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AMHERST - Janet M. Fleury passed away peacefully Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, surrounded by her family and friends.
She was born July 6, 1927, in Holyoke. She was the daughter of the late Helen (Breor) and Chester A. Smith of Hadley.
Janet grew up in Hadley and attended the Hadley schools. She graduated from Northampton Commercial College.
She was employed for many years as a secretary at the University of Massachusetts and Amherst Regional High School. She lived in Amherst for many years with her husband of 53 years, Horace (Leo) Fleury.
She was predeceased by her parents, brother Robert and her son Charles.
Janet is survived by her husband, Horace (Leo) Fleury of Amherst; her daughter Lori and son-in-law William Saylor of Hadley; her son Timothy Fleury and daughter-in-law Patricia Halpin of Sunapee, N.H., and daughter-in-law Maria Fleury of Jacksonville, Fla.; her grandchildren Connor and Ryan Fleury of Sunapee, N.H., Jonathan, Gina and Frank Fleury of Jacksonville, Fla., and Ember Russell of Austin, Texas.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 10 a.m. in St. Brigid's Church in Amherst with burial following in Old Hadley Cemetery.
Calling hours will be held at Douglass Funeral Home in Amherst on Monday, Dec. 3, from 4 to 7 p.m.
The family wishes to thank Janet's loving caregivers of many years, Bonnie and Stephanie Dutcher and the wonderful staff at the Center for Extended Care at Amherst who cared for her during the final months of her life.
Obituary and register at www.douglassfuneral.com.
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Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette from Dec. 1 to Dec. 3, 2012