Janet “Jan” M. Noseworthy

Tewksbury- Janet “Jan” M. Noseworthy passed away at home peacefully, surrounded by her loved ones on May 19, 2021.
She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Harvey Noseworthy, her two daughters Kristin and Danielle Noseworthy, and her beloved grandson Brayden Asselin. She is also survived by her two sisters Trisha Zani and Carol McHugh.
Janet was born on January 19, 1956 in Cambridge, Massachusetts to the late Mario and Rita Roscio. She graduated from Watertown high school. After high school she worked at Western Electric where she met her husband Harvey and a long list of lifelong friends. They married on April 29, 1978 and moved to Tewksbury shortly after, where they went on to raise their two girls.
Jan devoted her life to her family and friends. She was the most selfless loving woman, who would do anything to help others. She enjoyed working hard, trips to Foxwoods and Atlantic City with her best friends, being “Auntie Jan” to anyone who needed a spare auntie, lobster rolls down the cape, but most importantly spoiling her favorite person, her grandson Brayden. Being his “Mamma” was her greatest joy in this world. Recently retired from 20 years at the post office, she looked forward to spending every moment she could with him. She will be greatly missed by anyone who ever had the pleasure of meeting her.
A memorial mass will be held in her memory on Wednesday June 2, 2021 at 1130am at St Williams church 1351 Main St, Tewksbury, MA 01876. A celebration of life will follow in Jan’s memory at a later date.


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31 Condolences

  1. Sheena Stone on May 21, 2021 at 2:13 pm

    Prayers for you all. I am so sorry. I am so glad this sweet soul is finally at peace xo may her peace be eternal with the lord xo

  2. Joan Piona on May 21, 2021 at 2:28 pm

    Harvey,Danielle,and Kristen.
    My sincere condolences of the loss of Janet. Janet was a beautiful person both inside and outside. She was always there for everyone. She was both my cousin and my friend. I will definitely miss our phone conversations. She always found time to call me when she was driving to one of her favorite casinos. I know how much she loved her grandson Brayden.

  3. Barbara Saul on May 21, 2021 at 2:29 pm

    So so sorry for the loss of your Wife, Mom,Grandma,Sister and the many,many friends that Will miss her dearly.
    Love and prayers to all.

  4. Sue Roscio Kostyk on May 21, 2021 at 2:59 pm

    To all Janet’s family, she was truly a one of a kind person. Always trying to keep in touch with me and my sister and we enjoyed our visits at Foxwoods. Will miss her enthusiastic conversations. Peaceful memories to you all

  5. Misty on May 21, 2021 at 3:19 pm

    Jan was kind, funny and generous to everyone. No matter what you were going through she always made sure everyone was having a nice time. May God Bless your family Rest In Peace Jan.

  6. Judy Mercurio on May 21, 2021 at 4:30 pm

    Harvey,Kristen,Danielle & Brayden & family…..I am at a loss for words my thoughts & prayers are with all of you. I am going to miss my friend I met after I started post office in 1999 & will forever treasure our friendship, conversations, trips to foxwood she worked hard ,played hard she was selfless and the thing she was most proud of was her family especially her grandson Brayden she would light up telling about his hockey games or anything about him..I’m so sorry for all of you,.RIP my friend I will miss you.

  7. Laura Yerardi Deignan on May 21, 2021 at 5:40 pm

    Trisha and Carol,
    Janet left me with so many memories of growing up on Merrifield Ave. Mahjong, cards, driving around in her car. She talked loudly and a mile a minute! It was her trademark. She was full of life and always very generous to others. I remember she gave my date her car so he could take me to my senior prom.
    Take comfort she is no longer in pain and will always be with you in spirit. XO

  8. Mary felix on May 21, 2021 at 6:50 pm

    To the Noseworthy family I’m so sad to hear of her passing may she be at peace and prayers to all the family

  9. Debbie Connolly on May 21, 2021 at 6:51 pm

    My heart is broken to hear that Jan has left us. Such a fun loving person who would literally give you the shirt off her back. What fun we all had at Western Electric back in the day. Bowling on Thursday nights, all the softball games and the trips to the cape were memories I will always treasure. She made friends with anyone she stumbled upon and kept those friendships forever. I am so sorry to hear she was in pain in the end but she fought a good fight so many times in her life. She cherished her husband and girls with such unconditional love and we all know how she felt about her little sidekick. He grew up at the casinos, eating at the best restaurants and swimming in those beautiful pools with his main squeeze. She will be sorely missed by so many. May she be free from pain and rest in eternal peace.

