April 22, 1923 ~ December 22, 2020

Born in: Norwich, CT
Resided in: Cheshire, CT

Janice Jervis Anderson, 97, of Cheshire, and a former longtime resident of Hamden, passed away at Elim Park on December 22, 2020. Born in Norwich on April 22, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Harry Ross Jervis and Alma Elizabeth (Fillmore) Jervis. After moving from Norwich, Janice began and completed her schooling in the West Haven school system, going on to secretarial school. She married the late Herbert E. Anderson on June 14th, 1943, and they shared 72 years together until his passing. Janice was the mother of Sheryl A. Maltagliati (Frank) of Hamden, and was predeceased by her son H. Bradford Anderson (Patricia) of Maine. Grandmother to Jeffrey Maltagliati of Chester, Erin Anderson (Michael Johnson) of Whitefield, Maine, and Kimberly Day Anderson of Maine, and great-grandmother to Kaylee-Rose Cappello, Amara and Anya Johnderson. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Janice was predeceased by her sisters; her twin Anice Eckle, Audrey DeGray, and Marilyn McGrath.
Early on in her marriage, Janice volunteered with the Well Baby Program at the VNA. Janice then began her working career at the former Central Guard Service in Westville; later going on to a 40 year employment as a bookkeeper for the former New Haven Trap Rock Company. After her retirement, Janice was a school bus monitor for over 20 years. Janice was a Lady Lioness for many years and also belonged to the Hamden Women’s Club, the afternoon and evening Bridge Groups, and Gourmet Club and immensely enjoyed each group’s activities, along with her crafts and handwork hobbies. Throughout their marriage, Janice and Herbert volunteered to help as many organizations when and wherever they could. The two were active in the Hamden Promenaders Square Dance Club, and together they spent many hours sailing on Long Island Sound and visiting with friends and family at their cottage on Leetes Island, Guilford. When winters approached, Janice’s Sunday afternoons would be spent preparing homemade meals and baked goodies from scratch, and if there was time, a “Sunday afternoon toot” was always fun. Once again she is at peace, rejoined with her beloved husband and son.
Janice will be privately buried beside her family members in Beaverdale Memorial Park. Arrangements are in care of BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the CT Special Olympics, 2666 State Street Suite 1, Hamden, CT 06517.

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  1. Sheryl and the entire Anderson family: Our sincere condolences on the passing of your mom. Jan was a dear friend on Loller Road in Hamden and was part of the very special Birthday Group! We know she will be missed by all! With deep sympathies, Teresa(Nick) Rapuano and family

  2. Sheryl our sincere condolences on the passing of your mother. She was wonderful to work with she will be missed rest in peace Jan.

  3. Sheryl and family,
    I am deeply saddened by the passing of Aunt Jan. So many memories and good times. I am comforted to know that Mom, Dad, Uncle Herb and Aunt Jan are together again reminiscing about their cruises, lions club weekends and family get togethers.
    Gerry Anderson Deyermond

  4. This makes me so sad, I have so many great memories of Aunt Jan and Uncle Herb. My sister Laura and I used to be forever impressed with how stylish Aunt Jan always was and we always said we hoped we looked as good as she did when we were older. I always loved seeing them and felt very much that they mirrored my own grandparents…obviously Uncle Herb was a “twin” of Papa (Walt), but Aunt Jan also looked a lot like Grandma (Izzy). I’m so sorry for your loss and my heart goes out to your family. I take comfort in knowing that she will be reunited with Uncle Herb and everyone else up there ❤️

  5. We are so sorry to hear of Jan’s passing. She was such a light in the Anderson family, and we were just reminiscing about all the family picnics and get togethers. Memories are forever, and our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. She is dancing with Herb and Brad now!

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