Janice M Lersch

March 24, 1936March 7, 2018

Janice Marie Lersch, aged 81 died peacefully on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at her home in Scituate, Massachusetts surrounded by her family. Janice was born on March 24, 1936, the daughter of the late William and Elizabeth Leighton and late brother Robert.

Family and friends were Janice’s passion and delight. She graduated from Scituate High School and grew up spending summers on Minot Beach with her friends. Janice married Charles Lersch in 1959 and together they raised five children. Janice was a homemaker for many years and was known for her wonderful cooking and baking. In 1981, Janice started working as a bank teller at Rockland Savings Bank and was known for her friendly smile and kind heart. Everybody loved Janice. She retired in 2005. Janice enjoyed spending time on her deck with her husband, children and grandchildren, whom she adored.

Janice will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 58 years, Charles Lersch, her children; Kathy (Shawn) Harris of Scituate, MA, Julie (Andy) Connolly of Duxbury, MA, Debbie (Tony) DiMare of Bradenton, Florida, Charlie (Michele) Lersch of Bradenton, FL, and Carol (Michael) Plaza of Rothschild, WI. She will greatly be missed by her fifteen grandchildren and two great granddaughters.

Family and friends will gather to remember Janice on Sunday, March 11th from 2-5pm at Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home, 382 First Parish Road, Scituate, MA 02066.

Funeral Services will take place on Monday, March 12th at 10am at St. Mary of the Nativity Church, 1 Kent Street. Scituate Harbor. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Janice’s memory may be made to Norwell VNA and Hospice, 120 Longwater Drive, Norwell, MA 02061,


  • Visitation Sunday, March 11, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Monday, March 12, 2018

Janice M Lersch

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Megan Sullivan

March 12, 2018

Aunt Debbie, Lauren & Johnny,

Nana Lersch was such a sweet and kind woman. I was lucky to know her. Thinking of you and the rest of The Lersch Family during this tough time. Sending love to you all,


Marty & Mary O'Toole

March 12, 2018

Kathy & Shawn,
We are saddened to hear of your mothers passing. We had the pleasure of knowing your mother, Janice, as we lived in her neighborhood and know that she will be greatly missed.

May our heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family, your dad Charlie, as you say your final farewell to the women you called Mom.

Thinking of you,
Mary & Marty O'Toole
Camarillo, CA

Patrick Carvell

March 11, 2018

I don't have a particular memory to post, just a thank you to the entire Lersch family . You were my extended family and relationships like we had , shape our lives and helped make me who i am today. I loved your mom, she was a wonderful person and even though it has been a long time I will miss her. I know she
was invited to cut in line and already has an awesome place in heaven by gods side.