Janice E. Houde, 62, of Hamden, passed away at CT Hospice on October 11, 2010 with her devoted family by her side. She was born in New Haven on April 26, 1948 to the late Julius and Rosemary Anderson Toth. Janice is survived by her three children and their spouses, Edward Jr. and Lisa Houde of North Haven, Christopher and Rachel Houde of East Granby and Megan and Michael Karcher of Glens Falls, NY; brother, Douglas Toth of Hamden; sister Elaine Reitmeyer and her husband Thomas of Huntington; grandchildren, Ashlie, Lauren, Daniel, and Jason Houde; aunt, Elsie O'Connell of Hamden. Janice was raised in Hamden until moving to West Haven where she lived for over 30 years. Ten years ago she happily moved back to Hamden. She worked for AT&T for 14 years and was an active member with the Union Local 1298 CWA. She volunteered her time with an anonymous Fellowship which was close to her heart. Now a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, she had been a Member and lector for over 30 years at Our Lady of Victory. Janice and her family are grateful to the nurses and staff at the Father McGivney Cancer Center and the CT Hospice. As Janice would say 'Keep the Faith'. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden, on Thursday, October 14th at 9:15 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church at 10 a.m. Followed by burial in Beaverdale Memorial Park. Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday evening from 4 to 8 p.m. Contributions in memory of Janice may be sent to CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405.

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  1. Carl and I are so sorry for your loss. Just know mom will always be there watching over you. She is your angel now.

  2. Dear Houde Family, My deepest sympathy to you in the loss of your loved one. Janice was a beautiful person both inside and out. I will always remember her smile, laughter and warm and generous heart. Janice will be missed – I was blessed to have known her.

  3. Ed, Chris and Megan, We are deeply saddened by your loss but are comforted in knowing she is now with God and her battle with cancer is now over. You are in our thoughts and prayers. I am forever grateful in the words of encouragement she had for me. Thank You Aunt Janice, you will be missed.

  4. Ed, Chris, Megan and your families, So sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. She and I used to lector together at OLOV. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Your mom was a great lady and I’m sure she’s watching over you and your families from heaven. Peace, Ken Mathews

  5. Ed, Lisa, Danny & Jason: We are deeply saddened by your loss. Janice is in our thoughts and prayers as God holds her in the palm of His hands. Our prayers include all of Janice’s family as they journey through this diffcult time. Love, Don, Dianne & Ashley

  6. Lisa, Ed and Family, Our prayers go out to you right now. This is a horrible thing to deal with. Please take comfort knowing she is not in any pain any more. She’s up there with my Dad and Dan watching over all of us now. Love to you all. xoxo

  7. May God bless you all. I had many good times with Janice including stuffing envelopes last year. My heart is truly saddened by this loss. I wish her peace. Love always, Pat

  8. May she rest in peace. Our prayers are with the family.Eddie & Lisa you take care, and know that Bill & I are thinking of you. Love Mary &Bill Hunt

  9. My heart is heavy today as a very good friend is gone. I have so many wonderful memories of Janice laughing, singing, and joining hands of love. She is here in our hearts and now in heaven with our good friend Beverly F. They are sitting together watching over us telling us to .Keep the Faith., Live life to the fullest and always smile. We will miss you Janice. Love ya Angela

  10. To Janice’s family, May you always feel that your mother is with you; she lives in your lives & and in the lives of all those who knew & loved her. She was kind & a great help to so many people. Sincere Condolences

  11. To the Houde Family, especially my wonderful friend Megan, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I pray that God will give you strength and peace knowing that your mother is in a better place. Love, Katie

  12. To the Houde family, we are so sorry for your loss. Janice was a fun, outgoing and caring person. She will be deeply missed by all. -Love, the Bernardo Family

  13. To the Houde Family: Although I only knew her for a short time, your Mom was truly a wonderful person. May today be better than yesterday, tomorrow better than today. God Bless

  14. Ed, Lisa, Dan and Jay, We are so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers. I will remember her kindness and smile on our trips to the city. May the memories you shared stay with you keeping Janice close to your heart.

  15. God has taken home an amazing angel who while here on earth has done so much and has touched and helped change so many peoples lives. She will be greatly missed. Our deepest sympathy Love~ Jodie & Jim

  16. I’m so sorry for your loss. Janice was an inspiration to me. She always maintained her Serenity. I lived in New haven & knew her for many years thru AFG. My prayers are with your family at this time. Janice was always an angel & now she’s with them in heaven. God Bless You. Gail Reddin ( Gail R. Easthampton MA)

  17. Janice, will be missed by many. I had the privalge of working with her At CWA 1298 for many years. We talked many times about our Children, and Grandchildren. She was so proud and loved them all so much. She was always willing to help her Union Brothers and Sisters. Janice’s Kindness and generousity will always be remembered. Rest well my Sister. Keep the Faith. Brian G. Le Blanc UAP CWA 1298

  18. My sincere sympathy to Janice’s family. I have known Janice for many years and know how much she loved each of you. You are in my prayers at this difficult time. Carol

  19. To all of you–I have known Janice for a long time–we shared much together–I will miss her and am so sorry for your loss. Joan Vergean

  20. Very shocked to hear of the passing of Janice. Janice was our babysitter growing up on Michael Rd in Hamden. My condolences to the entire family. With Deepest Sympathy, Michael Funaro

  21. EDDIE,CHRIS,AND MEGAN, JIMMY AND I ARE SO VERY SORRY TO LEARN OF YOUR LOSS. WE WILL REMEMBER JAN IN OUR PRAYERS. LOVE JIM AND JIMMY VILLANO

  22. Janice will be deeply missed by many. She was truly a wonderful person who always had a kind word to share. She was beautiful both inside and out, a true angel. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  23. To the Houde Family, I have known your Mom for a very long time. Most important in her life was her children and grandchildren. I will remember our many talks and wonderful her sense of humor. She was always first to lend a helping hand or kind word. A bright light has been taken from us too soon but know that she touched many, many lives. I hope you find peace in solice in knowing that your Mom is loved by many.

  24. To The Houde Family: I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Janice. I know this is a very hard thing to go through and by heart goes out to the whole family. God Bless you all. Love Pat

  25. We could not attend memorial for Janice, but she was surely in our thoughts. We are so sorry for the family and hope all are well. We didn’t see Janice or her family often but she was a part of our early memories in our first home.

  26. Edward, Lisa and Megan. I am so sorry to learn of your lost of your mother. She was truly a good person and kind to all. She worked so hard and gave so much especially with the young people. May your loving memories of her live with you

  27. Sorry to hear of your loss chris and meagan didn’t know your mom was sick saw her at afg conv and she gave me updates on you both she was very proud of you both. i’f you want email me i would love to be there if you need to talk/ take it O.D.A.T. TerryO

  28. Jan

    I miss you and love you sooo much! We made alot of special memories together..sometimes we’d laugh til our stomachs hurt! Ahhhh those were the days!Oh how I wish you were here.I dont even know who to vote for and I need your help desperately on that subject! I can just hear you giving me a synopsis on each candidate. You were such a smart woman you knew a little about everything.Your opinion was always valued by me. You were my Counselaire for many things–especially Union .stuff.. You were my .Go To Girl.. So many times you’d be there for me if I had an issue at work–you definitely knew your Union Book inside and out..You were one tough cookie!!You helped alot of people and I KNOW you are SORELY missed.. Until we meet up again My Sista….know that I love and miss you .

    Love,

    Sandi xoxo

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