Janice Marion Barrows

March 21, 1930 ~ January 18, 2018 (age 87)
Janice Marion (Sharples) Barrows, 87, of Newport passed away peacefully Thursday, January 18, 2018, at Crestwood Nursing Home in Warren, RI with her family by her side.

She was married for 68 years to the late Robert L. Barrows.

Janice was born March 21, 1930 in Fall River, MA, the daughter of the late Ida Marion (Anderson) Sharples and Lancelot Sharples.

Janice was a 1947 graduate of Roger High School in Newport, RI. She worked for Newport Music Company for many years. She was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, where she was an active member in women's church groups, volunteered for soup kitchens and fundraisers. She was a member of the Newport Art Museum (very artistic) and several duckpin bowling leagues. She loved spending time with family and friends, working in her garden, painting and taking pictures. Janice was an excellent seamstress, made her own wedding gown.

She is survived by her son, David A. Barrows and his wife Valerie of Tiverton, RI, her sister-in-law Joanne M. Bidon of Warwick, RI and sister-in-law Barbara A. Champion (husband Donald) of Middletown, RI, her grandson Frederick Sena Jr. (wife Tina) of Middletown, RI, her great grandchildren, Frederick (wife Paramee), Valerie, Nicholas and Nathaniel and her great-great grandchildren, Jaela and Lukus. She leaves several nieces and nephews.

Janice was preceded in death by her husband Robert and niece Katherine Champion.

Thank you to both Crestwood Nursing Home and Beacon Hospice (especially Crystal) for the excellent attention and care by all those involved.

Visitation will be held on Friday, January 26, 2018, from 4:00-7:00pm, at the Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Broadway, Newport.

Funeral Services will begin at 11:00am, on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at the Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Broadway, Newport. Burial will follow in Middletown Cemetery, Wyatt and Turner Road, Middletown, RI. Church services will take place following the burial at St. Paul's United Methodist Church at 12:30pm, followed by a commemoration at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 12 Marlborough Street, Newport, RI 02840.

Cemetery Details

Middletown Four Corners Cemetery
Turner and Wyatt Roads
Middletown, RI, 02842


JAN 26. 04:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Memorial Funeral Home

375 Broadway

Newport, RI, US, 02840


JAN 27. 11:00 AM

Memorial Funeral Home

375 Broadway

Newport, RI, US, 02840


JAN 27. 12:30 PM

St. Pauls United Methodist Church

12 Marlborough Street

Newport, RI, US

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