Janice E. (Chamberlain) Carbone

April 9th, 2017

Janice E. Carbone (Chamberlain), age 75, of Wilmington, formerly of Woburn, died peacefully on April 9, 2017, with her loving husband Sal and her family at her side.

Janice was born in Boston, MA on August 26, 1941; she was the dear daughter of the late Francis and Eleanor (Sherman) Chamberlain. Janice was raised in Woburn and graduated Woburn High School with the Class of 1959, where she met the “love of her life” Salvatore Carbone and with whom she has celebrated 58 years of marriage.

Janice and Sal moved to Wilmington in 1971 where they raised a wonderful family that includes seven children, eighteen grandchildren, three step grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, four step great-grandchildren and some very special extended family members.

Janice always showered her family with unconditional love and devotion; she cherished the time she spent with her children and their families. Janice enjoyed attending birthdays, sporting events and family vacations. She cherished her role as “Grandma” and participated in every milestone of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s lives which were always important to her. Janice’s motto was “Family sticks together and will always be there for each other”.

Janice retired from Tufts Healthcare in Watertown, MA, on January 1, 2017, following more than 20 years of dedicated service to the Company; for many of those years she was an Insurance Underwriting Assistant and then an Insurance Sales Coordinator. Janice’s great work ethic as well as her wonderful “people skills” made her quite a success throughout her career.

In her spare time, Janice was always on the go; she loved to travel, go skiing with family and friends, and visit Wingaersheek Beach in Gloucester. She was a very talented seamstress who created beautiful clothes, curtains, and gifts for many of her family members.

Janice will be fondly remembered as a “one of a kind lady” she was kind, caring, and generous to everyone. She was truly a wonderful person and will forever be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Janice was the beloved wife of Salvatore Carbone, the devoted mother of Carolyn Moon and her husband Michael of Wilmington, Sal Carbone and his wife Brenda of Cranston, RI, Cindy Banda and her companion Dennis Cahill of Wilmington, Michelle Hulburt and her husband Jeff of Dracut, Sharon Carbone and her wife Aimee Finn of Methuen, Robyn Jepson and her husband Mark of Georgetown, Texas, and Brent Carbone and his wife Erica of Billerica.

Loving “Grandma” of Kyle, Kellie, and Karissa Moon, Taryn, Evan, and Danae Carbone, Eric Banda and his wife Catherine, Corey Banda, Kayla and Lexine Hulburt, Avery, Emma, and Austin Altavesta, Rachael Lesperance, Brayton, Quinn, Jack, and Addison Carbone, Step-Grandma of Shannon and Bryan Kaiser and Mark Jepson, Great-Grandma of Eric, Jake, Cameron and Shea Banda, and Matthew Runyan, and Step Great-Grandma of Brenna, Sean, Jake and Brigitte.

Janice was the dear sister of Donald Chamberlain and his wife Pauline, Marsha Kelley and her husband John and the late Diane Price all of Woburn.

Janice was the daughter-in-law of the late Peter and Anna Carbone, sister-in-law of Peter and Carol Carbone of Woburn, John Carbone of Gloucester, Dianne Carbone of Woburn, Joseph and Connie Carbone of Woburn, Anna Marie and the late James Murphy of Woburn, Robert and Diane Carbone of Woburn, and is survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Janice was also very special to Katie Cahill and Patrick Cahill.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62) Wilmington, on Wednesday, April 12th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 11th from 4-8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers donations in Janice’s memory may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


45 Entries in Guest Book for “Janice E. (Chamberlain) Carbone”

  1. Diane Seery says:

    Sal and family,
    The world has lost a beautiful soul today.
    Janice had such an easy way about her and always went out of her way to make others comfortable.
    I wish I had the words to ease your pain. Just know she will never really leave your side.
    Rest In Peace Janice and say hello to Diane.

