Janice (Ward) Cortes

Janice (Ward) Cortes, 74, of Rockville, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at Rockville General Hospital.

Born in Wellington, Maine, the daughter of the late Archie and Mildred Ward, she lived in Maine and Hartford before moving to Rockville 45 years ago. She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend who enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Janice enjoyed bird watching and crossword puzzles.

She is survived by her beloved children, James Cortes and his wife, Jackie, of Rockville, Bonnie Cortes of Rockville, Jeff Cortes of Rockville, Laurie Wylie and her husband, David, of Vernon, and Tammie Wyse and her husband, John, of Enfield; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Beatrice Bess of Skowhegan, Maine; and many nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by five siblings.

Her family will receive friends for calling hours from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, at the Ladd-Turkington & Carmon Funeral Home, 551 Talcottville Road (Route 83), Vernon, followed by a funeral service beginning at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Grove Hill Cemetery, Rockville.

Memorial donations in Janice's memory may be made to a .

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Funeral Home

Ladd-Turkington & Carmon Funeral Home
551 Talcottville Road Vernon, CT 06066
(860) 875-3536

Published in Journal Inquirer from Sept. 21 to Sept. 25, 2013