Janice S. Hazelton

August 12, 1938April 7, 2021

Janice S. Hazelton 82, a longtime resident of Troy, NH, passed away on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at the Cheshire Medical Center Dartmouth Hitchcock, Keene, NH.

Her parents, Henry O. and Marjorie (Middleton) Scott welcomed their daughter into the world on August 12, 1938 in Haverhill, Mass. She grew up in Haverhill and was a 1956 graduate of Haverhill High School.

Janice attended Keene State College receiving a Bachelor Degree in Education. It was while attending Keene State that she met her future husband, John P. Hazelton.

Janice and John were married in 1958 and they spent 54 years together creating wonderful memories until his passing on January 11, 2012.

Janice loved her role as an educator and working with young children. She spent over 25 years at the Troy Elementary School as a substitute teacher and aide, and for the last ten years of the 25, she was a full-time teacher at the school.

She was a longtime active member of the Trinitarian Congregational Church in Troy serving as a deaconess and also as a Sunday school teacher. She was also a den leader for her son, Scott’s Boy Scout troop.

Janice was a member of the Eastern Star and the Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority.

She enjoyed crafts and had a special place in her heart for animals, especial Dalmatians. She also had a special circle of close friends that meant the world to her.

Janice’s favorite memories we created with her family, especially the many summers spent in Ocean Park, Maine and in later years at the family’s cottage in Kinney Shores, Maine.

She will be greatly missed by many in the community, however more so by her son, J. Scott Hazelton and his wife, Susan, of Westford, MA, and her daughter, Janet L. Hazelton, of Proctor, VT; and three grandchildren, Andrew S. Hazelton, Sarah E. Hazelton, and James P. Hazelton. A brother, Murray E. Scott predeceased her.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 2:00PM in the Trinitarian Congregational Church, 11 South Main Street, Troy. Burial in the Mt. View Cemetery, Troy, will be held privately by the family. Friends are invited to call on the family at the church from 1:00 to 200PM. All those in attendance are reminded to wear facemasks and to maintain the physical distancing protocols.

In lieu of flowers, for those who wish, donations may be made in Mrs. Hazelton’s memory to the Monadnock Humane Society, 101 West Swanzey Road, Swanzey, NH 03431; or to the Trinitarian Congregational Church.


  • J. Scott Hazelton (Susan), Son
  • Janet L. Hazelton, Daughter
  • Andrew S. Hazelton, Grandson
  • Sarah E. Hazelton, Granddaughter
  • James P. Hazelton, Grandson
  • John P. Hazelton, Husband (deceased)
  • Murray E. Scott, Brother (deceased)
  • Marjorie (Middleton) Scott, Mother (deceased)
  • Hnery O. Scott, Father (deceased)



  • Visitation

    Tuesday, April 13, 2021

  • Funeral Servcie

    Tuesday, April 13, 2021


  • Burial in the Mountain View Cemetery, Troy, will be held privately by the family.


Janice S. Hazelton

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pamela Cardin

April 14, 2021

Summers in Kinney Shores will not be the same without Janice. She was always so happy to be here. her a d John were the first neighbors we met here. She will be greatly missed

Linda Gay

April 13, 2021

To Scott, Janet and family,
We are saddened about the loss of such a loving, kind and caring woman as Janice was. We are so very grateful for her friendship, and that I would reconnect with her later in years when we were invited to her cottage for cookouts and to enjoy the beach. We really enjoyed listening to her life stories about her family and she loved the stories about ours, as well. Janice was my teacher a number of times at Troy elementary school . She will surely be missed!

Gary & Michelle Sheldon

April 13, 2021

The Sheldon family is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our "good and loving neighbor", Jan . For more than 30 years we
lived next door to each other on High Street. She always cared for and loved all of our children being sure to ask about them, even when they were all grown and had left home. Jan was like the loving and gracious aunt they often needed. Jan never forgot any of the 7 kids birthdays, making sure John brought over a card or gift. She would often comment how much she enjoyed watching the children play and ride their bikes on the "company" driveway that separated our homes. A special memory is that she became the third grade teacher for our daughter Carrie, in a time Carrie so needed such a blessing. We also shared in comforting one another in the mutual griefs and losses experienced over the years we were neighbors and friends. They were simply the "Hazeltons", as Jan and John became known by all of us. Jan brings to mind the Bible verse in Proverbs 31:28 "Her children rise up and call her Blessed;" Our deepest condolences to Scott, Janet and the entire family. For Jan, faith has now become sight and hope has now been realized, what remains forever and never dies, is Love! I Corinthians chpt 13
Gary & Michelle Sheldon

Susan Spuhler

April 12, 2021

Dear Scott and Family,
God bless all of you at this time and may your happy memories carry you. You are in our prayers.
Tom and Susan McNeill Spuhler
Westford, MA

Philip Tucker

April 11, 2021

So sorry to hear. The whole family were wonderful neighbors for many years I have many great memories. God bless all.
Rose and Philip Tucker

Jodi Ross

April 10, 2021

Hi Scott, Sue and family,

I am so very sorry for the loss of your mother Scott. I enjoyed hearing some of your stories about her. May your many memories help to comfort you and your family.


Jodi Ross