Spruce Head -
Janice G. McGinley, 92, died peacefully, Tuesday, October 4, 2016, at the Sussman House in Rockport.
Born in Brewer, September 16, 1924, she was the daughter of Fred C. and Marion F. Goss Glidden. Educated in local schools, she was a 1941 graduate of Brewer High School.
As a young woman, she worked at Farrar Furniture in Bangor. On November 9, 1945, she married Pearley A. McGinley. The couple lived in Orrington all their married lives. Mr. McGinley died in 1981.
For many years she worked as a cook in the Orrington school system.
She was a longtime member of the Vachti Lodge of Rebekahs in Orrington and the First United Methodist Church of Orrington. Never one to sit still, Janice enjoyed BINGO games, traveling, going on cruises, and even went on a Safari in Africa.
Other than her parents and husband, Janice was pre-deceased by one son, Stephen McGinley; siblings Walter and Lelia; one grandson Eric Bunker; and longtime friend Bud Folsom. She is survived by two daughters, Pamela Hooydonk and her husband Adrian of Spruce Head, Jill McGinley of, NY; one brother Robert Glidden of Orington; 15 grandchildren including Matthew (Allison) McGinley, Shannon Dunavan, Kevin (Amanda) Bunker, Billy Vant, Sarah (Chris) Lake, Ruth Vant, Peter Vant, Matthew Vant and Christina, Gabrielle McGinley, Alex (Jocelyn) Hooydonk, Jesse (Erin) Hooydonk, Ineke (Tristan) Dyer, Sarah (Phillip) Pezan, Kristen (Joseph) Wood, Karen (Steven) Giera; 18 great-grandchildren, Bryson, Nathan, Alexandra, Natalie, Benjamin, Samson, Emmelia, Skylyn, Caydince , Andrew, Marley, Liam, Lauren, Abby, Piper, Katie, Dakota and Zachary; as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. She is also survived by Ray and Adele Shea and their family, Jessie, Tommy, Hannah and Abigail, and Mike and Rachel Shea and their daughter Kaitlyn.
Friends and relatives are invited to visit from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M, Thursday, October 13, 2016, at Peoples United Methodist Church, Chapel Street, South Thomaston, where a service in celebration of Janice's life will begin at 11:00 a.m. The Reverend Michelle Wiley will officiate. A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall. Interment at Pine Hill Cemetery, in Orrington, will be held that same day, at 3:00 p.m.
To share a memory or story with Janice's family, please visit her Book of Memories at www.bchfh.com. Arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland.