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In loving memory of
Marlene Rose (Rice) Janssen
  • September 11, 1935
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  • March 01, 2021

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Marlene (Rice) Janssen, 85, Ormond Beach, FL, passed peacefully at her home on March 1, 2021, after a four-year attempt to fully recover from a stroke. She was born in Becket, MA, the daughter of the late Charles and Agnes Rice and attended local schools. She worked at, among other places, the Becket Basket Shop and in the office of JJ Newberry’s. In 1956, she married her husband of 64 years Karl Janssen. She was a cub scout den mother and school crossing guard coordinator.  Before her stroke, she was heavily involved in bowling and homeowner association activities and was elected bowler of the year for service by both the Men’s and Women’s Bowling Associations when they were separate units. She attended St. Brendan’s Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, Michael (Keri) and Edward (Susan) of Oviedo FL and Eric of Ormond Beach, FL, one daughter Karlene McConnell (Hank) of Ormond Beach. FL, nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She was predeceased by three brothers, Charles Rice (Margaret), James Galliher (Grace), Richard Galliher (Ruth) and two sisters, Mabel Fuller (Walter) and Eleanor Andrus (Roland).

Special thanks to Halifax Hospice and Eric and Karlene for the caregiving they gave her in her last few days with us. Marlene had a well lived life and will be missed. Service and funeral information will be announced at a later date.


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  1. 04 Mar 2021
    Mitch Adams says:
    Have gotten to know her son Eric over the past few years, and have nothing but respect for him! I’ve seen the love he has for his parents and am encouraged daily by his love for God.

    Can’t wait to meet her some day on those streets of gold!

  2. 04 Mar 2021
    Kevin Wilson lit a candle:
    Lit since March 4, 2021 at 3:56:01 PM

  3. 02 Mar 2021
    Vick lit a candle:
    Lit since March 2, 2021 at 3:37:15 PM

  4. 02 Mar 2021
    Vick says:
    Few things in life can emotionally prepare us when a loved one passes. I am truly sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

    "So also you now indeed have sorrow: but I will see you again and your heart shall rejoice. And your joy no man shall take from you." -
    John 16:22

  5. 02 Mar 2021
    Michael Tomazin says:
    My sincere condolences for your loss. Loss is never easy but my prayer is that she is now vibrant and joyful in heaven. I also prayer that the Lord will comfort your family giving you strength and hope.

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