon. love, Fred and Kathi
April 23, 2012
So much to say for the lost of a good friend and a fishing pal. May God bless you.
April 23, 2012
I am sorry to hear about your loss janice aways had a smile on her face.
April 23, 2012
April 23, 2012
The sky was exceptionaly beautiful tonight I was looking up and wondering y.. Then I heard of this saddness.. The sky was opening the doors for a beautiful person.. Or it was she saying hello..
April 23, 2012
to the entire family,and what a beautiful family you are...we remember you years ago when janice was such a young girl...amy,tory zoe,elaine and russ,our hearts are heavy and we miss you all so much..be so proud,so happy to see how beautiful and how much janice acomplished in her life...our heart's and pray's are with you at this time....jane and arthur anderson...w.dennis,ma....
April 23, 2012
On the way home from Matt's house today crossing the Sagamore Bridge we saw a rainbow that spanned the entire canal...it was like Janice was smiling down on us from Heaven above. It was as beautiful as her smile <3
April 23, 2012
My thoughts and prayers to her family and friends. I met Janice at the Women's Veteran retreat and she was also my daughter's counselor at the Vet center in Brockton. She touched so many lives and will forever be in our hearts.
April 23, 2012
We are so sorry to hear about Janice. You are all in our thoughts.
April 23, 2012
Janice was true love & light every where she went. A real source of inspiration to all who were blessed by her presence. My heart felt condolences to Matt, who I had the pleasure of meeting last Fall, & to Janice's family at this very difficult time. Please Janice keep shinning your light from beyond.
April 23, 2012
im so sorry cousin elaine my condolences to you and your family. my mom and my sisters are praying for you all and thinking of you love you guys and janice will always be in our thoughts.. krissy polansi'baker" and family.
April 23, 2012
Janice did so much for my family at Brockton Vets Center. God be with her family.
April 23, 2012
My deepest sympathy to the Furtado family. Janice was a memorable student, full of life at DY, and obviously a very accomplished young lady. So sad to lose such a great person so early.
April 23, 2012
I met Janice on Orientation day at MSPP, September 2011 and we instantly hit it off. She was quirky, funny and so full of life. Over the course of my year at school with her, she proved to be a loyal and caring acquaintance, perhaps even a friend. I cannot remember a single time when I wasn't in fits of laughter around her.
It seems like it is always the amazing people who go too soon. I have lost many and miss them dearly, She will be one of them. My deepest condolences to her loved ones.
April 23, 2012
Elaine, I couldn't believe I was seeing straight when I read this. I remember the day she came to school and my phone lines lit up because she was in her work clothes. My sympathies to you and yours my friend. Pam Terra
April 23, 2012
Janice's family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers. May her memory be a blessing to all who knew and loved her. It was my honor to be one of Janice's teachers at MSPP. She was a committed student and a very hard worker. Her presence in our community was a gift to all of us. With warm regard, Edward De Vos, EdD, Assoc VP for Research, MSPP.
April 22, 2012
Janice, You will always beloved and missed! The short time I spent with you was truly a gift.I will always remember you as a ball of sunshine that could brighten anyone's day. To Dad,Elaine, and the girls I hope you can find the strength and peace you need....my heart is with you guys. We love you guys!
April 22, 2012
To Russ and Family,

My heartfelt condolences to you, Russ, and to all connected to Janice Furtado, a person about whom I have read and come to "know" through the tributes within this book. I work with her dad, Russ, and have listened to him brag as only a dad can, about Janice and her sisters. What a shock as death always is, but 32 is just unfair. May your faith uphold each of you as you deal with her absence from your physical world. Take joy in knowing that heaven has a new angel who was, no doubt, welcomed with open arms to her "homecoming" by all those family members and friends who have gone before her. Like her father, she is noted as a remarkable, caring and giving person. May peace hold you up, Russ, and know we are all feeling your hurt and pain and sending prayers of support northward for you and all yours. Peace.

Tom
April 22, 2012
Janice,It was so hard going to your wake today. You once wrote me a letter saying having me around was like having a big brother watching over me . Well I miss my little sister, But I feel like I have a sister watching over me now. Jan you are so special you touched 3 generations of my family.You will be missed but never forgotten
April 22, 2012
Elaine, Zoe, Amy, Tory and Jim, I am so very sorry for your terrible loss. I wish you strength & peace, and send all my love.
April 22, 2012
Janice is a great friend and a hero, so she should get an award in heavan. What she's done to familys to make them
come together. So she was a hero to
all familys like the maloney family.
April 22, 2012
I will always remember Janice as a wonderful human being who touch the lives of many people in many ways. She was a wonderful person to collaborate with in the care of our veterans and their families. Her loving and kind presence will always be in our hearts and memories. May we always carry forward your legacy of resilience, supporting one another, and persistence in the face of enduring challenges. I hope the poem, The Guest House, by Rumi provides comfort to your loved ones and those who loved you as it has encouraged me.
April 22, 2012
To the family of Janice,
I met Janice about a year and a half ago as a returning veteran from Iraq. I was hesitant to tell this woman i didnt know anything about my whole life story. By our 3rd session, she opened up to me about being a female in the military and told me everything she went through. From that day forward, I knew she was the only person i could tell everything and anything to and know when i walked away, i had this weight lifted and I knew she wouldnt judge me. I remember her just sitting on the couch with her shoes off with her plaid socks from Marshalls just listening to me speak about my life. Then, she'd hug me and tell me everything was going to be ok. I'm going to miss her more than anything. She was the only person I would talk to and she always will be. I still cant believe shes gone. I sit staring at her card from the Vet Center knowing I can never look at her office without my heart hurting. I miss you Janice (i still think youre related to Nelly Furtado lol the best inside joke). Rest easy. I salute you.
April 22, 2012
To the Furtado family, Matt and Friends

I met Janice about two years ago at the vet center. She was helping me with my PTSD. At first I was not sure I liked Janice. She seemed very nice but, she didn't seem to be paying much attention to what I was saying.

That all changed in a way I could not believe.

I needed a letter for an appeal and asked Janice if she could wright one for me. Janice did not hesitate. When she gave me the letter she asked me to read it to make sure I was happy with what she wrote. After reading the letter I looked up to Janice (with tears in my eye's)and told her that she new more about me than my own wife did. All those times I thought she was not listening to me was far from the truth. It was like she had gotten inside my head. At that point she became more than just a therapist, she became a friend.

It took thirty years to find a good therapist and dear friend. My heart is heavy. Thank you Janice for all your help and compassion. Rest at peace
April 22, 2012
Dear Elaine-Please accept my deepest and most heartfelt sympathy at the loss of your beautiful daughter.
April 22, 2012
I met Janice our first day of grad school. During a lunch break I was explaining to another classmate that my commute was an hour on the bus/train because I didn't have a car. Janice, without hestitation offered to pick me up and drive me home every weekend when we had school. For the next two years that's exactly what she did.

Words like kind, compassionate and caring don't seem to do her justice. She loved with her whole heart, lived to the fullest and gave back with no expectations. Being with her made you better, happier and stronger. Janice didn't know me outside of the four hours of class we'd just had before the lunch break but she knew I need help. That is a amazing legacy to leave behind and I am so honored to have met her and proud to say she was my friend.
April 22, 2012
To the family of Janice Furtado; Janice was a beautiful person and a sparkling little girl along with her sisters.she will be greatly missed by everyone.I am so sorry for your loss.her bubbling personality will always be remembered...Andrew Shapiro
April 22, 2012
Semper Fi my sister in arms. Rest In Peace
April 22, 2012
To Amy and Janice's entire family, We are so sorry for your loss.
April 21, 2012
To the Furtado family,
I feel very lucky to have met Janice and to have had her as a group leader at the returning Vets cneter. The bond between Veterans is strong, I feel like all of us (Vets) lost a sister. A sister who definately set the standard. Janice's exceptional dedication and devotion to her brothers and sisters in arms both on the battlefield and off, must make you feel so very proud of her. I thank Janice for all she has done, and I thank you for bringing such a wonderful person into this world. She may be gone, but she will not be forgotten. God bless you, and God bless Janice Eve Furtado
April 21, 2012
It's difficult to believe that after Janice poured out so much love to all the people in her life that she would have any left to give; but she did. The fortunate receiver of that love was Tula.

Janice rescued Tula when Tula was just a little puppy and then proceeded to give her incredible love and nurturing. Janice was so very devoted to providing her pup with the best life.

They shared many joyful times together and enjoyed a very special bond and love that cannot be broken.
April 21, 2012
May the angels above you watch out for your family my Little Pee Wee (as Coach Hurley would say)
Love,
Karen Hurley
April 21, 2012
Dear Furtado family,
When Coach Hurley told me of Janice's passing I was in shock. She spent many weekend days and nights at my house as well as the Soccer field. I will always remember her beautiful smile, energy, love, and compassion for other people. My heart goes out to her family and her fiance'. May she rest in peace.
Love,
Karen Hurley
April 21, 2012
My family and I had the privilege of knowing Janice and we are very saddened to hear of her passing. She was such a special person who touched so many in such a short time. She was taken way too soon. I hope she is at peace and that everyone who she touched will take comfort in the joy she brought and her unforgettable smile.
April 21, 2012
To The Furtado Family

Please accept my heartfelt sympathty for the loss of your loved one.

It was my priviledge to have been Janice's soccer coach at DY. I have always had a special place in my heart for her.

She was one of the finest young women I coached over a twenty year period. Janice always exhibited heart, spirit and courage.

It was these traits that propelled her through the defense of our country and helped her touch so many lives along the way.

May she rest in peace.
April 21, 2012
Elaine, Jim and family, we are so saddened to learn of Janice's passing. May her beautiful soul be resting in peace forever.
April 21, 2012
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
April 21, 2012
Though I did not know Janice, I know Matt from Marion FD/EMS. My prayers and thoughts go out to Janice's entire family and friends at this time. Reading some of the Guest Book entries, I can tell that Janice was loved and will be missed by all who knew her. Grief is hard but the memories of Janice will live in your hearts forever. May God Bless you all. My condolences to you all.
April 21, 2012
Rest In Paradise Janice! Shine over us like the Angel you are. Love Always
April 21, 2012
To Janice's family, Matt, and friends,
Janice's devotion to her family, Matt and friends was heartwarming and inspirational. Everyone knows how busy she was with work, school, and internship and yet she graciously and generously gave of herself and her time to her family, friends, and anyone who needed her. I believe Janice was even more dependable than the US Postal Service as her caring did not take holidays off or stopped at 5:00PM. Knowing what a loyal and devoted friend she was, I considered myself lucky she called me her friend. My heart goes out to her family, Matt, friends, and clients who so much benefited from her kindness, love and dedication. Tuesdays and Fridays will never be the same without Janice at UMD CC. I cannot say I comprehend what's happened and my heart is full of sorrow for the loss of my friend. I take comfort in knowing that God in Its infinite wisdom has chosen to call her home early and give her the eternal rest she so much deserved, and knowing that "only the good die young". May the good Lord give you all peace and comfort. Tula, I'm so sorry for your loss. Mommy loved you to pieces.
April 21, 2012
Its been a week and I still don't feel its possible for such an amazing woman to be gone. Janice and I have been in and out of touch since DY but we always seemed to reconnect and pick up right where we left off without missing a beat. I have countless memories and have always admired her drive. She truly was (and still is) an inspiration to all who came to know her. My love and prayers to her family
April 20, 2012
To Janice's Family and Loved Ones -- We at the Springfield College, School of Human Services, Boston Campus are all reeling at the news of Janice's passing. We remember her, as others, as always intellectually curious, joyful, and supportive of others. Her fellow students and faculty loved having her in class. She had so much to offer. Her life was far, far too short, but clearly lived fully and well.

We are so sorry for your profound loss.
April 20, 2012
It is always sad to lose someone so young. I did not know Janice. However, Janice played a significant role in my son in law's life recovering from a tour in Iraq. He felt she played a major role in his adjustment to civilian life. I am grateful to her for that. It is a gift to be able to affect someone's life in a positive way. Your family should be very proud. My prayers and sympathy are with your family.
April 20, 2012
I lost my voice this week due to impenetrable sadness, but I have gained it back to tell a brief story of an incredible woman.

We had the most unspeakable tragedy in our family this week. My sister Elaine's daughter, Janice Furtado died this weekend totally unexpectedly after having been admitted to the ER with a high fever. She would have turned 32 on April 17. We are all in a state of shock.

Janice was a super hero to my children having served in combat duty in the Middle East, being deployed on the rescue mission in the 2004 Indonesian tsunami, and working on her doctorate in psychology to help returning vets.

She leaves behind her incredible tribe of women - mother, Elaine Mello, sisters, Amy Furtado, Tory Furtado, and Zoe Furtado. The world would be more peaceful, more joyful, and more sincere if only all families could share the bond those 5 women do.

Not only was Janice a hero to her country, she was an inspiration to all who were blessed to have known her.

Jan, you will be missed more than words can ever describe.

