Apex Funeral Home

550 W Williams St, Apex, NC


Janice Royson Dellaero

July 23, 1941December 29, 2017
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Janice Royson Dellaero, 76, of Cary, NC, formerly of Baldwin, NY, died Friday, December 29, 2017 at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC.

Janice was born July 23, 1941 in Bradley Beach, NJ to the late Arthur and Eugenia Barone Royson. She was a graduate of The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA and was employed as a certified teacher and librarian in Baldwin, NY retiring with over 24 years of service. Janice served as president of the Library Board in Baldwin, NY.

Janice is survived by her husband of 55 years, Thomas E. Dellaero; daughter, Laurie Dellaero and husband, Steven Klotz; sons, Dr. David Dellaero and wife, Joanne and Kenneth Dellaero; brother, John Royson and wife, Jean; grandchildren, Matt, Chris, Jeff, Em, James, Brian and Elissa.

A memorial service will be held 2pm Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Apex Funeral Home Chapel, 550 W. Williams St, Apex, NC 27502. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Duke Cancer Institute, c/o Sara Wajda, 710 W. Main Street - Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701; https://www.gifts.duke.edu/dci. Please note “In memory of Janice Dellaero” with your memorial gift.

Condolences may be sent to www.ApexFuneral.net



  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, January 13, 2018


  • Visitation will Follow the Service


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Butch Schilling

January 26, 2018

Janice was a fabulous person whom I fondly remember from our William and Mary days; she was a friendly, joyful presence and fun to be around. Tom, my sincerest condolences to you - I lost my wife Mary Grace last August.
All the best,

Mary Burke

January 17, 2018

To The Dellaero Family, My sincere condolences. Your mother was one of the warmest, kindest people I have ever known. Her smile was so contagious that you couldn't help but smile back while in a conversation with her. I see those qualities passed on in each of her children and grandchildren as well. It brought me great joy to see my sister enter a family with such a loving mother.

Henry Hamburger

January 15, 2018

Janice was special and we were lucky to meet her. You too, Tom, you're the best. Condolences, of course.

Pete Sapnar

January 14, 2018

Tom & Family:
Of all the folks who have expressed their thoughts in this Guest Book I can say that I had know Janice longer than any. We first met in 1953 at Ewing High School. From the get go we became good friend and enjoyed socially all the things young folks did back in the 50's. We double dated on occasion but never dated each other, and that was why our friendship was so strong. I always enjoyed seeing both of you at the many Ewing High School Class of 59 reunions. In recent years we reconnected on a more regular basis through Facebook. Janice was always a most kind and considerate person who truly gave of herself. During the 4 years that my late wife, Anita, battled and fought the fight with those cancer demons. Janice would send upbeat messages. I so regret that I was not able to take her up on the offer for us to get together in Florida. I knew she was ill but had no idea as to the severity. I know how hard it is for you, Tom, at this time. You do the best you can and be positive. And when people ask, How are you doing? Just smile and say fine. One final thing, Tom. Know it's ok to cry. Although it does get better over time you will never forget. You had a queen in your presence all those years but I know you already knew that.

January 11, 2018

Dear Laurie,

Jill, Erin and I send our deep condolences on the passing of your mother Janice. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

Marco, Jill and Erin Rengan

Patricia Comanitz

January 10, 2018

Tom and family, Joe and I are so sorry for your loss. We will always remember Janice's warmth and brilliant smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.
Joe and Patricia Comanitz

Vicki Joyce

January 9, 2018

Fifty plus years of indelible memories of Janis, Tom, and their kids. God love you and rest in peace.

Jack and Vicki Joyce

Frances Marshall Derks

January 9, 2018

I am blessed to have been friends with Janice for so many years. Neither distance nor time dulled the pleasure that we shared when we were able on rare occasions to be physically reunited. There was a sense that we shared so much of our lives although we shared so few moments. Janice was always a beautiful presence, reminding me of the good in this world. Memories of her will always enrich my days and in the evening she will be the brightest star in the heavens.

Carolyn Howell Koss

January 7, 2018

A lifetime of love and such beautiful memories of all you and of course Janice. Such a beautiful mom friend neighbor. Your heart so full of love and kindness. So grateful that I was a part of your story. Sending love across miles. Carolyn ( howell) and the rest of the Koss family

January 7, 2018

We were very sorry to hear of Janice's passing...she was a sweet lady and friend. So glad we have many fond memories of our good times together.
May you and your family gain strength through years of wonderful memories.
Pat and Gene