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Hooker, Janet

Hooker, Janet

Janet (Porter) Hooker, a longtime resident of Westwood, died Wednesday, February 24, 2016 t the Thomas Upham House in Medfield.  She was 87.  Janet was the beloved wife of the late Robert O. Hooker, and the loving mother of the late Lynn Duquette and her husband Michael of Holliston, MA, Jane Howard and her husband Charles of Westwood, MA, and Richard Hooker and his wife Diane of Medfield, MA. She was the  loving grandmother of Todd Duquette, Stephanie Wilson, Peter Duquette, Scott Duquette, Amy Howard, Tracy Howard, Molly Howard, Carly Howard, Andrew Howard, Daniel Howard, Jason Hooker and Katie Hooker. Janet was the great grandmother of seven and beloved aunt to many nieces and nephews. A graduate of Milton High School and Westbrook Junior College, Jan and her family moved to Westwood in 1956. She was a dental research assistant at Westwood Research Laboratory and later worked in the Westwood School System for many years. She was Treasurer of First Parish Church and an active member of the Westwood Couples Club for many enjoyable years. She was a wonderful mother, a proud grandmother, and a devoted friend. She will be remembered for her kindness, energy and zest for life. She will be dearly missed, but the example she set in her commitment to family will live on for many generations to come. The family wishes to express its gratitude to the staff of the Thomas Upham House for years of exceptional care. Friends and relatives are invited to attend a memorial service at the First Parish Church of Westwood, 340 Clapboardtree St., Westwood, MA on Sunday  May 22, 2016 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jan’s memory may be made to the First Parish Church of Westwood.  

Guestbook Entries

  1. Anne Jordan
    February 25th, 2016 | 11:01 pm

    Thinking of you, Jane and Rick, spouses and grandkids. Amazing so close to Lynn’s. In a way, much relief, huh? Praying for your continued healing in losses so close together. Love you all! Anne J

  2. Kathy Reebe
    February 26th, 2016 | 12:39 pm

    To Rick, Jane and extended family members,

    It has been our pleasure to care for Janet since 2004.We always knew she was a well loved woman whose family meant everything to her.

    We are sorry for you loss. Take care.

    Staff at Thomas Upham House.

  3. susan sauter
    February 27th, 2016 | 9:17 am

    Dear Rick, Jane and other Family members, my entire heart is filled with your unfathomable
    grief at this time, however, there is a very strong feeling/belief that her daughter, Lynn, came to bring her home. And perhaps this is a comforting thought for you to hold to during the days and weeks to come.
    It was my Aunt Jan who guided me to attend Westbrook Junior College in her footsteps and to me she epitomized all a wonderful Aunt could be. Peace! Jan Hooker Peace!

  4. Gail
    February 28th, 2016 | 10:02 pm

    To Jane’s family: My dad is at Upham House, and I wanted to say god bless you, and we are all one family at the Upham House. Bless you all.

    Gail Caprarella

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