Love, love Auntie Beth
April 20, 2012
Dear Elaine and Family,
I will always remember that cute, bright, smiling face in my Kindergarten class. My heart is heavy with her passing. She has done so much in such a very short time. You must be very proud.
Carol Markham
April 20, 2012
Amy, Tory, Elaine, Zoe and the entire family, My deepest sympathy to all of you at this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Lots of hugs sent your way.
Love, Sara
April 20, 2012
Russ,
I am so sorry for your loss. May God grant you and your family strength and peace during this time.
April 20, 2012
My deepest and most heartfelt sympathy at the loss of your beautiful daughter, sister and friend.
April 20, 2012
Janice I only met you twice but heard about you and got to know you through your wonderrful work with our mutual patients and their families ,and have a tremendous respect and admiration for your gifts and dedication ,Life is measured by the impact one leaves than the number of years it spans and judging by that your thumb print on our lives is as deep and wide as the eye could se.
April 20, 2012
God needed an Angel to server the veterans in heaven so he called on Janice for her service. She will be truely missed but not forgotten. You will always remain in my heart

Ray Shope
Vietnam 1968 - 1969
April 20, 2012
Elaine, Amy, Tory and Zoe,

My deepest sympathy on the loss of Janice. My sixth grade class always shone a bit brighter with Janice's
sparkle... Thinking of you all and sending love.

Kathy Koski
April 20, 2012
Janice, we are truly blessed to have known you. We will always remember your warm heart and beautiful smile. Thank you for all of your kindness and wisdom. You are truly an inspiration to everyone who knew you. You will forever be in our thoughts and prayers.
April 19, 2012
Russ & Family,

You are in our thoughts and prayers.
April 19, 2012
At the Vet Center in Brockton we were informed tonight of Jancie's passaing. We were all in shock. Janice played an important role in helping us deal with PTSD. We will never forget that smile and her positive comments - we are so thankful that she touch our lives - we love you Janice - we don't say goodbye - we say "until we meet again"
April 19, 2012
Dear Elaine,Jim,Amy,tory and Zoe...my heart breaks for you all,I am so sad and so sorry.Janice was an amazing person who touched so many lives .I loved how she called us neighbor with that beautiful friendly smile of hers,and I remember her making crab rangoon and bringing it over to us and staying to chat :)she loved her mom and her sisters so so much..to janice's dad--I am so sorry ..and to Matt,there are no words for your heartbreak,...with love and deepest sympathy to you all.....Maureen &Bob Mancinelli
April 19, 2012
Countless memories with Janice growing up... from birthday parties to girlscouts to soccer games. Janice was an amazing person that I am so grateful to have known and feel lucky we got to reconnect again not too long ago. I am so sorry for the loss to the Furtado family and the world.

With love and a heavy heart...Goodbye teammate....Goodbye dear friend.
April 19, 2012
"A Beautiful Spirit, A one of a Kind, A True Angel on Earth. Janice you will be greatly missed - touching everyone with your beautiful smile and your unconditional love.
Denise, Amber, and Curtis Davidson (Raynham MA, and Orange County CA)
April 19, 2012
I sent an angel to watch over you last night, but it came back. I asked "why?"... The angel said: "angels don't watch over angels!"
April 19, 2012
I sent an angel to watch over you last night, but it came back. I asked "why?"... The angel said: "angels don't watch over angels!"
April 19, 2012
I only met Janice a couple of times, but I knew I liked her instantly. She had a way of making everyone she talked to feel like they were the center of the universe at that moment. She was warm, caring, and an all around really good person. People like Janice are hard to come by.
I'm so sorry to hear this terrible news, and my heart goes out to her family.
It just isn't fair.
April 19, 2012
Janice, I did not know you, but my wonderful friend did, and it makes me sad to see her sad, You left this earth too soon, but will always be remembered by all the people who loves you. Rest In Peace. Sending my deepest condolences to the furtado family. The Rojas Family
April 19, 2012
Janice, We mourn your passing, but we celebrate your amazing life and the contributions to all that you have touched. Your loss is so much greater than a subtraction of one...it was a division in our hearts. But your gifts to us are so much more than a simple addition...it was a multiplication that will continue for eternity. No one can imagine the extent of your wondrous life as it ripples through out the world. Your touch is non linear...but rather a quantum wave of love, understanding and all things good.
April 19, 2012
Dear Janice - you left the world a better place than you found it. We were fortunate to have known you. Rest in peace.
April 19, 2012
To a dear Friend like your Mom and Sister you where the sweetest, kindness funniest, and the most giving person i know. You will never be forgotten for those special qualities you had. You now have your Wings and flying with the Angels. You where an Angel her and are nor Truly and ANGEL up there and i will miss you! God Bless Love Ya Mama Clark
April 19, 2012
To the family of Janice Furtado:

I would like to first say that I am very sorry for your loss.

I was a onetime client of Janice's on Friday, April 6, 2012. I am a student at UMass Dartmouth and I requested an appointment from the Counseling Center because I was going through a breakup and wanted someone unbiased to talk to aside from my friends and family. I talked to Janice about my situation and she really helped me, she said things that I needed to hear that I don't think my friends or family would've been able to say. She made me feel much better and recommended that I read a book, she said it was kind of girly and about feelings and boundaries but it might be good for me. I took her advice and immediately purchased the book. I also asked her if should try contacting my ex-girlfriend, at this point it had almost been a week since we had spoke, and she said “what do you have to lose?” I agreed and decided to call her on Easter. When I was leaving the Counseling Center she mentioned that I should come back even if I didn't need to talk about anything serious but to just drop by, say hi, when I was feeling better because no one really does that.

On Wednesday, April 18th I started and finished reading the book she recommended. It helped me look at my situation in a different perspective and I was planning on setting up another appointment to discuss the book with her, I didn't need to really talk to anyone but I figured it would be a nice way of stopping by and showing that I was feeling better.

I woke up this morning to an email from the Chancellor of UMass Dartmouth which said that Janice had passed away. I never got the chance to thank her or discuss the book she had recommended. I just wanted to let you know that Janice was helping me days after she had passed, she seemed like a very kind lady, someone who was always willing to help others, and I am appreciative for all that she had done for me. Although to you a onetime visit to a counseling center may not seem impactful to you, Janice brightened my outlook and I wish I got the chance to thank her.

Again I am sorry for your loss and wanted to let you know how even days after her passing, Janice was still helping someone.

