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July 04, 2013
I can't believe it, but I guess she's gone, and she took an era with her.


She survived with us through the Beatles, and high school, and college, and babies who went on to become grandchildren.

No matter what the situation was, no matter how crazy or how bad things seemed, Janice was always calm and was always thinking ahead with support. I can't ever recall her saying "no" to someone who needed help. She had a big heart for stray people and animals, even raggedy old cats and handicapped turtles. Janice would take everyone in without a thought or a word. She just did it. She never changed.

I have known her on many occasions over many years to sit quietly during multiple ongoing raucous conversations, only to abruptly come up with a comment that totally caught everyones' attention, usually making us all laugh out loud. She had an amazing sense of timing.

She was up for anything as long as she could be with Chryss and Michael and the family. Their welfare and interests were really the most important things to her. They gave her great joy. She was very proud of each of them.

She was a remarkable woman in her own way, appearing to be somewhat quiet and traditional on the outside, but actually quite avant-garde in her thinking and the example she set for us, thank goodness. I have never met anyone like her, and doubt I ever will. I am so grateful for the times we spent together, and already miss her terribly.
July 04, 2013
I'll miss Janice. I really enjoyed her and her stories. She obviously loved animals, big and small. Once she rescued a three legged turtle in Florida and wanted to bring her home to Vermont on a plane. The flight attendant tried to tell her "no way", but she stood right up to him and eventually got the captain involved for a good talkin' to..... Well, they ended up giving that little turtle its own seat in first class all the way, while Janice sported her infamous little grin. Anyway, that's the story I heard, and I'm stickin' to it. Fly on, Janice, you already have your wings. bear
July 01, 2013
Grandma Janice was one of the kindest and funniest ladies I have ever met. I will always remember the moments that we spent with her, whether we were visiting her in Vermont, or she was staying with us in Florham Park and in Arlington. We will miss her dearly.
Rest in peace.
July 01, 2013
Many fond memories of Janice. Her quick wit and laughter. Smiles and hugs to you all. Michele Bisson Savoy
July 01, 2013
Wishing you all peace. Mrs. Knowles was my instructor at Fanny Allen in the 70's. What a special women!
July 01, 2013
My deepest sympathy to the entire family on this loss. Janice was a strong woman devoted to family and blessed with a family that loved her beyond words. May she rest in peace and her family find comfort in their faith, family and friends. My thoughts are with you all. Linda Rosenwasser
June 30, 2013
I know comedians make many jokes about son-in-laws and mother-in-laws. Apparently, I had one in 100 million. Love, Michael
June 30, 2013
I'm sorry for your loss. May God give you and your family peace in your time of sorrow.

Ms Porter
June 30, 2013
Our condolences go out to Chryss, Mike, Erica, Nelson, and James. We have nothing but fond thoughts of her.Janice was such a kind woman to everyone who knew her. She is now with her husband and also Bouncy. Love from Linda and Al Frank and Jennifer and Heather and their husbands, Alan and Gannon
June 30, 2013
Grandma Janice was the kind of person that people took one look at and adored. It was "love at first sight" with everyone who had the opportunity to meet her. Her gentle, caring nature always shined through. She was a true (yes more than 3 generations, and yes both sides of the family) Vermonter in every sense of the word. She was a no BS kind of person and had a healthy level of skepticism. She was especially astute at spotting out phonies and frauds. She washed my white coat for me every day during my clinical rotations at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, I had the least colonized coat in the entire class I'm sure. Love you Grandma and you're in heaven with another character with the name James. God bless you, Janice "Meredith" Marilyn Wakefield Knowles, the first.
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