  10. Robert Ciulla on May 21, 2021 at 8:41 pm

    Harvey, my thoughts and prayers go out to you, Danielle, and Kristen. Our sincere condolences for the loss of Janet. As you know we have many wonderful memories of good times together. Janet was a beautiful person both inside and outside, a friend to Everyone she met. Sending prayers to the Noseworthy family at this difficult time!

  11. Marion Stanley on May 21, 2021 at 10:18 pm

    My sincere condolences to all of you in your time of loss. I worked with Janet for many years in North Reading. She always had a smile for people. She was a great person.

  12. Mike Dolaher on May 21, 2021 at 10:46 pm

    So sorry to hear about Janet. Always a fun loving person. I worked with her and Harvey at Western Electric for many years. My condolences to Harvey and her family.

  13. Patricia Busconi on May 21, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    Harvey, Danielle,and Kristen and Brayden. Our sincere condolences of the loss of Janet. Janet was a beautiful person both inside and out. She was always there for everyone. We will definitely miss our phone conversations. She always found time to call us on our birthdays. We knew how much she loved her grandson Brayden.
    He was the apple of her eye. Janet baby sat for my children years ago. My children loved her so much. We were truly blessed to have had her in our lives. R.I.P. Janet. Our prayers are with you and your beautiful family.

  14. Roberta Chapin on May 22, 2021 at 2:15 am

    My sincere condolences on the loss of Janet. I worked at N. Reading MEPDC with Janet. Janet loved to share stories of her Grandson and all they did together. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  15. Charlie Morancy on May 22, 2021 at 12:59 pm

    Sorry for your loss Harvey. Jan was a super person. We all share so many great memories from Western Electric

  16. Angela Ciulla on May 22, 2021 at 5:16 pm

    Dear Harvey, Kristen ,Danielle and Brayden
    I’m so heartbroken to hear this devastating news!! Rob and I moved to Florida about 10 years ago, so I’ve been out of touch with everyone. I’m sorry I didn’t get to see her before she passed. I remember all the great times we had at Western Electric! All the laughter and all the tears!!! I pray that she is in peace now and that your family starts healing. Take comfort in knowing that she is now up in heaven with all the angels!! RIP my friend.

  17. Marie Musto on May 22, 2021 at 5:30 pm

    I met Janet and Harvey in the 70s and we’ve been friends ever since. We worked together at Western Electric. I have a lot of great memories from down the Cape. I’ll miss meeting for breakfast. I’m glad we always kept in touch. You had the biggest personality and always lit up like a Christmas tree talking about Brayden. I’ll miss you terribly my friend.

  18. Linda Bryan on May 22, 2021 at 10:07 pm

    Harvey, Kristen,Danielle & Brayden, Janet will be missed by anyone that knew her. She had a heart of gold and was always there if you needed her.We have a lot of great memories over the years. I always admired her because she lived life to the fullest. RIP Janet Thoughts & Prayers are with you.

  19. Theresa Griffin on May 23, 2021 at 11:15 pm

    Dear Harvey and family so sorry for your loss we will never forget the times we had at western electric she was so much fun to be with RIP my friend Wally and Theresa

  20. Paul Giangrande on May 24, 2021 at 7:22 pm

    We all just kids when we met each other working at Western Electric.
    Reading all the condolences shows how loved Jan really was.
    For some strange reason she liked me.
    All I can say is that it’s a good thing I sold her a good car.
    Friends will always be friends
    I will always remember that very fast voice saying “Paolo, give me back my newspaper, it’s not mine, it’s my mother’s”

    Rest In Piece

    As Joe Sullivan would say “ time to go”

  21. Benny Marra on May 24, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    To Harvey and the entire family. My sincere condolences. I was so saddened to hear of Jan’s passing. We all had the good fortune of working with, and being friends with Harvey and Janet at that second home of ours called Western Electric. We were together in an era that cannot be duplicated,,,,we were all friends and friends for life. Please pass on our condolences to your family.