Sincerely,

Adam J. Acorn
April 19, 2012
A beautiful person and family. I am so sorry for your loss.
April 19, 2012
I remember hanging out and watching movies on the nights I would sleep over with Zoe. Janice always had popcorn and candy and blankets for us. The entire family welcomed me as one of their own. Janice was generous, loving, and amazing- as the whole Furtado family is. "Love is a fabric which never fades, no matter how many times it is washed in the water of grief and adversity" I love you all, her memory will burn brightly.
April 19, 2012
Knowing Janice was a tremendous gift in my life for which I am very grateful. Janice and I attended MSPP together and supported each other throughout the process. She was an immensely kind person, an extraordinary therapist and advocate for veterans and their families, and one of the most giving persons I will ever know. She was such an unexpected combination of death of spirit, while still being enormously fun and free. I am deeply saddened by her sudden death and my heart goes out to her wonderful family, so many friends and Matt, whom she loved. How amazing that her young life has impacted and changed so many people's lives. She had such compassion and empathy for people and a deeply generous heart. Her example will inspire me for the rest of my life. I loved her very much and I will miss her.
April 19, 2012
Janice, you were truly a kind, caring and compassionate person that always went the extra mile and then some for all who needed your special touch. You were such a beautiful woman inside and out, your spirit blessed so many around the country and the world. It has been a great pleasure to know you and work with you. You will be deeply missed by so many.
April 19, 2012
Janice was one of the kindest and most compassionate people that I have ever met and she will be missed by so many.
April 19, 2012
God Bless
-Kyle McPherson (Fall River, MA)
April 19, 2012
I am sorry to hear this ...I remember that beautiful smiling face at Chapins on Lower County ...such a warm and friendly girl...I am sorry for you all .
Sheila Shaw (Dedham ,Mass)
April 19, 2012
Tory and Family:
I was so sorry to hear of Janice's passing. She made such a lasting impression on any person she met and accomplished so much in such a small amount of time. She has left a lasting legacy on this world and was an example of how one could live life to the fullest. Thinking of you all.
April 19, 2012
"In the night of death hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing."
God bless your heart, Janice.
Jess
April 19, 2012
"In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing."
God bless your heart, Janice.
Jess
April 18, 2012
Dear Elaine,
My deepest sympathies are extended to you and your entire family. I have not known you too long, but I have always known what a truly special mom you are and always were to your girls. I think that Janice was so lucky to have you as her mom. Reading the notes of sympathy in the guest book about your beloved Janice has left me with much admiration for her and how she touched so many lives. She is an inspiration and a true hero. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope that the love and support that you feel from your family and friends will help you.
April 18, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
April 18, 2012
I wanted to share one of my favorite Jan memory. We were station in Montana. Jan and I instantly connected from our Boston roots. Janice's smile is magnet and I was a piece of metal. I was latched on to her smile and each word she said. I remember I had "leave" to go home to Charleston, SC to see my folks. Somehow Jan talked me into letting her barrow my Jeep for a week. She used that smile on me in which I handed my keys over to her. Oh what a mistake... I return to find she had damage the bumper. Before I could get mad, she told me how it happen. The story was soooo Jan that I spent the next five minutes laughing at her adventure in which I accepted that dent as a cool tattoo for my car that read "Jan was here." I think all my B-Flight comrades would agree that Jan gave us spunk. She was so outgoing and she made sure everyone was involved. No one was ever left out. Knowing Jan is in heaven, I know that I have someone in St. Peter's ear telling him to open the gates for me. I love you Jan! You will be always my friend and have a key to my Jeep!
April 18, 2012
Jim and Elaine, please know my thoughts are with you at this terrible time. I know what you are going through, and even though I only met Janice once, the proud feelings of Jan came through in the conversations I have had with Jim. I can not offer anything but an ear when you need it. Both of you are welcome to talk when you feel you need to.
April 18, 2012
I hadn't seen Janice for several years but I remember her beautiful smile and her beautiful voice. I remember the sweet,kind young girl she was. I am so sad for the loss of this amazing woman....my heart goes out to her family and friends, keeping all of you in my prayers.
April 18, 2012
Janice was a classmate. she was joyful and full of life. To the family I offer my deepest condolences. may God bless you are in my prayers.
April 18, 2012
First and foremost I want to extend my deepest condolences to my niece Elaine, Russ, Amy, Tory, Zoe, Matt and all those dear to Janice.

The last time I saw Janice was at her grandfather's (Frederick George) funeral in 2002, my oldest twin brother.

Janices left a wonderful legacy to all the Shogry, George and Furtado families. She made this world a better place.

Love,
Aunt Jeanne Betros
April 18, 2012
Janice was generous, giving, helpful, kind, smart, brave, committed, dedicated...way too young, with so much more to do, give and be...yet she is gone. My deepest condolences to her family and Matt and friends and clients. It was a privilege to work with her and know her. ~ Rachel
April 18, 2012
To the Furtado Family and Matt,
As I scroll through and read these tributes to Janice, I realize how blessed her family and friends are to have had her in their lives. I remember most her beautiful smile and her wonderful voice. While you are unable to hold her in your arms anymore, she will forever hold on tightly to your hearts. I pray that your faith and memories get you through this difficult time. Please know how sorry we are for your loss and that we are here for you, always.
With much love,
Joe, Marion Rosenfield and Family
April 18, 2012
Zoe, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this devastating time for you all. You have been such a great support to me over the past year and if Janice had half you selfless giving spirit, I can only gather the gravity of this loss. Please accept my heartfelt condolences and my wishes for your recovery. God Bless-
April 18, 2012
Janice was a wonderful woman I came to know at the Vet Center. She helped me immensely with coping with my PTSD and other ongoing problems. She was kind caring and very knowledgeable, always knew just what to say. Thank God for people like her. My deepest sympathies to her Family and Matt. I will sadly miss her.

Bill P. USMC
April 18, 2012
Dear janice you were the reason that i started caring for myself. You made me have hope even when I was about to give up. You helped me pull meself out of a dark place I thank you for that. i will miss you God Bless!

Wilfie Alexander Iraqi Vet 06/07
April 18, 2012
Janice, even though I knew you only for a short time, you've honestly made a lasting impact on my life. I'll remember all of the things you taught me and hold them dear inside my heart.

Grace Gover
April 18, 2012
" Janice, Too young and too soon to pass and a brilliant future cut-shot. Heaven must need you more. As the light of your earthly form fades, Our family has been blessed by your efforts and you will forever be in our prayers".
Robert & Joanne Brenn, the Pistachio Cake Lady
April 18, 2012
We were very saddened to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time.
Sylvia, Della and Nancy
from Bermuda
April 18, 2012
Dear Furtado family and friends ----
I had the pleasure of working with Janice in high school, as director of 'Oklahoma'. Some kids you never forget. (She always danced like no one was watching!) It's nice to know her energy, talents and generous spitit had the chance to touch so many in so many ways. Her smile is simply unforgettable. Please accept my condolences.
April 18, 2012
When I got the call from Zoe I was certain it was to celebrate another birthday with you my dear... so many times we laughed and cried together - the two fire filled Ram's really only began this journey days apart. We played at the beach and in the band, we danced around the living room, with your sisters...we laughed and we cried and even when miles kept us apart you were always the girlfriend I could call on and no matter how many miles, or days passed it was if you were always there and we never skipped a beat. My heartaches that we can not continue to celebrate this life together, to watch eachother grow. There are no words to describe the sorrow yet we WILL easily find the ways to celebrate just the gift to the world you were. Hundreds of hugs and billions of prayers to Elaine, Amy, Zoe... Tory. I love you all like family.


