Janice Grannell Whitaker

Janice Grannell Whitaker, R.N., of Westford, MA, passed away on July 27th in Boston. She was 78 years old. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Rev. James S. Whitaker, sons Mark A. Whitaker of Mebane, NC, John S. Whitaker of Cumberland, ME, daughters Anne Whitaker-Simpson of Pownal, VT and Sarah Whitaker Cegalis of Littleton, MA, brother Andrew Grannell of Portland, ME, sisters Kathy Kihanya of Milton, MA and Beth Mulholland of Delray Beach, FL, sister-in-law Susan Cannon of Concord, MA, 8 grandchildren and 13 nieces and nephews.

Daughter of the late Edna and George Grannell of Rumford, ME and brother of the late Richard Grannell of Melbourne, FL, Janice was a graduate of New England Deaconness Nursing School and worked for many years at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Bedford, MA. She was an active member of West Chelmsford United Methodist Church. In her retirement she pursued her lifelong passion for family genealogical research.

Visiting hours will be held Tuesday, July 30, 6-8pm at Badger Funeral Home, Littleton, MA. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, July 31, 11am at West Chelmsford United Methodist Church. Condolences can be sent via email to: director@badgerfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made either to Janice’s church or to a suitable charitable organization. Janice will be laid to rest on Chebeague Island, ME at a later date.