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Sr. Janis Delaney

January 9, 1924 — May 6, 2021

Framingham – Sister Janis Delaney, CSJ, in her 78th year as a beloved member of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Boston, died peacefully on Thursday, May 6, 2021 in Bethany Healthcare, Framingham. She was 97 years old.

Sister Janis was born Mary Gertrude Delaney in Waltham on January 9, 1924, a devoted daughter of Saint Charles Borromeo Parish on Waltham's South Side and the late Thomas J. and Mary Teresa (Berry) Delaney.

After graduating from Saint Charles High School she entered the Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Joseph on September 8, 1943. She was missioned as a teacher at Our Lady Help of Christian School, Newton; Saint Joseph School, Medford; Saint James School, Medford; Saint James School, Haverhill; Sacred Heart School, West Lynn; Immaculate Conception School, Everett; Cathedral High School, Boston; Saint James School, Arlington and at the Jackson School, Newton where she also tutored reading. Sister Janis also served as Pastoral Associate at Boston City Hospital.

Her greatest gift was communicating with great delight and affection her joyful love for Christ and His Church. Her nieces, nephews and their families, who adoringly called her "Aunt Gert", always appreciated her warm smile, calm demeanor and a willingness to help in family life on any occasion and with little notice. Leaving every family gathering, the refrain, . . . "Thank you . . . that was just . . . wonderful!" will be lovingly remembered as her signature goodbye.

Sister Janis was the loving sister of the late Thomas J. Delaney, Margaret R. Boudreau, William B. Delaney, John B. Delaney, Sister Mary Delaney, CSJ, and James M. Delaney.

She is survived by many cherished nieces, nephews and their children, and her Sisters in the Congregation.

Family and friends will honor and remember Sister Janis' life by gathering for her Funeral Mass in Saint Jude Church, 147 Main Street, Waltham on Monday, May 10th at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham.

To view Sr. Janis's Funeral Mass please visit at 10:30 a.m. on Monday morning.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Sisters of Saint Joseph, c/o Mission Advancement, 637 Cambridge St., Brighton, MA 02135.
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