  2. The Hall Family says:

    Thoughts and prayers to all of you……so many wonderful memories of such a sweet and beautiful women…love her and all of you….Eddie, Marianne & family

  3. Lisa (Hawkes) Jennings says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time! May her memory be in your heart as she watches over you.
    Lisa (Hawkes) jennings

  4. Michelle (Hawkes) byrd and frank Hawkes says:

    So sorry to hear of Janice passing our thoughts and prayers to you all have many fond memories growing up with you all she was a great lady xoxo

  5. SID AND SHARON says:


  6. Karen cleary says:

    My heart goes out to the whole family at this very sad time. Unfortunately I don’t know the whole family but I’ve become a good friend of Sharon’s over the years and my heart breaks to see what that girl is going through she loved her mom more than life Sharon she will always be looking over you, you were a great loving daughter who spoke very highly of her mom,
    My prayers are with you and your family.

  7. Debbie Banda says:

    So very sorry. She was such a wonderful lady.

  8. Adriana & Marc Carbone says:

    Our deepest condolences to the family. Janice was such a sweet and loving person. She will be greatly missed .
    We are sorry we won’t be there for the services but we will be there in spirit praying for Janice and family. With love, Marc and Adriana Carbone

  9. Julie Sbraccia-Manos says:

    Dear Carolyn and family:
    Marilyn and I last saw your mother in a store picking out cards. Your dad was in the car waiting for her. We had a great conversation with her and I will always remember her beautiful smile.

  10. Brian Tildsley says:

    After hearing the news of her passing, I closed my eyes & was instantly taken back into the sunshine of my childhood.

    We were the barefoot boys of summer…right out of the Stephen King classic Stand by Me. Riding bikes, fishing, playing sports, chasing girls and causing trouble was how we spent all of our time together growing up. It’s a time (I know) stays close, in all of our hearts & minds. We didn’t have a care in the world.

    Janice & Sal were a huge part of that upbringing for us. Whether it was swimming in the Carbone pool, Slam dunk contests in the driveway or even visiting into some extra yardwork, Janice always made you feel welcome. Her home was like a second one to many of us. She always had something to eat and there was always something fun to do. It was one of the places from our past that we can still remember all these years later…the color of the rugs, the smell of the kitchen & the way the grass felt under our feet. It was a home like our own… filled with a true love of Family!

    As we moved into high school and started competing in organized sports, led by Janice & Sal, the Carbone Crew was always there (At Everything) making their presence felt. After HS when we followed the football career of Eric at Merrimack – her tailgate parties were the stuff of legends! Tons of food & drink surrounded by family and friends.

    Even now with our own children, the sight of Janice & Sal at a competition or game is always a constant. You get the boys weighed in, stretched out or ready to go and you look up to the bleachers and there they both were (always together) ready for the start of the next game or match. You’d look forward to catching up with them at the end of the event because no matter what happened (most especially when we lost) you knew Janice was always good for a nice “pick me up” to make you feel better. “The boys played so hard” – “They should be so proud” – “That other team was way too big & cheap” – “That Ref stunk out the joint with those bad calls”. Sal of course (by her side) would sit and agree with everything she’d say. After the game she would genuinely check on how everyone in my family was doing. She would then inquire about the next game and finally leave me with a nice big hug…

    The Tildsleys are very sorry for the Carbone family today. Janice was a true Matriarch to a wonderful family, a great friend to many and one of the warm memories to this 41yr old’s childhood.

    Love Brian T.

  11. Denise Robarge says:

    Brenda, Sal and Family, Our deepest condolence on your loss. We are thinking of you at the is difficult time.

    Love, Denise, Joey and Seamus

  12. Joseph Mastroianni says:

    it was heartbreaking to get Peter’s email yesterday. Janice was one of the most kind and loving persons in our extended family. Please know that I share the grief and loss that your family is experiencing and how deeply Janice will be missed. You are all in my thoughts with love.

  13. Francine (Plunkett) Boykin says:

    I am so saddened to learn of Janice’s passing. I will always remember her sweet spirit and the kindness Janice showed to me when we were classmates (and cheerleaders) at Woburn H.S. After graduation we would see one another from time to time (always with you by her side). She was truly a beautiful person inside and out. From reading the other entries she continued that kindness and beautiful spirit throughout her entire life. Monte and I send our deepest sympathies to you and your entire family.

  14. David and Joanne Sichi says:

    Dear Sal and Family,
    May you find comfort in knowing that your loved one waits for you.
    Do not grieve too much, Janice is smiling down on all of you.
    May She Rest In Peace.

