Janice A. Graves RN of Ayer


Mrs. Janice Alice (Malpass) Graves RN, 75, of Ayer, MA formerly of Westford, MA died unexpectedly Thursday, October 4, 2018 at Nashoba Valley Medical Center in Ayer.

She was married to the late Mr. Arthur G Graves III who died in 2006.

Born in Worcester, MA, she was the daughter of the late Frederick J and Catherine Malpass. Growing up in Auburn, MA, she was a graduate of Auburn High School with the class of 1961.  She completed nursing school and became a Registered Nurse.  Janice earned a Bachelor Degree in Nursing from Middlesex Community College.

She retired from Nashoba Valley Nursing Service. Janice previously worked at Emerson Hospital in Concord, MA, Partner’s Healthcare and Parmenter Wayside Hospice in Wayland, MA.

She was a member of St. Mark Episcopal Church of Westford, MA.

She was a former member of Nabnasset Lake Country Club in Westford, MA. Janice was artistic, and enjoyed reading and music.  She was an animal lover.

She is survived by two daughters, Sondra Graves-Tudryn and the late Melvin Tudryn of North Hampton, and Susan and her husband Douglas Worobey of Peoria, AZ; two sisters, Sheila Massey and her companion, John Freeley of Fiskdale, MA, and Sharon Grassel of Auburn, MA; three brothers and their wives, Dennis and Donna Malpass of Auburn, MA, Frederick and Sandra Malpass of Sterling , MA, and Wayne and Deborah Malpass of Auburn, MA; five grandchildren, Geoffrey and Jonathan Sokolowski, and Joshua, Madison and Darrah Worobey; and many nieces and nephews.

Janice’s wake will be Thurs. from 10 to 11 A.M. followed by a Funeral Service at 11 A.M. at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, MA. Burial in Pine Grove Cemetery, Westford, MA. Memorials may be made in her name to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, 701 Merrimack St. Lowell, MA 01854 ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.


October 11, 2018
10 AM - 11 AM
Dolan Funeral Home


October 11, 2018
11 AM
Dolan Funeral Home
  1. Judy Lantagne says:

    Just heard today about Jan’s passing and so saddened by the news. She was a lovely, caring lady who I was so fortunate to know through Arthur and Nab. May she rest in the peace of our Lord.

  2. Harlene Worobey says:

    Sending thoughts to the family of Janice. She was a very nice lady and always brought happiness to everyone she loved.

  3. Worobey family says:

    Our condolences goes out to our extended family in Massachusetts. We are all grieving over the sudden loss of mom , ma and grandma Jan . She will always be with us.

  4. Worobey family says:

    Our hearts are broken. Mom, ma and grandma Jan is what we called her. She would come to Arizona many times to spend lots of great times with us . We would take her to many of her favorite places especially Sedona. She loved the red rocks and the beautiful scenery, but most of all spending time with us . She enjoyed cooking and baking for us . We also just spent quality time together like just sitting around talking. She left us too soon but she will always be apart of our lives. We miss you so much.

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