  22. Doug Campbell on May 25, 2021 at 5:03 pm

    So sorry to hear of Jan’s untimely passing…Such a kind and caring soul. I worked with Jan and Harvey at Western Electric in the 1980’s. Great memories of bowling, softball, fishing trips ….
    If my memory serves me correctly, Jan fixed me up with a friend of hers, Debbie Mancusco…We had a lot of fun!! Those were the days!
    Like the jobs at Western Electric….gone way too soon!! We were 1 big family…so many wonderful memories! Wishing peace and healing to Harvey and all of the Noseworthy family members…

  23. Jessica Spinazola on May 25, 2021 at 8:17 pm

    Janet was my first employer. She was working 3 jobs and I helped take care of her children when she was at job #1. She was always very generous and often tipped me when she had a good day. Her girls are exceptional human beings just like their amazing mother. Janet was also very close with my grandmother and visited her often or took her to Bingo. There was never a person Anet wouldn’t befriend. Never anyone Janet wouldn’t help. She alway had a smile on her face. Love and miss you Janet

  24. Judy Cook on May 25, 2021 at 11:43 pm

    Janet was the most generous, kind, selfless person I have ever met. She would give you the shirt off her back and think nothing of it. We have been friends since our girls were in kindergarten, have had many laughs and memories over the years. Will never forget our bus trip to PEI- to say the least it was very memorable! So thankful for our many phone calls especially over the past year and thankful I got to see you on May 19th. Rest in peace my friend! Hope there is a casino in heaven for you! xoxo

  25. Ida Kalavantis on May 26, 2021 at 1:06 am

    I never met Jan but from how her daughter has always regarded her, I imagined she was a pretty special Mom, Grandma, and wife. May she Rest In Peace and her memories remain forever.

  26. Faye Carter on May 26, 2021 at 8:42 pm

    Janet was a kind, sweet lady who worked hard all her life and loved her Family and Friends.She came to Canada with my sister Judy (on the bus) . We laughed so much my side’s were sore. Then she became a Grammie a month before I did.We were blessed to have Grandsons with the same name (Brayden ).Brayden was the Apple of her eye!!!!!! Every time I went to visit Judy, Janet would come for a visit. Janet you will be missed greatly by all!!!!!! Rest in peace and i am sure you will get a casino going and have everyone in stiches.

  27. Phaedra Deland-Ippolito on May 27, 2021 at 3:09 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Janet I had the pleasure of working with Janet on Tour 1. A bunch of us would always enjoy taking time to go out to breakfast after work. She was a kind and loving woman and will be dearly missed. RIP Janet

  28. Kathy Graziano on May 30, 2021 at 12:39 am

    Harvey, Kristin,Danielle & Brayden I am so sorry for your loss. I can only imagine how you are all dealing with this. Janet is like a sister to me. I miss her so much. We talked every day. Most days twice a day. That is a void in my life that will never be replaced and that’s hard for me to deal with. In my heart I know she wouldn’t want us to be sad but remember her as loving us. She was the most loving, caring person. Always making sure we were happy. Love you all and the happy memories will pull us through this ❤️

  29. Patricia (McKinnon) Alloway on May 30, 2021 at 2:25 pm

    Harvey and family I am so sorry to hear of Jan’s passing. She was a good and kind person. She was a friend to all. Many wonderful memories of working with her at Western. One of the best bowlers in the league. I will always remember her drinking the silver bullets. May she rest in peace and all the wonderful memories you share give you comfort in the days ahead.

  30. Brianne Caso on June 2, 2021 at 12:07 am

    Janet was such a generous, kind and big-hearted person. She was so fun to be around and I’ll always remember her laughing, telling a joke at the top of her voice and living life exactly the way she wanted. My thoughts and prayers go out to her whole family. She loved you all so much. Our “Girl’s Weekends” won’t be the same without her.

  31. Áine Smutzer on June 18, 2021 at 2:37 am

    Danielle & Family,

    I’m so very sorry for the loss of your dear mom.
    You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

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