Troy – Janice Gapp, 85, passed away peacefully at home on her birthday and St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th, 2021. Born in Boston, Janice was the daughter of the late John and Florence Dunbar and was a graduate of Maldon High, Class of 1954. Janice married John B. Gapp in 1955 and shared a loving marriage of 62 years prior to his passing 2017. Over the years, Janice was employed as a nursing aide at St. Mary’s, but considered her most important job was being a homemaker and taking care of her family. Janice enjoyed volunteering her time at Van Rensselaer Manor.
Janice was the loving mother of Mark (Nancy) Gapp, Gwendolyn Roberson, John (Jule) Gapp and Beth Litz; sister of Lorraine Jeffery. Janice is also survived by four grandchildren, their loving Nana, John Gapp, Zackary Roberson, Chelsea Litz and Gavin Litz; one great grand-daughter, Dominique Gapp and several nieces and nephews. Janice enjoyed traveling, taking walks, caring for her flowers, Lifetime TV, talk radio, cross stitching and her cat Emily. In addition to her parents and husband, Janice was predeceased by her brothers John Dunbar, Richard Dunbar and her sister Denise Kratman
Friends are invited to visit with Janice’s family on Saturday from 10:30 – 11-30 am at The Daniel D. Purcell Funeral Home, 510 Pawling Ave., Troy. The family would like to thank the wonderful angels that came for Janice over the years that made it possible for her to stay in her home that she loved so much. Special thanks to Chelsea, her Nana took care of Chelsea and Chelsea took care of her Nana when her Nana needed help. Thank you, Nancy, for being a wonderful daughter in-law and Lisa for your love and compassion.