Doane Beal & Ames


Janet B. Hudson

May 1, 1940June 9, 2021

Janet (Jan) B. Hudson, of Brewster, MA died on June 9, 2021 at home. She was born in Detroit, MI to the late Russell and Catherine Brooks. She graduated from the University of Michigan in 1962, a member of the Alpha Chi Omega Sorority.

She was a proud teacher. She taught school in Ann Arbor MI, Sudbury MA and Yarmouth MA. She moved to the Cape and opened a gift shop in West Dennis, called the Copy Cat. She met the love of her life, Ben Hudson when she asked him to hang the sign for the gift shop.

Jan is survived by her daughters Lauri Napolitano and husband Pete of Brewster, Julie Hudson of Norwell and her sister Jean McCardle of Novato CA. Jan also leaves behind many nieces and nephews and her 3 grandchildren Annabelle, Jay and Josh who loved her dearly.

Visiting hours will take place at Doane, Beal & Ames Funeral Home, 729 Route 134, South Dennis, MA 02660 on Thursday, June 24th from 4 pm to 7 pm. A Celebration of Jan’s life will be held 11 am on Friday, June 25th at Northside United Methodist Church, 701 Airline Rd., Brewster, MA 02631. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery, South Dennis, MA.

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  • Visiting Hours

    Thursday, June 24, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, June 25, 2021

  • Burial to Follow

    Friday, June 25, 2021


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Diane Simon

June 16, 2021

To Jan’s family, I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Jan was an unforgettable person. Her smile and laugh we’re infectious. We spent many fun filled days at Gulf Waters RV Resort telling stories, drinking wine and just having fun. We enjoyed our stay with Jan and Ben on our way to Nova Scotia.
Jan you will be missed.

Marissa Couture

June 15, 2021

She was a wonderful lady. We had memories at the whistle house in Provincetown with some of our family members ❤️ She was always funny and she had a good life. I’m going to miss her tons. She will always be looking down at us even with her good husband Ben.

Carolyn Lewis

June 14, 2021

Jan was a great friend, we met at Gulf Waters & had so much fun sharing stories, walking, drinking wine & just being together. Jan knew everyone’s pet in the park & their owners. She will be missed. Truly a great lady 💔

Lynette Helms

June 14, 2021

Jan and I were roommates at Cape Cod Hospital when our daughters were born. She and I talked non-stop and idealized our lives as newly formed families. Two weeks later she called and asked, "has it been as terrible for you as it has for me?" Yes. And our bond was cemented. Fifty years later, I'm stunned that she's gone.

Carol Coombs

June 13, 2021

I have so many wonderful memories of time spent with Jan (and Ben) during our time at Gulf Waters RV Resort. So many laughs, happy hours, excursions, and solving the problems of the world! We shall miss her infectious laugh and warm, warm smile. Our prayers are with you all as you face the next few weeks ahead. May you lean on the good memories and how happy she had been during her life.

Brooks and Jeannine May

June 13, 2021

Jan and Ben were two wonderful friends from Gulf Waters RV Resort. We enjoyed chatting about space shuttle flights and watching one from the pool area! Way off in distance!
Jan was so knowledgeable and Ben was hilarious! Love from
Brooks and Jeanie May. ❤️💜💙

Marcia Peterson

June 12, 2021

Jan was a great friend and fellow pet lover. We met at Gulf Waters RV Park and shared many fun filled moments. I enjoyed the time we spent together at their home on the Cape. Jan and Jean had a Michigan trip a couple years ago and we were lucky enough to have them spend two nights with us. She laughed so easily and when I think of her I will always hear her giggle! Miss you

Pat Scanlon

June 11, 2021

Many happy memories shared with Janet and her Cousin Anne when our daughters were young.

Jan Hughes

June 11, 2021

Jan and I met while working as realtors and became very good friends. She helped me through a very difficult time in my life and I think of that often. I also spent many many happy, fun times with her, often with her sweet husband Ben. Over the past several years we did not see each other and I most definitely regret that. Hold on to each other and don’t put off seeing someone you care about.
To the family, I am so very sorry and sad for you. She was wonderful