Janice Atkins Faucett – Shelburne

Janice Atkins Faucett died Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, in Fletcher Allen Health Care following a brief illness. Born Janice Elizabeth Remington on June 18, 1942, in Providence, R.I., she was predeceased by her parents, Clinton O. Remington Jr. and Elizabeth Racine Remington, of Oakland, R.I. She was also predeceased by her sisters, Judith Remington Parsons formerly of Charlotte, Vt., and Joyce Remington McKenna formerly of Pascoag, R.I. Janice is survived by her husband, Thomas B. Faucett of Shelburne; son, Jefferson C. Atkins Sr. and partner, Steven J. Thomas, of Weathersfield; grandson, Jefferson C. Atkins Jr. of Burlington; granddaughter, Theresa D. Atkins, and grandson, Owen D. Atkins of Fairfield, Conn., and Weathersfield, Vt. Janice is also survived by her brother, Clinton O. Remington III and sister-in-law, Susan Hardiman Remington, of Harrisville, R.I.; brother-in-law, Rodney L. Parsons of Charlotte; and brother-in-law, Gerard McKenna of Providence, R.I. Janice’s life was fulfilled abundantly with the many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews that she thoroughly loved and enjoyed throughout her life. Having graduated from Burriville High School in Burriville, R.I., in 1960, Janice went on to pursue a career in nursing and graduated from Lasalle Junior College in Auburndale, Mass., where she received her associate degree in 1963. Her nursing career began at the Boston Floating Hospital in Boston, Mass., where she worked as a staff nurse in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. In 1964, she joined the staff of Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Fla., as a medical surgical nurse. From 1965 through 1967, Janice worked in the intensive care unit at James Walker Memorial Hospital in Wilmington, N.C. Janice then became a first surgical assist nurse and office nurse for a Pediatric Surgeon in Pensacola, Fla. In 1971, Janice moved to Vermont and continued her nursing career at Fletcher Allen Health Care as an operating room nurse. During her tenure at Fletcher Allen, Janice worked in numerous specialties before eventually making the Cardio-Thoracic team her home. She worked as the Assistant Head Nurse and Nurse Clinician previous to her appointment as Nurse Manager for the Cardio-Thoracic and Neurosurgery surgical specialties. Janice retired from Fletcher Allen in 1999, after 28 years of service. Often referred to as Herzen Mutter (German for “heart mother”) by the founding surgeons of the Cardio-Thoracic team, Janice was instrumental in the development of what is now the successful Cardio-Thoracic Service at Fletcher Allen Health Care. In addition, Janice served on the Association of Operating Room Nurses on the Education Committee, as President Elect, President and Vice President. After retirement, Janice worked for six years with the local VNA chapter as the Adult Home Case Manager. At the time of her death, she was employed at Aesculapius Medical Center. Janice thrived in her lifetime from the love and support of all her family, friends and co-workers. One of her greatest joys was to vacation with her grandchildren every year for the last 20 years on Martha’s Vineyard. Calling hours will be at the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Rd., Burlington, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, from 4 to 7 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at St. John Vianney Church, 150 Hinesburg Road, South Burlington. Interment will be at the family’s discretion on Acote’s Hill in Chepachet, R.I. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the of Vermont, 434 Hurricane Lane, Williston, VT 05495; or the Visiting Nurse Association of Vermont, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, VT 05446, in the name of Janice Atkins Faucett.

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