She has put on invisibility.
Dear Lord, I cannot see—
But this I know, although the road
ascends
And passes from my sight,
That there will be no night;
That You will take her gently by the
hand
And lead her on
Along the road of life that never ends,
And she will find it is not death but
dawn.
I do not doubt that You are there as
here,
And You will hold her dear.

Our life did not begin with birth,
It is not of the earth;
And this that we call death, it is no
more
Than the opening and closing of a
door—
And in Your house how many rooms
must be
Beyond this one where we rest
momently.

Dear Lord, I thank You for the faith
that frees,
The love that knows it cannot lose its
own;
The love that, looking through the
shadows, sees
That You and she and I are ever one!
April 18, 2012
Prayers and love to the Furtado Family and Matt. We watched Janice grow from a child into a beautiful young woman. All the tributes from around the World speak volumes of the life Janice lived and the many lives she touched in so many ways. Janice's years were short but her life was large.All of these tributes recognize that everyone is thanking the Furtado Family for bringing and sharing this wonderful young woman with each of us. May God ease your heart pain in all the days to come. Prayers and Love to you.
April 18, 2012
Oh Dear Elaine,
My heart breaks in a million tears for you and your girls. Janice was Rachael's dearest friend and incredibly dear to me. I loved Janice. I always enjoyed seeing her and watching her grow into the dynamic, young woman she was. She made me smile; she made me laugh. Her joy and enthusiasm, her energy and smile, her beauty and soul lit up the darkest of rooms. She made the world a better place. I'll never forget Janice. I hold her in the highest of love and light. Jerry and I are very deeply saddened by this loss and we extend our deepest sympathy. A million hugs to you and Amy, Tory, and Zoe. May God's grace give all of you the strength to carry on.
Love,
Melissa Pendleton
April 18, 2012
We are so deeply saddened by Janice's passing and wish all of you comfort during this difficult time. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Janice truly was an angel on earth. She changed our lives forever with her one of a kind spunk, her love and friendship, her unwavering kindness, generosity, and compassion, and her strength to do whatever she put her mind to. If there's one person in this world we should model ourselves after it's her! She was an inspiration to all of us! It's so incredibly rare to find someone as special as her, as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside. We are all so blessed to have been a part of her journey. Janice will forever hold a special place in our hearts and we will cherish our memories of her forever. We will miss her dearly. With love and sympathy
April 18, 2012
I met Janice while stationed in Japan. She could always make you laugh even when you didn't feel like laughing. She will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the Furtado family.
April 18, 2012
Janice I am unable to say how much you ment to me and my wife Sue. You helped us bouth farmore then we can say. Out of 64 years, your inpacked on my life can only come close to my fife Sue. I am able to say this for it is thought you and Sue God on top that I live today. I think it was a honor to now you and I will noy for get you.
April 18, 2012
Elaine, Gene, James, Matt, Amy, Tori, Zoe...Janice had a amazing, happy and fulfilling life. Like Janice you are all strong people. My words can never be enough to tell how I feel. God bless you!
May her memory be eternal.
April 18, 2012
Janice, you were an agent for good in the world and I will sincerely miss you as a friend, colleague, and always as a teammate. You made us all better having simply known you, and I know that you will be held in the hearts of all you met. Thank you for being such a wonderful force in so many lives; you will be missed.
April 18, 2012
One could only hope to help as many veterans as Janice did.
Like a combat Saint. You always felt safe with her. She had this aura of ' I've been there too ' about her.
April 18, 2012
You're in my thoughts,my heart, and my prayers.Wishing you and your family strength and peace.


Sue & Bill (Taunton,MA)
April 18, 2012
What I can say for the short time I knew Janice? She was one of us. Forget? Never. James Gillon, USMC
April 18, 2012
The Monahan family are saddened to hear of the loss of Janice. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family. Wendy Monahan
April 18, 2012
My deep sympathy and prayers to the family and friends of Janice.
April 17, 2012
Janice I will miss you so much. You are the only therapist ive ever had that
Pushed me so hard. You were a counselor and friend. I will never forget you and will see you one day in. Heaven. Rest in peace my sister in arms.
April 17, 2012
Words cant express what Janice meant to me. I only met her a few months ago, but she was helping me through some of my own life challenges. She was more than just a counselor, she was an inspiration and I looked forward to every meeting with her. She will be deeply missed!
April 17, 2012
I miss and love you friend!
April 17, 2012
Janice, you have taught us so much. You always knew the right thing to say and the right time to listen. We always looked forward to seeing you and felt a million times better once we talked to you. The gifts of your time, compassion, honesty, and expertise will stay with us forever. We're honored and blessed to have known you, even though it was for a short time. We're a happier family because of you. I hope your family finds some comfort knowing the huge impact you had on our lives and the lives of so many people. You're our hero, we will never forget you! Thank you, Janice!
April 17, 2012
Russ, Elaine, Amy, Tory and Zoe:

We were shocked and saddened at the news of Janice's passing. Words just cannot express how sorry we were to hear the news. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May God give you peace and comfort. Please accept our condolences at your loss of such a beautiful and active young woman.

