Janice Louise Mashon

March 4, 1947July 18, 2021

Janice Louise Mashon passed away on July 18, 2021 at the age of 74. Janice was born on March 4, 1947 in Detroit, Michigan to Nellie Drum and Anthony Peruzzi.

Janice graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, as well as 2 Master Degrees in Adult & Continuing Education and Community Services.

Janice enjoyed gardening, crafts, shopping for good deals and spending time with family and friends. She was an activist for Women’s rights, specifically single mothers.

She is survived by her children; Christine (David) Goodpaster, Angelina Metz, Matthew Mashon, Kimberly (Brett) Emery, and Martin Mashon; grandchildren, Jonathon Mashon, Wayne Potts, Sarah and Daniel Goodpaster, Joseph Emery, Juliana Mashon; siblings, Rosemary (Robert) Wooley, Margaret Keel, John (Sharon) McGehee, and Mike (Rita) McGehee.

Preceded in death by parents, mother and stepfather, Nellie and Lester Drum: Father Anthony Perruzzi. Brother Louis Peruzzi and her twin sister Susan Ruane, who passed in March.

In lieu of flowers, Janice wished to have donations made to End Violent Encounters (EVE), PO Box 14149 Lansing, MI 48901 or MSU Safe Place at Michigan State University, G-55 Wilson Hall, MSU, East Lansing, MI 48823

A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, August 22nd from 11am – 2pm at the home of her daughter, Kimberly, 13189 Angle Road, Bath, MI 48823.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Mashon family.


  • End Violent Encounters (EVE)
  • MSU Safe Place @ Michigan State University


22 August

A Celebration of Life

11:00 am - 2:00 pm



Janice Louise Mashon

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