SUN CITY CENTER, Fla. — Janice Arlene Healey, 72, of Lisbon and Sun City Center, Fla., died Friday, Jan. 21, at Southbay Hospital after a valiant, five-year battle with cancer with her husband, children, and sisters by her side.

She was born in Lewiston, May 29, 1938, the eldest of the six children of Arthur T. and Loretta A. Hopkins. Educated in local schools, she was recognized for her athletic ability and graduated from Lewiston High School in 1956. She married William Healey in 1957, and they soon began building their family.

During her young adult life, she worked at Kresge’s, Ward Brothers, and Bates Manufacturing. She later worked at United Appraisal, Ansco Appraisal, and for the City of Auburn. She was the assistant assessor for the town of Windham, and an independent real estate appraiser.

Her greatest career accomplishment was becoming the assessor for the town of Winthrop. She was a proud member of the Maine Association of Assessing Officers, and the International Association of Assessing Officers. A devout Catholic, Janice was a member of St. Joseph’s parish council, where she was active in religious education, eucharistic ministry and music ministry.

Her love of the outdoors was evidenced by her zest for camping, fishing, traveling, and golf. She was always willing to try something new, whether it was water-skiing or horseback riding.

An avid sports fan, she played league tennis and ran daily, competing in several 5K road races, even winning one race in California. She was often seen at the soccer, field hockey, cheering, football, basketball, and hockey games of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

She was greatly loved and admired for her strength of character, tenacity, and compassion for her family.

She will be sadly missed by her husband of 53 years, William Healey; her son, William Jr. and his wife, Johanne, of Lewiston; her daughters, Debra and her husband, Jesse Crandall, of Mercer, Susan and her husband, Guy Pilote, of Lewiston and Lisa and her husband, Mark Laliberte, of Lewiston; two sisters, Patricia Chute of Lewiston and Suzanne and her husband, Rodney Wade, of Norway; three brothers, Tom Hopkins and his wife, Jeannie, of Burke, Va., George Hopkins and his wife, Donna, of Sabattus and Dennis Hopkins and his wife, Sandy, of Lewiston; six grandchildren, Roxanne and Billy Healey, Amy Tardy, Nikky Ray, Steven LeClair and Devon Beland; four stepgrandchildren, Jesse Jr. and Chad Crandall, and Justin and Nicole Pilote; and three great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Cherkassky, and Chelsey and Corey Ray.

The family thanks Dr. Thomas Keating, as well as the staff at the Intensive Care Unit at Southbay Hospital in Sun City Center, Fla.

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