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Janice A. “Jan” (Murphy) Spracklin

A Funeral Mass was celebrated on Wednesday, December 1st in Blessed Mother of the Morning Star Parish – St. Mary’s Church, Revere for Janice A. “Jan” (Murphy) Spracklin, who died in the loving presence of her family & her God on Friday, November 26th at her home in Revere, following a long illness with breast cancer, she was 74 years old.

Jan was born in Boston and was raised & educated in East Boston. She was an alumna of East Boston High School, Class of 1965. Jan was married to her love, Norman G. Spracklin on November 19, 1969. After they were married, they settled in Chelsea before moving to Revere in 1973. Together they raised their children and Jan was a very dedicated mother & wife, first & foremost. One of Jan’s proudest accomplishments was when she owned & operated “Jan’s Country Kitchen”. She operated the restaurant for about 10 years. She served delicious food and it was her witty personality that people fell in love with. She treated all of her customers as if they were her family, which in some cases, they became part of her extended family.  Jan was always a kind & loving person who always found time to help a friend in need. 

She is the devoted & beloved wife of 52 years to Norman G. Spracklin of Revere. Loving mother of Lisa A. Spracklin & Eric C. Spracklin, both of Revere. Cherished grandmother of Courtney T. Spracklin of Burlington. She is the dear sister of Elaine Westmoreland of Saugus, Marilyn Jones of Revere, Phyllis Deleidi & her husband Raymond of Chelsea. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, and cousins.

Remembrances may be made to Susan G. Komen Global Headquarters, P.O. Box 801889, MA 300, Dallas, TX 75380.


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  1. Joan Luciano
    May 8 2022

    Norm, I just heard of Jan’s passing. We connected last year on a Facebook page and shared so many great stories from back in the day,
    Sending my deepest condolences to you and your family.
    May she Rest In Peace.
    Joan Davidian Luciano

  2. Lisa Spracklin
    Feb 14 2022

    Mom I’m missing you more and more each day. You touched so many hearts, more than you’ll ever know. My heart aches because you’re not physically here, yet it is so full of love for all we got to share the past 8 months. I cherish every moment spent together nothing was left unsaid.
    I feel truly blessed to have you as my Mother, tho I’m missing you, my Best friend. You were such a bright light here on earth and you shined so bright on all those you loved and cared for and those who were drawn to you by ur comforting, warmth of your light and compassion. The hardest part was watching ur light slowly dimming and tho you passed so peacefully your light shined no more. I know at that time God was shining his light so bright for you as you headed towards heavens door.
    We put ur ashes on the fireplace in a beautiful pink urn. Your back home with us again. I love you, Amen.

  3. Joanne and Teddy Anzalone
    Dec 27 2021

    Dear Norm, we just heard about Jan’s passing. We are so sorry for you and your children. May she Rest In Peace. With love, Uncle Teddy and Auntie Joie

  4. jim and betty fay
    Dec 15 2021

    Norm
    jim and I are so sorry for your loss

    may Jan rest in peace

  5. Carolyn Hawkins
    Dec 14 2021

    Jan was one of the sweetest ladies I have known. She always had such an upbeat attitude about life in general and fought the hardest fight of her being with a cheerful and kind words for others.
    I will miss Jan with all my heart. She was loved.

  6. Karla Dellapaolera
    Dec 14 2021

    Norm,lisa and Eric ,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Jan was an a amazing woman . She will be missed alot but she will see my mom and dad .
    If you need anything please let me know
    Love
    Karla

  7. Peg Dembro
    Dec 14 2021

    Rest in Peace my beautiful friend. You’ll be forever in my ❤

  8. Barbara Solio
    Dec 14 2021

    Norman, Lisa,&Eric

    Our deepest sympathy. I will cherish our memories of Maine, Cape Cod. All our chats and laughs, and many silly moments. RIP my dear friend, I will alway love and miss you. Our Love Barbara and John ❤

  9. robert harnish
    Dec 10 2021

    norm,i just heard,my heart and condolences to you and your family on jans passing,may she rest in peace,,butch,.

  10. DEBORAH WILCOX
    Dec 2 2021

    Lisa, Norm and Erik,
    I am so saddened to hear of Jan’s passing. She was a lovely women who fought so courageously to live everyday to it’s fullest. I feel blessed to have known her.
    Please except my heartfelt condolences. I will keep you all in my prayers.

    With love,
    Deb Wilcox

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