  15. Judith (Powers) Golden says:

    To all Janice’s family,
    My deepest sympathy and prayers for you. Janice was the sweetest person, always friendly, warm and so nice. We had lost touch, but I remember our early days, in high school and as early marrieds. At our”club”, where we would gather without our children and laugh and talk together every other Tuesday night, we were young mothers discussing and solving the world’s problems. I’m so sorry for your loss. Judy (Powers) Golden

  16. Karen Paulsen Durand says:

    My only memories of Janice go way back to high school. She was beautiful inside and out. Blessings on those she loved and left behind.

  17. John "Jay" Powers says:

    Sal and Family
    A great lady and classmate.
    Condolences to the Carbone Family.

  18. Deb Bannon says:

    Sal, Sharon and Family,
    I’m so sorry to hear of Janice’s passing. It is never easy to say goodbye to a loved one. I often chatted about the terrific memories I had, going on vacations, just hanging around the house or heading up to the beach in Gloucester with the Carbone Clan. What great memories! Your mom will be missed by many. She touched so many hearts in her lifetime…. RIP Janice….. You’ve gained your wings. Fly free of pain and look over all of us with your infectious smile….

  19. Beverly and Fred DeWolfe says:

    Dear Sal and Family,

    I was so sorry to hear of Janice’s passing. I was one of the many friends of Janice. We met each other at the P.F Gavin Junior High School in South Boston and became best friends. I was so sad when she moved to Woburn, but we have been in touch with each other these many years. She was a beautiful person and we are so fortunate to have known Janice and we will always have special memories of her.

    Sending you and your family our sympathy and love. Beverly and Fred

  20. john doucette says:

    Janice was always a very classy classmate. I send my prayers. rip janice

  21. Beverly Hull Tassinari says:

    I remember Janice so well from our fun years at Woburn High School and at the many reunions. She was a wonderful person and such a great “grandma”. My prayers go out to the family on her loss. Remembering Always!
    Bev Hull Tassinari

  22. Cheryl Morandi says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Janice was one of the most loving women I have ever met. I will never forget all the time our family spent together as children. Truly treasured memories. Please know that my prayers are with you all. Love Cheryl

  23. Jim and Lori Bruce says:

    Cindy and family,

    So sorry for your loss.You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  24. Joanne Moynahan says:

    Janice is fondly remembered as a best friend. I was happy to spend some time with her and Sal a few years ago at a wedding reception,(Billy and Kimberlee). Time passes but the friendship is always there.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you,Sal.

  25. Margaret (Peggy)Greeene Beckwith says:

    Sal and family I send my deepest sympathy. Janice will be missed she was well loved by members of our “Class of 59″ Woburn High and myself. R.I.P. Janice.

  26. The Renjeau Gallery Crew says:

    Sal, We are all saddened at the news that your wife passed away. Just talking with you about your family over the years, we all could see the love you had for her. I hope you will be able to smile when you sit with your family and remember all the good times. She is in a better place.
    With Sympathy,
    Rob, Renate, Donna, Ryan, Catherine, and Joe.

  27. Art and Frame Emporium says:

    We feel that we know your whole family through the wonderful stories and excitement in your heart when you came to our store. It was very difficult for us to hear about the loss of your wonderful wife. As you are always aware that the “prayer chain” for you and all of your family will still continue on from our store to you all.
    May Jan rest in peace.

    God Bless,
    Ed, James, Jean, and Ernie

  28. elizabeth sheeran says:

    Dear Sal and all her family, I too have very fond memories of Janice from WHS, Class of “59. She always had such a beautiful smile and was so very kind. I am saddened too by your loss. May she rest in peace.

  29. Framed In Tatnuck says:

    Dear Sal,

    We are so sorry to hear of Jan’s passing. We know she was a very special woman. We know how much she meant to you and the whole family. May she rest in peace. We are sending you love from all all of us at Framed in Tatnuck. We are here for you.