Ken and Bernadette Doe
April 17, 2012
Janice was a great friend and a mentor. She was always there when you needed her. I am blessed to have known her. Janice and I were stationed in Japan togther and deployed togther. Janice was in the delivery room with me when I gave birth to my oldest daughter Samantha. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and closest friends. "LOVE YOUR FACE!!"
April 17, 2012
The pain we feel is immearsureable...Janice there was a kindness about you that no one could ever replace.. She'll be loved forever...we are truly blessed to be able to say we knew you; just crushed it wasnt for long ;/ May you rest at ease...you'll NEVER be forgotten....Love Marcy, Kevin, David and Mae
April 17, 2012
The world has lost a true hero. I was stationed with Janice in Japan as well and she was always a delight. She will be truly missed. Rest in Peace Janice.
April 17, 2012
Dear Elaine and Family,
My memories of Janice are of a beautiful little girl with a song bird voice.Thank you for sharing her life as a wonderful young woman who shared her beauty and strength and touched so many lives. I am so sorry. Love, Karen Whalen
April 17, 2012
I am sorry to hear Janice's passing. I was stationed with her in Japan, and we shared some great times together. My heart and prayers go out to you during these hard times.
April 17, 2012
Dear Furtado Family and friends,
I received an email this morning notifying me of Janice's passing and kept re-reading it to make sure I read it right. I am so sorry to hear of her death - she was so very vibrant and full of life, and a little mischief, the last time I saw her. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time!
-Carolyn Mason Wholley, VA Boston Healthcare System
April 17, 2012
I'm sad to hear of Janice's passing. She was a wonderfully happy and loving soul, her optimism and smile will be missed.
My heart and prayers go out to your family and friends.R.I.P Janice
April 17, 2012
The Furtado Family and Matt: We are so very sorry for your loss. We will keep her in our prayers. Although we did not know Janice, we have known Matt for 34 years and everyone's words show what a wonderful person she was. The Bugbee Family
April 17, 2012
Love you beautiful lady. Your smile lit up the room every time you entered. I will always remember your support for my work with the vets at Quinnipiac. You taught me a great deal and I am forever grateful. As a neighbor, who could be better, "Goin to the dump, do you need me to take anything?" You and the lovely Tula visting us. I can only imagine how hard this will be for your family and Matt since it's so hard for my family and me.

Love always,
Joanne
April 17, 2012
Janice, we will miss you so much here at UMass Dartmouth. You were beautiful and such a wonderful addition to our office. Rest in peace. Our sincerest condolences to your family. Carol and Candy
April 17, 2012
To Janice's family and her partner Matt. Please accept my deepest sympathies. Janice was a friend and neighbor. She will live in our hearts forever. Days on the beach on Harding will not be the same without her. From the Robertson's
April 17, 2012
To the family of Janice, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Janice, you will truely be missed. Now it's time to spread your wings and be with the angels my friend.

J. Sheets
April 17, 2012
Janice Furtado...

None of us can believe you're gone. You were always the light in every room you entered. In fact, I had never seen your face with a frown. I'm sure you'll be the light in every room of heaven too.

I wish I would have gotten to say goodbye. I hope you're looking down right now at all the people who love you. You were an amazing role model and leader to everyone who knew you. You always knew how to make people smile. You always did the right thing.

I miss the days we worked side by side in Saudi searching vehicles together. That job sucked, but when I was posted with you we always had fun no matter what we were doing. I'm sure you lit up the VA with your magnetic personality as well.

I'll be missing you forever.

Love Your "Fweeend!",
April 17, 2012
To Dear Janice's family and Matt,
I am so sad to hear about Janice. She was a wonderful, smart and caring person and I am so glad that she was a part of my life even though for a very short time. She will be sorely missed by many, loved by many and will always bring good thoughts to all that knew her.
Sincerely,
Dennis Wiehe, USMC Vietnam Veteran
April 17, 2012
Janice,
We were so blessed to have known you. Words can not express the hurt we feel to know that you are gone. You will live in our hearts forever. I can honestly say my kids and i loved you. This world was blessed every day that you were here. You will forever be in our hearts. My prayes go out to your family and Matt.
April 17, 2012
Elaine,

What a beautiful soul. Her smile shows her beauty inside and out. My deepest condolences to you and your family.
Loretta
April 17, 2012
You will be forever missed, Janice, to say the least. You were everything to everyone that you came in contact with, and I'll cherish your memory always. Thank you for the good times and laughs you brought to us all during your short time here on Earth. We loved you so much, but God loved you more.
April 17, 2012
Janice was an amazing woman, I am so sorry to the Furtado family for their loss. I was blessed to have known her.
April 17, 2012
Elaine,
I will always remember Janice as the sweetest little girl ... all the sleep-overs, and that contageous giggle. My heart breaks for your family
April 17, 2012
Vibrant, brilliant, beautiful. Today you would be 32 years old.

Every time we watch the sun rise over Lake Superior, we will think of you.

What an inspirational powerhouse you were! How deeply you will be missed.

Your combination of intellect, compassion and drive has already achieved a lot a good in the world. Judging by the volumes of entries in your guest book thus far, your presence and personal mission to help and heal others has had a ripple-effect not only in your immediate circle, but all over the United States and the world.

It's just who you were: never concerned about personal recognition. You just did what you needed to do. Period. Your magnetic personality connected easily with people, your compassion, wisdom and insights helped them heal.

Jan, you were simultaneously down-to-earth and philosophical, delightfully playful when appropriate and serious when needed, you were a consummate professional, yet absolutely and infinitely approachable. A rare soul.

You were always learning, always searching for greater understanding and always looking for compassionate ways to bridge misunderstandings.

On a personal note, Charlie, Louis and I will be forever grateful for the sunny April day you spent with us in Boston a couple of years ago. You took time out of your busy schedule (EGADS! Fulltime work as a vet counselor and grad school!) to pick us up at the train station and spend the day with us. After a seven year hiatus, you quickly endeared yourself to your standoffish "tweenage" cousins with your easy manner, ice cream cones, warm hugs, lots of laughs and a walking tour of Boston.

On behalf of cousins Louis (13), Charlie (15) , Grandma and myself, we send our love, support and condolences from the shores of Lake Superior to Elaine, Russ, Amy, Tory, Zoe, Matt and the countless others who will forever miss your infectious laugh, benevolent heart and sweet, shining, magnetic smile.

