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January 1, 1970 - May 7, 2014
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Janet Carrick Goward (Jan), a long-time resident of Holliston, MA, passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at her home with her loving family by
her side. Jan was born in Brooklyn, NY, the daughter of the late Marguerite (Oxenham) and Walter Carrick, and the wife of 54 years to
the late William Thompson Goward who passed away in 2004.
Jan was active in the Holliston Historical Society, the Clothes Closet,
and the Food Pantry, and was a Girl Scout and Boy Scout Leader, deacon of the Congregational Church of Holliston,
trip coordinator for the Holliston Senior Center, pre-school teacher, and antique dealer at Holliston Antiques.
In her later years, Jan enjoyed organizing and traveling the world with the Holliston Senior Center. Jan was a
loving and devoted wife, daughter, mother and grandmother. She found
much joy in helping others and loved spending time with friends and
family, with the most treasured people in her life being her grandsons who
affectionately referred to their grandmother as “Ma Jan”.
Jan is survived by her Son William Goward Jr. and his wife Julie of
Northbridge, MA, and her 2 daughters; Kim Wheeler and her husband Niles of
Millbrook, NY and Laura Urban and her husband Brian of Harwich Port, MA.
Four grandchildren; Anthony Angione III and William Angione of Norwalk,
CT, Matthew Urban of Plymouth, MA, Chad Urban of Philadelphia, PA, and Cassidy, her beloved cat.
The family wants to extend a special thanks to the nurses and aides of the Visiting Nurses (VNA) of Natick for their wonderful care of Jan and support for the family. In addition, the family wants to thank the Season’s Hospice for their end of life care.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 13th from 4 to 7pm. at the Chesmore
Funeral Home of Holliston, 854 Washington St. A funeral service will be
held on Wednesday May 14th at 11:00a.m. at the First Congregational Church in
Holliston. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jan’s memory may be made to a trust established for her grandson Anthony Angione, who was disabled in a motorcycle accident.
(TheAnthonyLAngioneIII3rdprtySpclNeedsTrust at Bank of America).