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Janice E. Latham

May 3, 1942October 11, 2020
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Janice E. Latham, age 78, of New Bedford, passed away on Sunday, October 11, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. She was the daughter of the late Thomas H. "Harry" and Mary "Dot" (Hodnet) Latham.

Born in New Bedford, Janice was a resident of East Freetown where she spent many years at the beloved family cottage with family and friends on Long Pond. She returned to New Bedford in 2002. She was a graduate of New Bedford High School, class of 1960. She was employed in the Insurance Industry for many years prior to her retirement.

She was an active lifetime member of St. Martin's Episcopal Church; she was a Co-Senior Warden for several years, a member of the Vestry, a delegate for the church Deanery and Diocese. Janice was the Choir Director and was a Co-Founder of the St. Martin food pantry. She enjoyed attending Your Theatre and dinner with the girls before the show. Visiting family on the Cape and relaxing by the Canal during her visits with her cousin Carolyn was a favorite pastime. She loved spending time with her Great Niece Kelly and Great Nephew Tommy. Janice always enjoyed a good round of Golf.

She is survived by a niece, Beth Schriefer and her husband Kurt of GA; nephew, David Latham of GA; her beloved cat Maggie and many special cousins and friends. She was the sister of the late Thomas H. Latham, Jr. and Stephen W. Latham.

Her Funeral Service will be held on Friday, October 16, 2020 at 10:00AM in St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 136 Rivet Street, New Bedford. Relatives and friends are invited. Visitation Thursday from 4:00 to 6:00PM in ROCK FUNERAL HOME, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford, MA 02745. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Janice's honor may be made to: St. Martin's Episcopal Church. Burial in Acushnet Cemetery. To leave a note of condolence: www.rock-funeralhome.com

  • DONATIONS

  • St. Martin's Episcopal Church

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 15, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, October 16, 2020

  • Burial

    Friday, October 16, 2020

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Patricia Latham

October 22, 2020

I would like to express my deepest sympathy on the passing of Janice. I have wonderful memories of Janice when Stephen and I would spend time at the Cottage. May her memory be eternal.
Pat Latham

Rev. Dr. Christopher Drew

October 18, 2020

Joyce and I have so many happy memories of our relationship with Janice and the Latham family from our years in New Bedford. Among them many special days at the cottage on the lake. Janice was a hard working woman who cared so much for family and friends. The end of a wonderful era. May God's comforting embrace strengthen you all.

Barbara Sullivan

October 16, 2020

My deepest sympathies to the Latham family. I have wonderful memories of Janice and St Martin's. Always with a smile and a helping hand. Heaven has indeed gained another angel.

Torey Steele

October 15, 2020

My condolences to Janice’s family. She was a customer of mine at Shaw’s for some time now. I always looked forward to seeing her and our conversations. She was a special person and I will miss her.

Michael Gula

October 15, 2020

My sympathy and condolences to Janice's family . I was actually a good friend of her brother Steve during our very younger years, and have wonderful memories of overnight summer weekends at the cottage on Long Pond. She would be our "big sis" and always kept an eye on us. May Janice and the entire Latham Family Rest in Peace.

Cheryl Ellis

October 14, 2020

My deepest condolences to the family of Janice. I have such warm memories of Janice at church and of the time she spent with my little boy in the playroom so long ago, so I could participate in the service. May she rest in eternal peace.

Deidre and Rance Gillespie

October 12, 2020

We are so sorry for our loss. She was a great friend. Rest In Peace our dear sister in Christ.
Miss Maggie says I miss you Mom but know I am living with the Gillespie’s forever.

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Biography

Janice E. Latham, age 78, of New Bedford, passed away on Sunday, October 11, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. She was the daughter of the late Thomas H. "Harry" and Mary "Dot" (Hodnet) Latham.

Born in New Bedford, Janice was a resident of East Freetown where she spent many years at the beloved family cottage with family and friends on Long Pond. She returned to New Bedford in 2002. She was a graduate of New Bedford High School, class of 1960. She was employed in the Insurance Industry for many years prior to her retirement.

She was an active lifetime member of St. Martin's Episcopal Church; she was a Co-Senior Warden for several years, a member of the Vestry, a delegate for the church Deanery and Diocese. Janice was the Choir Director and was a Co-Founder of the St. Martin food pantry. She enjoyed attending Your Theatre and dinner with the girls before the show. Visiting family on the Cape and relaxing by the Canal during her visits with her cousin Carolyn was a favorite pastime. She loved spending time with her Great Niece Kelly and Great Nephew Tommy. Janice always enjoyed a good round of Golf.

She is survived by a niece, Beth Schriefer and her husband Kurt of GA; nephew, David Latham of GA; her beloved cat Maggie and many special cousins and friends. She was the sister of the late Thomas H. Latham, Jr. and Stephen W. Latham.

Her Funeral Service will be held on Friday, October 16, 2020 at 10:00AM in St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 136 Rivet Street, New Bedford. Relatives and friends are invited. Visitation Thursday from 4:00 to 6:00PM in ROCK FUNERAL HOME, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford, MA 02745. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Janice's honor may be made to: St. Martin's Episcopal Church. Burial in Acushnet Cemetery. To leave a note of condolence: www.rock-funeralhome.com

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