    God Bless,
    Cliff, Joan, Amanda, Olivia, and Antonia

  30. Don and Janet gordon premier image says:

    Sorry about your loss
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  31. Winthrop Handy says:

    Anne and I would like to express our sincere condolences for the loss of your beloved wife Jan.
    If choice not chance determines destiny then you two have made choices that make your lives and your marriage an exemplary journey.
    Your friends,
    Winthrop and Anne Handy

  32. Betty Scott & Larry Smith says:

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We are glad that you have the support of friends and family during this difficult time.
    Our thoughts are with you,
    Betty & Larry

  33. Ken & Lauren Erickson says:

    To Sal and Family
    Please accept our condolences for your loss…each time we compared vacation destinations, I could see the love you had for Jan and the joy you had together. As you gather your family together, know that your extended family and friends grieve with you. You’re in our thoughts.

  34. Framing Impressions says:


    We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Jan. Having heard of the many joyous family gatherings and getaways you shared made it clear how truly special she was to you and the entire family. You are blessed to have shared in a love so rare!

    With love and sympathy,
    Charlene and Jerry

  35. Steve Ziegler says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss Sal. You have our sincere sympathy.

  36. Nicholas Boragine says:

    God our Father,
    Your power brings us to birth,
    Your providence guides our lives,
    and by Your command we return to dust.

    Lord, those who die still live in Your presence,
    their lives change but do not end.
    I pray in hope for my family,
    relatives and friends,
    and for all the dead known to You alone.

    In company with Christ,
    Who died and now lives,
    may they rejoice in Your kingdom,
    where all our tears are wiped away.
    Unite us together again in one family,
    to sing Your praise forever and ever.

  37. Richard Marthers says:

    My sincerest condolences to you and your family.

  38. The Complete Picture says:

    Dear Sal,
    I just received the news and I am just so sorry to hear of Jan’s passing. I know she was your beloved and so very precious to you! I hope that you and your children, grandchildren and whole family can find much comfort in the wonderful memories that you have together of Jan as your wife, as a mother, grandmother and I am certain many things to many others. From all that you have told me over the years she was a great woman and you shared a wonderful life together. These last several years she fought a good hard fight. I will pray for you and your family Sal that God’s comfort and compassion will be with you in the coming days and weeks and even months. I know that you are a close family and I hope that closeness is especially precious now to you all. I (we) miss you very much Sal and please know that others sorrow with you!

    Diane, Peter, Matthew

  39. Black Duck Gallery says:

    It is with a heavy heart that we send our condolences on the loss of Jan. Through the years it has always been so obvious what a special person she was. Wishing that the wonderful stories you shared with us about Jan and all of your family will help you get through this most difficult time. We miss your visits so much. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Eileen and Walter Reynolds

  40. Jenn Myers says:

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your wife. I always enjoyed hearing the wonderful stories about your family. It was clear that she was full of love for her family and so many others. Thank you for sharing just a little bit of that joy on your visits. I wish you and your family all the best.

  41. Arnold Art Gallery says:

    The Staff of Arnold Art would like to express their deepest sympathy to Sal and the extended Carbone family for the loss of their beloved their Jan.
    We were all so deeply touched when Sal chose to retire to take care of Jan expressing his deep love and devotion to her.
    We all wish them all our best thoughts and prayers at this time of such great sorrow.
    Bill, Sandy, Cathy, Mel, Perri, Jordan, Angie and Ben

  42. Classic Framers says:

    Dear Sal,
    I’m sorry to hear of your wife’s passing. My deepest sympathy to you and your family in your loss.

    Lido Mochetti
    Classic Framers
    Westerly, RI 02891

  43. Ambi Baier says:

    Dear Sal,
    I was so sad to hear of Jan’s passing. I know how devoted you were to her. Even though I didn’t know her, my family and I will long remember her through her kindness. You and Jan shared a family Easter bread recipe with me a few years ago and I’ve made it ever since. Jan’s tradition lives on in my family. Blessings.
    Ambi Baier

  44. Inge says:

    Sal and family, my heart felt sympathy goes out to you all, I know how much she meant to you and your loved ones, but….
    “God saw she was getting tired and a cure was not to be
    so he put his arms around her and said
    “please come with me”
    May these few words be a little comfort for you.

  45. Sue & Aaron says:

    Our love and prayers surround all of you…We hope you find comfort in her radiant peace and freedom from the challenges. She is so full of love and gratitude for all of you. Blessings, Sue and Aaron S.

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