RICHFORD — Janice Ellen Nunez, age 83, widow of Edward R. Nunez, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 at the Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans with her loving family at her side.

She was born Sept. 15, 1930 in Richford the daughter of the late Lynwood P. and Christine L. (Young) Gibney.

Janice was a resident of Richford most of her life. She was a 1948 graduate of Richford High School and a member of All Saints Catholic Church. Janice had worked many jobs through the years including times at Brouilette’s Dept. Store for Clarice Tibbits, Monsoon’s, Sewing Factory, bar tending at Roger’s Grill and helping with activities at Our Lady of the Meadows with all of these business’s being located in Richford. She also helped Pete Dussault at Skoozy’s Store in East Berkshire and was associated with Arthur’s Dept. Store in Morrisville.

Janice enjoyed reading and going to the library, flowers, cooking (Mexican Food), playing cards and traveling. She loved the roll of being Ed’s wife and caring for him. Family was very important to Janice; she enjoyed spending time with family as well as having family come to visit her, especially her nephew, Terry Gibney who Janice and Ed considered a son.

She is survived by her daughters; Candice Anne Corey and her husband, Daniel, of Richford and Debra Hildebrand and her husband, Jon, of Essex; her grandchildren, Matthew James Corey, Saralee Macar and her husband, Darren, Brian Nelson Tessier Jr., Jessica Tessier and Travis Lee Tessier and his wife, Nicole; her great grandchildren, McKenna, Ella, Shawn, Michael, Chia, Aiden, Derke and Kasey; her sisters-in-law, Susan Dussault and her husband Peter and Betty Carrilo of Tucson, Ariz.; her brother-in-law, Bob LDuke of Montebllo, Calif.;  several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Janice was predeceased by her husband, Edward Rudolph Nunez; and her brothers, Larry James Gibney and Lynwood Lauren Gibney.

Funeral services will be held Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 at 11 a.m. at All Saints Catholic Church 155 Main Street, Richford with Rev. Karl Hahr celebrating the Mass of Christian burial. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery.

A time of visitation will be held at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Avenue, Enosburg Falls on Monday from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.

For those who wish, contributions in Janice’s memory may be made to the Franklin County Home Health Agency, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, VT 05478.

Private messages of condolence may be sent to Janice’s family through www.spearsfuneralhome.com