M. Janice Cleary

  • Died: October 11, 2021
  • Location: Drexel HIll, Pennsylvania

D'Anjolell Memorial Home of Broomall

2811 West Chester Pike
Broomall, PA 19008

Tel. (610) 356-4200

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Sister, Aunt and Friend


Mary Janice, age 72, passed away on October 10, 2021. Janice was fierce in every sense of the word. She was incredibly independent and free-spirited, wildly loyal, and extraordinarily generous. She was quick to share a cup of tea and to spoil those around her, especially her beloved golden retrievers. Janice enjoyed the finer things in life including spending time with family, traveling the world with her siblings, Nancy and Jim, and single handedly keeping QVC afloat during the pandemic. She was particularly proud of her Irish heritage and counted her trips to Ireland among her favorite memories. She spent the majority of her life in Drexel Hill, where she honored family memories in the same house she grew up in. As an educator for more than 30 years, Janice taught countless students to be kind, caring individuals who understood the value of hard work. She will be missed dearly by her sister Nancy Ann Cleary and brother Jim Cleary, her sister-in-law Ginny Cleary, and dozens of nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.

Janice is predeceased by her brother John Francis Cleary Jr, and her parents John Francis Cleary Sr. and Mary Theresa Cleary (Conaughton).

Survived by her sister Nancy Ann Cleary and her brother Jim Cleary and sister-in-law Ginny Cleary, also many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing on Friday 8:00-9:45 a.m. at The D'Anjolell Memorial Home of Broomall 2811 West Chester Pike, 19008 and Funeral Mass 10:30 a.m.at St. Bernadette's Church 1001 Turner Ave., Drexel Hill, PA 19026. Interment S.S. Peter & Paul Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers contributions in Janice's name may be made to the American Diabetes Association at
www.diabetes.org would be appreciated.

Condolences www.danjolell.com


Condolence & Memory Journal

To Nancy, I would like to send my sincere condolence to you and your family, Your will always have your memories, times you spent together laughing and smiles with one another, God will always be with you on those days when its hard not too cry we all send our love .
The Staff at 500 W8th Street, Wilmington Teresa, Ron, Jay, Hallie, Ainje, Darnell, Bobby ,Ellen

Posted by Teresa Nowell - DE - Coworker   October 14, 2021

Sincere condolences to Ms. Cleary's family. I never had the pleasure of meeting her, but to know she was an educator makes her a special person already. In addition, I have the privilege of working with her wonderful niece, Laurie Backall, who has shared great memories of times with her aunt. You are all a tribute to how she has touched your lives and impacted who you are. May her memory be a blessing to you.

Posted by Darryl Bundrige - Lansdowne, PA   October 13, 2021

Ann and I send our deepest condolences to the family. I worked with Janice for over thirty years in the Aronimink School in Drexel Hill, Pa. She was a dedicated professional and always willing to help with projects around the school. Her life was not always easy, but she always had a smile for her friends. Rest in Peace, dear friend. You are now resting with the Lord.

Posted by Craig Rishel - Upper Darby, PA - coworker   October 13, 2021

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