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Janice  M. (Erikson) Stankard

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“Condolences to the Stankard family, one of the tightest families I know. That's a credit to Mrs. Stankard who was always welcoming to our group of...Read More »
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“Dear Mike, Donna, Debbie, Linda and Cheryl:I am so sorry for your loss, your Mom was always special in my eyesin fact your whole family was for me...Read More »
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Janice M. (Erikson) Stankard was born on August 24, 1938 in Waltham a daughter of the late Walter O. and Margaret (Veno) Erikson. A graduate of Waltham High School with the class of 1956 she remained active with its reunion committee. She married Edward G. Stankard on May 21, 1961 in Saint Mary's Church and married for 59 years, Eddie died February 17, 2021.

In addition to raising her five children, Janice also helped manage the family business, M.F. Stankard & Son. Once her children were grown, she worked as an administrative assistant for the City of Waltham Building Department, where she worked for 26 years retiring at the age of 76 in 2014.

The Stankard family home on Howard Street was the gathering place and go-to home for all the neighborhood kids and family throughout the years. And in later years it is where Janice and Eddie sat on the front porch with the read of a good book, a visit from a friend and a refreshing mudslide. Janice was active and loved the game of golf and skiing and enjoyed ceramics and knitting. She and Eddie religiously reserved Saturday nights as 'date night' as well as looked forward to their annual vacations to 'One Happy Island' Aruba. She loved the challenge of a large puzzle, the company of family and summer days on the beach.

Janice died on Thursday, April 28, 2022 surrounded by her family. She was 83.

She leaves her children, Cheryl M. MacDonald (Richard Daisy) of Concord, Linda A. Carroll (Darryn) of Norwood, Deborah A. Hirshom (Robert) of E. Walpole, Donna M. Tetrault (William) of Bellingham, and Michael E. Stankard (Lisa) of Waltham; her grandchildren, Kelly MacDonald Arsenault (Ryan), Kara MacDonald, Lauren, Kyle, and Marc Hirshom, Derek and Sean Tetrault, Samantha and Jessica Stankard, Marcus Daisy, Maegan Tetrault, Samantha Davis (Jon); her siblings, Walter E. Erikson Jr (Diane) of Coral Springs, Florida and Joan E. Balser (late Michael) of Andover; nieces & nephews.

Family and friends will honor Janice's life by gathering for calling hours on Thursday, May 5th from 4 to 7 pm at The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday morning at 10 am at Saint Mary's Church, 133 School Street, Waltham. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.

Those wishing to view the broadcast (and recording) of Janice's Funeral Mass may also do so by visiting: https://my.gather.app/remember/janice-stankard

Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 209 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452.

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Calvary Cemetery

250 High Street Waltham, MA 02453