Andover — Janice B. (Shanck) Parent, 88, of Andover, Mass., passed away Sunday April 27, 2014, at Lawrence General Hospital.
Born in Lawrence, Mass., she graduated from the Punchard School Andover and for 30 years she was employed with the Internal Revenue Service in Andover, Mass.
Janice owned thoroughbred horses at both Rockingham Park in Salem, N.H., and Suffolk Downs in Boston. She was a communicant of Christ Church in Andover, Mass., was a member of the VFW Women's Auxillary Post #8546 in Salem, N.H., and enjoyed cooking, bowling and watching sports on television.
The widow of Rudolph Parent, she is survived by her daughter and son, Janice L. Parent of Andover, Mass., and Richard A. Parent and his wife, Irina of Epping, N.H.
Janice also leaves her grandchildren, Michelle Vanesse and her husband, Timothy of Bow, N.H., and Jason R. Parent of Derry, N.H.; and great-grandchildren, Kayla Parent, Kayden and Parker Vanesse.
Janice was predeceased by her daughter-in-law, Irene Parent, and also Janice's companion of 18 years, Alexander Monius.
ARRANGEMENTS: Visiting hours for family and friends will be Wednesday from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home, Inc., 233 Lawrence Street, Methuen, MA 01844. Funeral services with the celebration of the Holy Eucharist will be celebrated on Thursday at 10 a.m. in Christ Church in Andover, MA. Burial will follow in the Elmwood Cemetery in Methuen, MA. For directions or condolences, please visit www.pollardfuneralhome.com.
The Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home is honored to assist the Parent Family with the arrangements.