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“To the family.. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Janice She was a childhood friend and neighbor that I will always cherish In my memories... ”
1 of 15 | Posted by: Scott Jacobson Fairfield CA

“To the McCarthy and Busteed families, I was crushed when I saw the announcement of Janice's death posted on her Facebook page several weeks ago. She...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Mark St.Hilaire

“I'm heartbroken to learn of Janice's passing. My sincerest consolation to Paul, (Shirley) Shannon (Daniel), Chris and their loved ones. I had the...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: David Murphy - Chicago, IL

“Paul, Shannon and Chris, I am so very sorry for the loss of your mother. She was beautiful person with amazing strength and courage. Send prayers and...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: tracey malins - Andover, MA

“Janice, our hearts are broken. As the members of the newly formed extended family (by the marriage of Paul and Shirley), we enjoyed your kindness,...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Yong You - Louisville, KY

“Bob and family, I am sorry to hear of Janice´s passing. May the wonderful memories and love you shared, stay close to your hearts and help give you...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Pam Douglass-Kjellman

“I'm so sorry to hear of Janice's passing. We shared some great memories in high school and reconnected while she lived down the street from me in...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Kristin (Coffin) Pineau - MA

“To my dearest, longest friend of 53 yrs. Growing up next door to you, our monthly gatherings, long heartfelt talks, so many fun memories!! I miss...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Pam Carlson Ganem - Beverly, MA

“Paul, Shannon, Chris, Mrs. Busteed and Bob you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Your mom, daughter and sister was the best friend you could have....Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Mary Abbott - Tewksbury, MA

“We were good friends for along time. In times of need, very close. Teresa and I always cared about Janice and Paul, and their thee wonderful children...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Bert and Teresa

“We have shared our lives together for 45 years, we've had so many wonderful times together throughout all the phases of our lives. I am truly...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Lucille Flynn - Peabody, MA

“Janice was a very special friend from our high school years. I will always cherish our wonderful memories.I wish much comfort and peace to her family...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Diane Whelan - Hampstead, NH

“I was very sad to learn of Janice's passing, and without knowing that she was sick. We were friends from the gym, and Janice was always so upbeat...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Michael Feinman

“My deepest sympathy, with sincere sadness, of the unexpected passing of Janice! I´ve enjoyed her lovely personality at our Tennis and Pool Club,...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Sue Finn Of Andover

“Jan, our hearts are broken but your battle is over . Rest in peace. We will miss you always and love you forever. ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: Uncle Kenny and Auntie Les


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Janice McCarthy, age 58, of Andover, formerly of Stoneham, died on Sunday August 15 at the Brigham and Women's Hospital of pancreatic cancer.

She was born in Malden on March 23, 1963 and was the daughter of Robert and Dorothy (Coye) Busteed. She is survived by her mother Dorothy and her brother Robert Busteed Jr., of Boca Raton, Fl.

Janice was a woman of uncommon strength and compassion. She was an emotional bedrock for her three children through good times and bad, and a sympathetic ear to everyone she knew.

She turned her own personal tragedy into an opportunity to help others. For well over a decade, she worked throughout the country bringing mental health resources to police officers as well as supporting families who had lost a family member to suicide.

Her children will choose to remember her getting after it on a long run, reading a good book in her favorite chair, and watching the Red Sox with her dog Bailey.
She was the beloved wife of the late Paul McCarthy. She was the loving mother of Paul McCarthy and his wife Shirley of Chicago, IL, Shannon McCarthy and her husband Daniel of Boston, and Christopher McCarthy of Andover.

Visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the McDonald-Finnegan Funeral Home, 322 Main St Stoneham on Thursday August 19 from 4-7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Patrick Church, 71 Central St., Stoneham on Friday August 20 at 9 a.m. Interment, St. Patrick Cemetery, Stoneham.

The family wishes memorial contributions be made to Great Dog Rescue of New England.