Janice Quinn McCarthy

March 26, 1964September 4, 2020

Janice McCarthy (nee Quinn), age 56, passed away on Friday, September 4, 2020.

Beloved mother of Kelley (Bryan) Greinke, Melissa McCarthy and Matthew (Sarah) McCarthy; loving daughter of the late Thomas and Harriet Quinn; cherished grandmother of Claire, Thomas, Nolan, Penny and Winnie; dear sister of Joyce (Robert) Sowinski, Thomas (the late Eileen) Quinn, Jr. and Kevin (Denise) Quinn; fond aunt, cousin and friend to many.

In Lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude at would be appreciated.

In consideration of the safety of our guests and associates, Blake-Lamb Funeral Home will adhere to the current gathering restrictions in the State of Illinois, which allows 50 or fewer guests at the funeral home and 125 or less guest at services. Proper social distancing must be practiced and all guests will be required to wear face masks at all times. Thank you for your cooperation.


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 9, 2020

  • Prayers

    Thursday, September 10, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Thursday, September 10, 2020

  • Interment

    Thursday, September 10, 2020


Janice Quinn McCarthy

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Thomas Cronin

September 9, 2020

My deepest condolences to you, Matt, and the rest of your family on the loss of your mother, Janice. It's never easy losing a cherished family member and I'll keep your family in my prayers. I hope you find comfort in the many memories Janice left you and may her legacy last forever. Rest In Peace, Janice.
Tom Cronin

Cynthia Mckinney

September 9, 2020

God has gained another angel !! What a Beautiful person and soul you will be greatly missed !!! I loved our talks at all the family gatherings

To the McCarthy family
Grief is the last act of love we can give to those we loved ,where there is deep grief there was a great love !!
Love the mcKinneys !!

Kelly McKinney

September 9, 2020

I am so grateful that you graced my family's life with your beauty and strength. You were always so positive and had a great sense of humor. Your laugh was joyous and contagious. You will forever live in our hearts and memories. We will continue to make sure your grandkids know your love. I'll try to fill your shoes, but they sure are big! Rest in peace. I love you.

Kelly Ruffino

September 9, 2020

When my daughter and I first joined the family - she was so kind to us and always treated us like one of the family right from the start. She had a beautiful, infectious laugh. Her love for her children was evident in all she did. Praying for them as they mourn her loss. May the time pass gently and be filled with your favorite memories.

Love - Kelly, Kaelyn, Bren & Lucas Ruffino

Maza Deaner

September 8, 2020

Jan's smile, outgoing personality, and inclusion for all has a place in my heart. She was given the gift of friendship
and used it so well with
her immediate family, her extended family, & friends. This gentle soul has entered eternity with a smile on her face.
Love you all,

Cheryl Farney

September 8, 2020

Janice and I were best friends at St. Denis. I have so many special memories of the fun times we spent together! Her laugh was infectious! I especially loved the times we spent with her dad.

Cheryl Guarnieri Farney

Jadeyn Lacey

September 7, 2020

Melissa and family,

I was your mother’s critical care nurse that transported her back home from the hospital. In that short time of having the privilege of caring for your loved one it was abundantly clear to my crew and I how close you all were and how strongly you loved one another. Janice was very loved and had a great family. I hope she enjoyed her welcome home visit with all of her family surrounding her and sharing the love that was so beautifully and freely given by all of you. Janice had a gorgeous smile and crystal blue eyes that lit up the room the minute you walked in it. Thank you for allowing my team and I to care for your loved one and bring her home to you.

Sarah McCarthy

September 5, 2020


Thank you for not only being a 2nd Mom to me, but also for always loving on your grandchildren with your whole heart. We will forever remember your contagious smile, warm heart, and humility. You are a true example of a warrior who showed so much strength and courage all the way until you received your wings. You are deeply missed, but we know that we have one beautiful angel watching over us and protecting us. The kids will forever know the love that their Granny Janny had for them and your memory will live on forever. I will always take care of your baby boy Matt and we will continue to make you proud of us and ensure that we keep family as #1. We love you and miss you dearly.

Love, Sarah

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