Marie Janice Zephir Obituary – Cape Cod Times

Marie Janice Zephyr

Leominster & Osterville – Marie Janice (Goguen) Zephir 87, of Leominster and Osterville passed away peacefully on Friday, January 28, 2022, after a short illness.

Janice was the daughter of the late J. Henri and the late Corinne (Lamoureux) Goguen and was born in Leominster on April 17, 1934.

She grew up on French Hill and has fond memories of her childhood years with her family and friends. Janice graduated from St. Bernard’s High School in 1952, attended Becker Junior College and resided in Leominster most of her life.

In 1951 Janice met her future husband, Andrew F. Zephir, of Catonsville, Maryland. They would eventually marry at St. Cecilia’s Church in Leominster on February 7, 1953.

Together they would raise their four children. Janice’s life was centered around her family. She supported her husband in his career and created a loving and nurturing home for their family. Later, she was blessed with six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Janice had a natural eye for fashion that showed up from a young age. She enjoyed listening to music, watching old movies, and was known to ask her family members about movie trivia.

Over the years, summers were spent in Edgartown and Osterville with her growing family.

Janice was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and she will be sorely missed.

Her husband, Andrew F. Zephir, died in 2010. She is survived by her son, Andrew F. Zephir, Jr. and his wife Karen of Rindge, NH; three daughters, Karen Gelsomini and her husband Larry of Osterville, Bonnie Williams of Butler, TN, and Joan Romano and her husband Doug of Leominster. She leaves six grandchildren, Anthony Gelsomini, Kimberly Delaney, Tina Williams Coney, Tyler Williams, Dominick Romano, Katarina Romano, three great-grandsons, her cousin Robert O. Doucette and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her brother, Marcus Fortier, and son-in-law David Williams.

Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday February 7 at St. Cecilia’s Church, 180 Mechanic Street, Leominster. Interment will follow at Sainte-Cécile Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Cecilia’s Restoration Fund, 170 Mechanic Street, Leominster, MA 01453 or Rose Monahan Hospice Home, 10 Judith Road, Worcester, MA 01602.

Posted on February 03, 2022

Posted in Cape Cod Times

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Funeral Mass at St. Cecilia’s Church, 180 Mechanic Street, Leominster. Interment will follow at Sainte-Cécile Cemetery.

February 07, 2022 at 11:00

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