Janice M. Searway

janCUMERLAND FORESIDE - Janice ("Jan") M. Searway, 72, of Cumberland Foreside, died peacefully on July 13, 2017, surrounded by family.
She was born in Houlton, on Dec. 10, 1944, the daughter of Harvey Harbison Jr, and Doris Mae Currie Harbison.

Jan graduated from Houlton High School in 1963 and attended Mount Ida Junior College and Ricker College. She married her husband, Scott, in 1966, shortly after his graduation from the Maine Maritime Academy.

Jan was known as a kind and gentle woman who always saw the best in others. She had many close, longstanding friendships and was truly full of grace.

Throughout her adult life, Jan lived in Auburn and Cumberland Foreside, and Naples, Fla. She formed beautiful and deep relationships that she treasured. Her greatest pride and joy was found in her grandchildren and creating special memories with them during summers at their family home on Chebeague Island.

She was a longstanding supporter of the Ronald McDonald House in Portland. A lifelong Episcopalian, she served on the Vestry at St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Auburn and was actively involved at the Episcopal Church of St. Mary in Falmouth.

She is survived by her husband Scott and their three daughters, Ellen Silver (Andrew), of North Potomac, Md.; Linda Gervais (Joseph), of Portland; and Sarah Ledbury (Stephen), of Needham, Mass.; and seven grandchildren, Owen, Eliza, Alexandra, Mia, Thomas, Megan and Matthew. Also surviving are her mother, Doris; sister June Harbison; and several close nephews and a niece. She was predeceased by her father, Harvey, in 1954.

The family would like to thank John Love, M.D.; James Zeitlin, M.D.; and the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, for their loving and compassionate care.

Visiting hours will be at 
Jones, Rich and Barnes Funeral Home,
199 Woodford St., Portland, on Monday, July 17, from 4-7 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the Episcopal Church of St. Mary in Falmouth at 2:30 p.m. on July 18, with burial immediately following in St. Mary's Burial Garden. The family would like to welcome friends and family to join them at Jan and Scott's home in Cumberland Foreside following the service to celebrate her life.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Jan's memory to
The Ronald McDonald House
250 Brackett Street
Portland, ME 04102, or

Susan Curtis Foundation
dba Camp Susan Curtis
1321 Washington Avenue #104
Portland, ME 04103, or

Recompense Fund
P.O. Box 42
Chebeague Island, ME 04017