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May 19, 2020

Janice E. Neubauer

Private Service

Janice E. (Ernest) Neubauer passed away peacefully at Hancock Park Rehab and Nursing Facility in Quincy MA on May 19, 2020, at the age of 86. Jan was born and raised in Clarion, PA.  She received her BS in Education at Clarion State Teachers College.  As the wife of a U.S. Marine Corps officer at the time, Jan and her family moved many times before settling in Duxbury, MA in 1968 where she worked until her retirement at the Duxbury Free Library, serving as Library Director for many of those years.  While in Duxbury, she went on to earn her Masters Degree in Library Science at Simmons College.  Jan was an avid reader and had a deep appreciation for the arts.  Jan enjoyed the theater and was a long-term member of the Bay Players, working behind the scenes and sometimes appearing in local theater productions.  She also worked with local artists, exhibiting their work at the Helen Bumpus Art Gallery.  After retiring, Jan moved to North Haverhill, NH and found her passion for writing. There, and for a time in Newbury VT, she reported on local events, artists, theater, and interesting people for the Bridge Weekly Newspaper. Jan leaves behind her children and their spouses, David Neubauer and his partner Lara Abbott of Eugene OR, Lynda and Tom Brown of Peabody MA, Karl and Karyn Neubauer of Newbury VT, and Jennifer and John Amendolare of Quincy MA. Loving Gramma Jan to Alex, Andrew, Elyse, Nathan, Joseph and Carly.   She is also survived by her siblings, Frances Walsh of Slippery Rock PA, Elaine and Bob Moore of Clarion PA, Bill and MaryLou Ernest of Surprise AZ and many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.  Jan’s family would like to thank Hancock Park Rehab and Nursing Facility for the excellent care they provided to Jan over the last year.  Due to the current crisis, a celebration of life will be held at a later date.  Donations in Jan’s memory may be made to JDRF, Chapter ID 4263, PO Box 37920, Boone, IA 50037 (please reference Chapter ID 4263/Wellesley Hills on the check or donate online at https://www.jdrf.org/ )in honor of her wish to find a cure for her grandson and all others with Type 1 Diabetes.  Normally, the funeral is an opportunity for the community to gather in support of one another. Although we cannot gather together with Janice’s family at this time, friends may still offer their support by sharing a special memory or message by clicking the link above