We will carry you in our hearts always.
April 17, 2012
Janice I feel blessed to have had you in my life. You were such a kind and giving person. I will never forget all the laughs and memories we had. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
April 17, 2012
Oh Elaine and family, there are just no words. I am truly sorry and saddened by your loss.
April 17, 2012
We are deeply sorry for your loss. I wish there were words that could ease the sadness and take away the pain. Janice will be missed. Our thoughts & prayers are with you. XO
April 17, 2012
Janice is a person who is so unforgettable! Her infectious laughter and bright smile made everyone so comfortable. She was full of life and spunk! Thank you for making all those around you better with your presence - keep watch over us, would ya! xoxoxo, Kristen, Brad, and Brendan Mac
April 17, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss and this worlds loss. Janice will always be my star she was the only Va person I could trust and did so much for me. I wish my sons had the chance to meet her. Thank you Mr. and Mrs Furtado for raising the best child I have ever known. I am crushed so sorry.
Gary USMC
Semper Fi Janice
April 17, 2012
We are all so sorry for your loss of Janice. She was so special and giving to all. We feel very blessed to have known her and the family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
April 17, 2012
Janice you were a light and inspiration and you will be missed.
April 17, 2012
Jan, you were a bright shining light on the darkest day. Go rest high on that mountain. You will be missed but never forgotten...
Kelly, Molly, Matt, Kaleb and Mark Hons
April 17, 2012
We are saddened to hear of Janice's passing. She was a wonderfully happy and loving soul, her optimism and smile will be missed
April 17, 2012
THANK YOU FOR ALL OF THE HELP YOU HAVE GIVEN FELLOW WARRIORS. IT WAS PEOPLE LIKE YOU THAT HELPED GUIDE MANY OF US TRULY HOME. YOU WILL BE MISSED.
April 16, 2012
I was saddened to hear of Janice's passing. I wish to extend my condolences to her family and friends. She touched so many lives and I considered her a friend. Heaven has gained a very special angel.
Your friend
Sgt "C"
April 16, 2012
Age measured by accomplishments not years-Thanks Spence-I could not have said it better--Auntie
April 16, 2012
Janice, the world has truly lost one of the greatest people,you will be missed.
April 16, 2012
Janice, you were an amazing friend, always a bright star who made me laugh and made me smile. You will surely be missed! My thoughts and prayers go out to the Furtado family, may you find peace during this difficult time.
April 16, 2012
I will cherish all the time I spent with Janice. She was my rock. She was the perfect friend a girl could have. She was a SuperWoman, a real super hero. I will see you on the sandy beaches in heaven my friend. I love you.
April 16, 2012
Jan- I will always hold you so close to my heart. I have found myself in many moments lately, where I stop and think.."what would Janice do". It's amazing how you have touched us all. I will forever miss and love you friend. "Hugs" ten-fold. Always~Ali
To your fantastic mother and father, thank you for allowing us to share what an amazing woman you brought into our lives and this world. I think of your family daily and hope that you are doing well, I am sure she is looking over all of us with her arms holding us tight. So much love and prayer for your family right now. As Janice would always say "hugs" ~Ali
April 16, 2012
Dear Furtardo Family,
I know this time seems surreal, the lost of a loved one is very hard. Know that Janice is alive in all the people lives that she has touched. I pray that God soothes your hearts and wipes your tears.

***Many knew you as Janice but I gave you the name Cheetos, you had a large impact on my life through your words of wisdom. I thank you so much for that you will be missed and forever loved!***
April 16, 2012
I was stationed with Janice in Okinawa and deployed with her to Pakistan. She was great person, who willingly helped out her team members and was always available as a shoulder to lean on. Her optimistic attitude and positive influence will keep her memory strong for ever!
April 16, 2012
My family's thoughts and prayers are with Janice and her family and friends. I was stationed with her at Hanscom AFB, MA. She was a consummate professional, eager to do the right thing and always left a positive image in the hearts and minds of all she met. I am better person for knowing her. We are greatly sorry for you loss.
April 16, 2012
I am so sad to hear of this news.I just spoke with her on Thursday. Janice was an amazing person and has been so helpful with my son and I upon my return from deployment. My condolences to her family and friends. The world is truly missing out on a great person.
April 16, 2012
Janice-
You were an amazing friend, I will never forget you.
My heart goes out to your family.
May your beautiful soul rest in peace.
Love and miss you...
April 16, 2012
There are no words that come readily from my mind to express the terrible loss of our beloved and joyful Janice that we have all suffered. Therefore, I am setting forth the words to the hymn that we have in our church:
"Among the saints, grant now rest, O Christ, to the souls of your servants, where there shall be no pain, no sorrow, no anguished sigh, but only life that shall have no end."
April 16, 2012
Jan, we love you and miss you. You were a sister to me, a friend to John, and an "Auntie" to Jack. May you be dancing in heaven! God bless you and your family. xoxo
April 16, 2012
To the entire family. I was Janice's First Sergeant with 18 SFS at Kadena. I recall my first meeting her, her giant smile and outstanding personality immediately impressed me. She continued as an outstanding Airman and served her country proudly as a defender. I'm so encouraged by her immediate warmth to everyone and also at the same time pick and joke around. My prayers go out to all of you but please Know your sweet Janice made you and your family proud. CMSgt (Ret). USAF
April 16, 2012
Janice,
Words are hard to find when the world loses someone like you. You brightened everyone's day the moment you walked into it. Thank you for the person you were and always will be remembered as. Rest in Peace.....
April 16, 2012
To the Furtado Family:
We are incredibly sorry for your loss. Although we only knew Janice in a therapy setting, I can not express how thankful we are to have had her in our lives. She was passionate, intelligent, and had such an amazing heart. We will miss her dearly, and will never forget the positive influence she had on us.
Janice ~ I know the angels have welcomed you with open arms. We miss you.
April 16, 2012
I am a former Hanscom air force cop.
My deepest wishes go to her family.
April 16, 2012
I knew Janice only a short time and remember her for always being so upbeat and full of life. He smile could light up a room. Although she may be gone, she will never be forgotten. She has made an impression on everyone who knew her. My prayers are with you.
April 16, 2012
Dear Furtado Family,
I thank GOD for creating a such beautiful being and allowing her presence in my life. She was my mentor and my friend. She loved you all dearly. May you all find comfort in the Lord.

