Janet Arcieri
1937 - 2020
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Janet M. Arcieri, 83

Webster - Janet M. "Jan" (Marois) Arcieri, 83, died Thursday, September 24, 2020.

She leaves her husband of 57 years, Ronald V. "Ron" Arcieri; 4 children, Paul R. Arcieri of Webster, Maria E. Arcieri and her spouse Linda M. Monroe of Beverly, Anita J. Bugan and her fiancé Jim Lambert of Dudley, and Marc P. Arcieri and his partner Heidi Chatfield of Woodstock, CT. Jan was the proud grandmother of 7 grandchildren, Janelle, Marla and Jillian Arcieri, Jocelyn, Leah and Jack Bugan, Oliver Arcieri and a great grandchild, Myles Lamica. Additionally she leaves a brother, Roger Marois of New Jersey and was predeceased by 3 sisters, Claire Vigeant, Suzanne Marois and Irene Smith. She also leaves many nieces, nephews and cherished friends.

Jan was born on March 29, 1937 at the family home in Worcester, the daughter of George and Eva (Boucher) Marois. She graduated from the former Ascension High School in Worcester in 1955. She went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts Degree in both social work and music from Anna Maria College in Paxton in 1959. She completed further studies at Fordham University in Manhattanville, NY.

Jan was a social worker at Tri-Valley Elder Services in Southbridge and later became the co-director, along with her husband Ron, of the Family Life Office for the Diocese of Worcester, before retiring in 2002. In addition to offering spiritual direction in her home for many years, Jan was involved in several other groups, including RCIA, WOW (Women of Wisdom) and the Prayer Shawl Ministry. The Prayer Shawl Ministry was near and dear to Jan's heart because of the comfort the shawls brought to those whose need was greatest.

She was a foundational member of Saint Louis Church and a lector there. Her involvement also included teaching religious education classes at the parish for many years. On the diocesan level, she was a member of the Diaconate Selection Committee. An accomplished musician, she was a concert pianist in her earlier years. She received the Joan of Arc award from Anna Maria College.

Her funeral will be held on Monday, September 28, with a Mass at 11:00 AM in Saint Louis Church, 14 Lake Street (please meet at church). Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. Guidelines regarding Covid 19 will be observed and everyone is asked to wear a face mask. Donations in her name may be made to either Catholic Charities, 10 Hammond Street, Worcester, MA 0l6l0 or to Catholic Relief Services, 228 W Lexington St., Baltimore, MD 21201. Arrangements are under the direction of Scanlon Funeral Service, 38 East Main St., Webster.

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Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Sep. 25 to Sep. 27, 2020.
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September 30, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Sending lots of love and prayers.
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September 28, 2020
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September 27, 2020
May she rest in peace! Condolences to the family.
Patricia Arcieri
September 27, 2020
Sending our deepest sympathy to Ron and the entire family. Jan was teaching First Communion classes when our son was preparing for this event and we both attended the classes for parents even though Bob was a Baptist. It was a learning experience and Bob decided he wanted to convert to Catholicism and took classes with FR. Alex. He received his First Communion on the same day our son made his. Jan was instrumental in his conversion. She really touched our lives in so many ways. Bob and Sandy Lekstrom
Bob and Sandy Lekstrom
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September 27, 2020
My deepest to condolences to Ron and the entire Arcieri family. This is such a great loss not only to all that knew her but to the Church as well. So many lives have been affected by the work she has done. She was my Spiritual Director for many years. I think I started visits with her sometime between 2006 and 2008 and continued until last year when circumstances prevented us from being together. She truly was a Woman of Wisdom. I’ll miss her very much. I regret that I can not attend her funeral but will keep you and her beautiful soul in my prayers. Sandy Lekstrom
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September 27, 2020
Ron and family, we are so sad to hear of Jan’s passing. She touched our lives so deeply. Ron you and Jan were instrumental in lighting our hearts on Fire for the ministry we still do today. She will always be remembered as a special gift to this world. She has left a love handprint on many many hearts. She will be greatly missed. A wonderful woman of Faith and loved deeply. Linda & Mike Corby
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