Janice Y. Downing, 76, of 243 Broad Street in Claremont, NH, died Sunday (October 21, 2018) at Valley Regional Hospital following a period of failing health.
She was born in Allentown, PA, on May 26, 1942, the daughter of Freeman and Yvonne (Delzenne) Jacobs and had been a longtime area resident. Janice and her husband owned and operated a Janitorial Service for many years. She enjoyed playing Yahtzee and card games with her friends at the Marion Phillips Apartments.
She was the widow of Robert J. Downing who died on July 6, 1999.
Members of her family include two sons, Carl Downing and his wife, Chelly, Keene, NH; Robert Gould and his wife, Terry, Nottingham, NH; three daughters, Deborah Mitchell and her husband, Michael, Wilson, NH; Patricia Straughan and her significant other, Michael Hodges, Graham, NC; Cheryl Richard and her husband, Kevin, Nova Scotia, Canada; several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
The family will receive relatives and friends for a time of fellowship and remembrance from 2 – 4 pm on Saturday (October 27) at the Roy Funeral Home, 93 Sullivan Street, Claremont, NH. Graveside committal services will be held at the convenience of the family.
You are invited to share a memory of Janice with the family or leave a message of condolence in the family guest book at www.royfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Roy Funeral Home and Cremation Service.
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