Janice Maki
1936 - 2021
BORN
1936
DIED
2021
Janice "Jan" Anderson Maki, 85

Holden, MA - Janice "Jan" Anderson Maki, 85, of Holden, MA passed away on September 20, 2021. Jan was born July 31, 1936 in Worcester, MA. She was the daughter of the late Florence and Bill Anderson.

Jan is survived by her longtime love Allen Smith of Holden, MA; her son Jon Maki and his wife Karla; her daughter Jill Glidden and her partner Frank; her daughter Jennifer Blake: her brother-in-law and two nieces; her 6 grandchildren and their spouses, and 7 great grandsons. Jan always let her family know how much she loved them and how proud she was of them. She will live on through the countless memories we were lucky to have made and shared with her.

Jan was preceded in death by her husband of over 50 years, Henry "Hank" Maki, her brother Don Anderson, and her sister-in-law Ruth Miller.

Jan was a remarkable woman. She found her longtime love Hank at the young age of 14. They spent over 50 wonderful years married, building a very close knit family full of traditions. It was one of their goals to have a summer home together that they would be able to share with future generations of their family. They were successful in this endeavor, purchasing their "Camp" in East Wakefield, NH in 1986. They, together with their family, made Camp into a home away from home. After Hank's passing, she found love again with her sweetheart, Allen. Jan and Allen remained very active together. She considered herself extremely lucky to have found such great love twice during her lifetime.

No services are being planned at this time. In lieu of flowers, you can complete an act of kindness in Jan's name to help make this world a better place in her memory. Her family requests that if you have any special memories of Jan please share them. Although Jan will be sorely missed, she would want her life to be celebrated.

Published by Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Sep. 24 to Sep. 26, 2021.
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You will be missed my dear friend . Our 73 year friendship will never be forgotten.
Edna & Carney Abbascia
Friend
September 26, 2021
Allen, you and Jan were truly blessed to find each other. Knowing how much you both meant to one another and how you made the most out of every day must give you and everyone who loved Jan great comfort. She was a wonderful woman who added much love to your world. She is sadly missed.
Betty Reid
September 26, 2021
Sincere condolences from both Ann-Marie and I. There are just so many memories that I have of Jan, and of the great times our family had with the Maki family. Camping trips, Friday night card playing with the "group", cookouts at the lake at our house, being together at Epworth Church events, and much more. The friendship my parents had with Jan and Hank ran deep. Her joyful presence and positive attitude impacted everyone she met, and she will be greatly missed.
Jeffrey and Ann-Marie Corcoran
September 26, 2021
Allen, we were saddened to hear of Jan´s passing. We always looked forward to your visits and looked forward to talking with both of you. It was so evident how much you enjoyed being with each other. It was great to exchange suggestions about books you read...we could just picture you in one chair and Jan in the other, each with your Kindle, reading the latest mystery. It was so uplifting to know and appreciate that neither one of you wasted your time worrying about the things most people have been getting aggravated about lately. You were both always in a great mood, and devoted your energy toward enjoying life and enjoying each other. You were both very blessed, and we were very lucky to have realized the affection you had for each other. Rest In Peace Jan. We will miss you. Paul and MaryAnne
Paul
September 25, 2021
So many wonderful memories. She was a wonderful woman. Her friendship with my mother Roberta was so special. Thank you Jan for teaching me as a child to enjoy life's simple pleasures.
Sharon Henrickson
Friend
September 24, 2021
So very sorry for your loss! She was a great lady, and the crew at Dunks forward to seeing her and Allen every day! She was one of our daily bright spots! She will be missed! Peace be with all of her loved ones.
Barbara Mellor
Work
September 24, 2021
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