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Janice R. Mugford

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Janice R. Mugford
Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister

CHELMSFORD -- Janice Ruth Mugford (Gillette), 78, of Chelmsford, passed away on Friday, November 30, 2012.

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Janice was born in Chelsea, MA on September 7, 1934 and had resided in Chelmsford since 1966. She graduated from Chelsea High School, class of 1952.

Janice is survived by her devoted husband of 57 years, Donald D. Mugford, Sr.; loving children, Karen M. Drew of Hershey, PA, Donald D. Mugford Jr., of Chelmsford, and son-in-law, Greg Drew of Hollidaysburg, PA; granddaughters, Lindsay Drew Coulter and husband, Matt of Hershey, PA, Kayla Drew of Conshohocken, PA, and Great-Grandson Chase Coulter; brother, George Gillette of NH; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Janice was pre-deceased by her parents, sisters, Phyllis Mugford, and Edith Poloian, and her beloved granddaughter, Jessica Drew of Hershey, PA.

A dedicated volunteer, Janice was former Past President of the Elks Emblem Club. She enjoyed years of service with many organizations including Nashoba Valley Technical School, numerous blood drives, Lowell General Hospital Gift Shop, and the Chelmsford Senior Center, where she ran the weekly bingo game and served as Chairman of the Ways and Means committee.

Janice was an animal lover & proud mother to her cats, Kayleigh and Little One. She was an avid fan of the New England Patriots, and enjoyed reading, bingo & card games in her spare time. She was passionate about being "Nana" to her girls and never ceased to make every moment together a special and memorable one. She took great enjoyment in sharing her love and pride for them. Most recently, she took on her most cherished role as "Great Nana Jan" to her beloved "Boopah" Chase, who is as equally in love with her.

Janice lived her life with a brightness and passion that never dimmed, and her passing will leave a void in the lives of all whom she has touched. "You are my sunshine, my only sunshine. Please don't take our sunshine away".

MUGFORD -- Visitation will be held at the BLAKE FUNERAL HOME, 24 Worthen Street, CHELMSFORD on Tuesday from 3:00 until 7:00 pm. Her Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday at 11 o'clock at the funeral home. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family appreciates donations in Janice's memory to The Jessica Drew Sunshine Memorial Fund, 2061 Berkley Way, Hummelstown PA 17036, www.jessiedrew.com or the Lowell Humane Society, 951 Broadway St., Lowell, MA 01854, lowellhumanesociety.org. Funeral Director, Paul A. Hardy, Jr. For online condolences and directions, visit BLAKEFUNERALHOME.COM.

Published in Lowell Sun on Dec. 3, 2012
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