Janice Curtiss

Janice Abigail Curtiss (McLean)

December 3, 1924 - March 20, 2021
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Janice Abigail McLean Curtiss, age 96, of Shelton entered into her eternal rest by natural causes on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at Griffin Hospital with her loving family by her side.

Mrs. Curtiss was born in Derby, CT, on December 3, 1924, daughter of the late Harry G. and Helen Drew McLean. Very dear to her was her step mother, the late Charlotte Bassett McLean. Janice was the devoted wife of James G. Curtiss III for 50 years.

She was a lifelong Shelton resident and a graduate of both Shelton High School and Booth and Bayliss Secretarial School. She was secretary for Woods Lightning Protection Co. of Shelton until her retirement at the age of 92. Together with her husband, she was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Shelton where she was a deaconess, teacher, soprano soloist, choir member, part time organist, and member of the prayer support group. Most of all, she cherished spending time with her family.

Janice was the beloved mother of Cynthia Curtiss Tsianco and Drew McLean Curtiss and his wife Nancy, loving grandmother of Jennifer Curtiss Nickle and her husband James, Janice Curtiss Koch and her husband John, Nathan Tsianco and Matthew Tsianco, and great grandmother of Julia Nickle, Jamison Nickle and Jack Koch. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Janice was predeceased by three brothers, Alan D., Russell J., and Harry D. McLean.

Cindy and Drew express their extreme gratitude to Nancy Curtiss for her work and efforts in the care of her mother-in-law. Special thanks extended to Janice’s caregivers- Barbara Schwindeman, Julie Hadstedt and Gerry Anderson for their care, affection and efforts beyond the call of duty.

Due to the current pandemic, her funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to First Baptist Church, 178 Leavenworth Rd., Shelton, CT 06484.

The Riverview Funeral Home, 390 River Rd., Shelton has been entrusted with her arrangements. Friends may leave condolences at
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    Riverview Funeral Home
    390 River Road
    Shelton, CT 06484
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Private Condolence

Karlene Chisholm

Posted at 12:46pm
I will always cherish the times & memories of spending time with my grandmother (Kit) & Jan. Heaven gained an another Angel. Thoughts & prayers to her family & friends. My condolences to all of you.
Karlene Chisholm

Ted Markut

Posted at 08:39am
I remember meeting and talking with Mrs. Curtiss often when I delivered fuel to her and her husbands house/business , she was always so very pleasant , had a great smile and cheerfully discussed a variety of things about her family, friends, work, and other topics. She is another member of the greatest generation that has gone to heaven but will continue to help and guide us through our everyday lives, my heartfelt condolences and prayers go out to her family and friends, God bless her and all of you.
Ted Markut

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