Janet Simon of Plymouth, MA, passed away peacefully on January 31st at the age of 66, after a long illness. She was born in Boston on July 30, the second daughter of the late Robert and Louise (Hergt) Simon. Raised in Weymouth, she graduated from Weymouth High School in 1969 and went on to Westfield State University where she earned her degree in Elementary Education in 1973.
Janet taught in the Scituate school system for 35 years at various elementary levels. She will always be remembered for the remarkable kindness and compassion she showed to each of her students. Janet was regarded by the Wonderful Women of Wampatuck, as an admirable co-worker, excellent teacher and caring friend, who offered her smile and encouragement to all she encountered. She was also part of the Massachusetts Teacher’s Association, Scituate Teacher’s Association, the Plymouth County Educational Association and various curriculum committees.
Janet was her happiest when she was spending time with family and friends, who will miss her very much. She leaves behind two sisters; Joanne Kinsman and her husband, Mike of Rockland and Barbara Rich and her husband, Rob of Nashua, NH. She is also survived by her beloved nieces and nephews, Kate and Dan, from Nashua, Jen from Hanson and Eric, from Dover, NH. She also has three grand-nephews and one grandniece.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours for Janet on Monday, February 12, 2018 from 4-7 p.m. at The Magoun Biggins Funeral Home located at 135 Union Street, Rockland, MA 02370. Visitors are encouraged to bring along any photos of Janet to share with everyone. This will be a celebration of shared memories. On Tuesday, February13, 2018, there will be a Funeral Mass at 9 a.m. in Holy Family Church, 403 Union Street, Rockland, MA. A private interment will be held in Dennis, MA at a later date.
We invite you to make a donation in Janet’s name to the Boston Higashi School, 800 N Main Street, Randolph, MA 02368. This is a day and resident school for children and young adults with autism. Please direct your donation to the development office. Or if you wish, you may send memorial contributions in Janet’s name to The National Shrine of St. Jude, 205 W Monroe Street, Chicago IL, 60606. For directions or to share a memory on her “Tributes” page, visit www.magounbiggins.com.