**I love you Janice and will miss you more than you'll ever know. Thank you for EVERYTHING.
April 16, 2012
My deepest sympathy and condolence for the entire family and all the friends absolutely devistated by this untimely loss of such a beautiful soul. I had the privilege of serving with Janice in the Air Force and I count myself among the lucky for knowing her. I am so deeply saddened.
April 16, 2012
Janice was one of the best people I've ever met. I met her through mutual friends in the Air Force. I can't even imagine the pain her family and closer friends are experiencing with her loss. The world is truly a darker place with her passing. I wish you all peace.
April 16, 2012
You have my deepest sypathy...my prayers are with you.
(Angela Dean's grandmother)
April 16, 2012
I am devestated to learn of Janice's death. She was a shining star at Mattacheese where I taught, and I still have her limerick which she presented for LACE at Tilden Arts Center memorized. I remember her riveting gymnastics presentation at one of MMS's talent shows. Please be sure to tell me when the service will be. I hope I'm on Cape. Love to you all, Deirdre Callanan: dcallanan24@comcast.net
April 16, 2012
Elaine and family, When you speak of your girls you light up like a xmas tree. Always love hearing your stories. JOAN
April 16, 2012
To the Furtado family and all Janice's friends all over Gods creation. My deepest condolences. Buy we are the lucky ones, we are all blessed to have had Janice in our life.
April 16, 2012
I remember Janice from high school, always upbeat and smiling; you couldn't help but smile when you saw her smile. My thoughts and prayers are with her family at this time.
April 16, 2012
Friend! I feel the need to still go to the airport on Friday and pick you up. I can't believe you are gone. My thoughts and prayers are with the Family.
April 16, 2012
Sorry for the Furtado family loss. I was stationed with Janice in Okinawa and deployed with her to Pakistan. She was a caring person who was willing to help anyone out. God bless her and her family.
April 16, 2012
I am so saddened to hear this terrible news. Janice was loved by all and she will be greatly missed. Sofia
April 16, 2012
Janice,
I love you and will always miss you. I can still hear your voice in my head. You were such a blessing to everyone that met you. We will meet again!
Amy Cole (Baltimore, MD)
April 16, 2012
Such an amazing person Janice was, my heart goes out to the Furtado family you are all in my thoughts and prayers!
April 16, 2012
I am truly sorry for your loss. Janice was someone you could speak about anything and she was someone who always had something to talk about. Again, my sympathies go out to the Furtado Family.
April 16, 2012
I am so very sorry for your loss. I have many wonderful memories of Janice from when we were young, and when I last saw her a year and a half ago I was struck by what a delightful, confident, kind woman she became. She will be dearly missed.
April 16, 2012
We feel so lucky we were able to spend Easter dinner with you. Janice spent some of the day braiding the girls hair as they waited in line for their turn. We had wine and shared laughs. She was a sweetheart that I just started to get to know. God Bless your family and Matthew through this difficult time. Words can not even begin to take the pain away. But hopefully with time and faith your grief will be bearable.
April 16, 2012
Deeply sorry for the families loss...even though I didn't know her that well she did leave a impact on people she came in contact with. Prayers are with you.
April 16, 2012
I met Janice when we were in pre-school at Cape Cod Tech. She was always so bubbly and friendly. Although I hadn't seen her much in the past few years, when I would run into her she hadn't changed at all. My deepest sympathies go out to her family and loved ones. She will be missed.
April 16, 2012
I am so sad and sorry for your loss. Janice was an outstanding Defender as we served together in Japan. Janice was always someone I could go to when I needed something done right the first time. God Bless
April 16, 2012
Janice, life is not going to be the same. You gave me hope when hope was lost. You open your heart and showed kindness to me. You brought back the good things of my character when I thought they did not exist anymore. You make feel I was strong enough to conquer any obstacle in my life. All you did to me was good. And I do not know if I thank you as much as you deserved. I will always be grateful to you and your family to give me the opportunity to have in my life such an angelical and unique person that influence in me to become everyday of my life a better person. I promise you that I will continue the job in me that you ones began and you will always be my inspiration. Thanks Janice from a friend that will never forget you.

Wilfredo Soto,
Boston, MA
April 16, 2012
Elaine, I'm so sorry and sad. I don't really know what else to say. Give Amy, Zoe, and Tory all my love. If there is absolutely anything I can do call me anytime. 802-922-8760. Your loving nephew, Christopher George.
April 16, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Janice was a wonderful person and will be deeply missed.
April 16, 2012
Janice was the most thoughtful person I have ever known. She was amazing in more ways that I can count. I love you Janice. I will never forget you. Thoughts and prayers go out to her family.
April 16, 2012
Janice, you had a positive affect everyone who knew you or who had the honor to have met you. You changed the lives of many veterans and their families and made each day better for all of us who knew you. You were a true hero and I will miss you. I am honored that I had a chance to know you and thank God that you lived!
April 16, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
April 16, 2012
Matt & Janice's family; I'm so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.
April 16, 2012
I am struggling with the fact that your gone. To Janice's family and co-workers..I am truly sorry for your loss. Though we only knew her for a short time her caring, loving spirit will never be forgotten. Rest at ease...please watch over us. Janice was an amazing person and will be greatly missed by my two children and our family. We love you Janice <3
April 16, 2012
Janice was a great help during my readjustment period. She was our group leader for the Iraqi group at Brockton. And also help me and my wife when had problems. I can never repay the debt I owe Janice for her kind heart and understand of vets that have constant problems dealing with life. Her incredible presence to laugh, and help us will never be forgotten God Bless you and keep you Janice.
Soldier, Counselor, and Friend
April 16, 2012
I have so many memories of Janice starting from little kids. She was always such a happy, upbeat and kind person. I don't even have any words for her family- my thoughts and prayers are sent your way
April 16, 2012
I am deeply saddened by your loss. Janice's presence alone made others happy. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
April 16, 2012
She was a total joy every day in Sophomore English class. Deepest sympathies to all of her loved ones.
--Jack Harrison
April 16, 2012
Janice not only served her country, but she continued to serve those who served after leaving the Air Force. She has been an inspiration to me and I will never forget her kind words and advice over the years. She will be missed but never forgotten.
April 16, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this extremely difficult time. My heart is broken for all that knew and loved Jan.......coffee and bagels in Maine will never be the same. Thanks for sharing your kindred soul with all those you came in contact with Jan. One love my friend
April 16, 2012
I was so sorry to hear of Janice's passing. She was a kind, caring person who will be missed by many.
April 16, 2012
I am so sad to hear of your loss, Janice was an amazing woman and I'll never forget all the good times/memories we shared. My prayers are with you.
April 16, 2012
To the Furtado Family, Matt, Janice's coworker. I am deeply saddned by this great loss. Janice and I worked together many times and I had a great amount of respect for her. She was a professional and a great supporter for veterans and their families.

She will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you in during this hard time.
April 16, 2012
To Janice's family, Matt, friends, coworkers, service members who served with Janice, and to all who knew her...we are so sorry to hear about Janice's passing. She was such a wonderful person and had a heart of gold. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this time. We can always rest assured Janice is watching over us.

I will miss you my friend...walks along the canal with the dogs won't be the same without you. Watch over us all and know how much we love you and will miss you xoxo
April 16, 2012
So sorry to hear this sad news...janice was a beautiful soul and my thoughts go out to the furtado family
April 16, 2012
Janice you were a saint and I can't even wrap my head around the fact that this happened to such a beautiful, loving and thoughtful person. My heart hurts for your entire family and anyone who was lucky enough to know you. Rest in the sweetest peace
April 16, 2012
We are so deeply sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
April 15, 2012
Thank you for your friendship. Your smile made the cold of Montana disappear.
April 15, 2012
We are very sorry for your loss...... Thought & prayers to the family... she will be deeply missed....
April 15, 2012
Janice,
This Earth was blessed every day you were here. I pray you are celebrating with the angels tonight. You will be missed by everyone who ever knew you.
April 15, 2012
Elaine, I was so sorry to hear about the passing of one of your beautiful daughters. My thoughts and prays are with you during this most difficult time.
April 15, 2012
Janice,
You were such a bright light. Your compassion and love warmed those who knew you. You were a beautiful soul and beloved friend. While your memory and example live on, I shall miss you dearly.

My prayers and sincerest condolences to her family and loved ones.
April 15, 2012
We wish to extend our deepest sympathies at this difficult time.
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