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Janice M. Felch

Ellenburg Depot, N.Y. — Janice M. Felch, 86, of Canaan Road, Ellenburg Depot, passed away on Friday, May 9, 2014, at the CVPH Medical Center.

She was born on Aug. 22, 1927, in Barre, Vt., the daughter of Purl H. and Lavena (Fuller) Mackeil.

She graduated from Thompson School of Nursing in 1969. Janice had worked for several years at the Central Vermont Hospital, the Chelsea, Vt. nursing home, and the Gifford Memorial Center in Randolph, Vt. She married Neal Felch on Aug. 29, 1945. She spent many years farming with her husband, Neal, until his passing.

Janice loved her cats, was an avid reader, and enjoyed doing crosswords and playing Yahtzee.

Survivors include one daughter, Sheila Rhine of Peabody, Mass.; two sons, Stacey Felch and his wife, Mary of Ellenburg Depot and Gerald “Goose” Felch and his companion, Helen Moran of Chelsea; nine grandchildren, Shelly Pachecco, Janeal Felch, Miah Felch, Molly Seguin, Kiley Felch, Neal Felch, Amy Felch, Chris Metcalf, and April Metcalf; and many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Janice was predeceased by her husband, Neal; one son, Allan Felch; one granddaughter, Tammy Felch; and many siblings.

Graveside services will be held on Friday, May 16, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. in the West Hill Cemetery in Chelsea. Donations in her memory may be made to the Central Vermont Animal Hospital. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.rabideaufuneralhome.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted into the care of the Rabideau Funeral Home, 5614 Route 11, Ellenburg, (518) 594-3111.