PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Janet Arthur of Pittsfield passed peacefully at home Sunday, March 5, 2017, surrounded by her loving family after a long and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
She is survived by her mother, Dorothy E. Cowan. She was predeceased by her father, the late Franklin R. Arthur Sr. She also leaves behind her loving companion of 22 years and caregiver James J. Fitzgerald; two daughters, Stephanie Peck and Heather Baxter; five grandchildren, Keiahna Cargill, Keishon and Khloe Martin, Jazmyn Wesley and Diavonta King; as well as one great-granddaughter, MaKenna Ludbrook. She also leaves many brothers and sisters: Frank Arthur Jr., Russell Arthur, Debbie Fountain, Pam Williams, William Baumann Jr., Tina Mallison, Debra Depson, Toni Arthur and Jamie Arthur.
Our beloved Janet worked as a Certified Nurse's Assistant for many years, care giving for different local facilities. She also enjoyed listening to country music, going shopping, playing bingo and dining with family and loved ones. Her getaways are Cape Cod beaches and recreational sites. Her love's as sweet as a daisy and pure as the first snow. Most of all Janet enjoyed her blessings with all, making sure one is safe, to the moon and back. Good night, God bless, I love you! Thank you to all our winged Saints that took great care over ours.
Funeral notice: A Liturgy of Christian Burial for Janet Arthur, who passed away March 5, 2017, will be held Friday, March 10, 2017, at 9 a.m. at St. Joseph Church celebrated by the Rev. Monsignor Michael Shershanovich, pastor. Burial will be private. There are no calling hours. Memorial donations in memory of Janet may be made to Hospice Care in the Berkshires in care of the Dery Funeral Home, 54 Bradford Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201, which is handling arrangements.