Janet Elaine (Erickson) Sklarz
Shining Star, Beloved Wife, Loving Mother, Devoted Grandmother & Great
Grandmother, Faithful Friend
Janet E. (Erickson) Sklarz, a lifelong resident of Ipswich, died
peacefully at the Beverly Hospital on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 after a
brief illness. She was the wife of
with whom she shared sixty-four years of marriage.
Melrose on December 4,1934, Janet was the daughter of the late Oscar and
Helga (Bergbom) Erickson. Raised in Ipswich, she was a graduate of Ipswich
High School, class of 1952.
After graduation, she went to school at the North Shore Childrenís
Hospital to work with infants.
The lure of traveling soon took over and she became an airlines
stewardess and earned her wings while traveling for American Airlines.
she married her hometown sweetheart Edward Sklarz, and together they had
eight children. Janet celebrated every moment of the life that they
created, and she lived with elegance and grace, lovingly devoted to her
survived by her seven children, Jeffery Sklarz and his wife Maura of
Barrington, RI, Kathy Lampropoulos and her husband Harry of Ipswich,
Timothy Sklarz of Ipswich, Stephanie Reedy and her husband Chris of
Ipswich, Diane Barrows and her husband Jim of Ipswich, Eric Sklarz of
Portland OR and Chris Sklarz of San Francisco CA. Her son, Stephen, died
in infancy. She also leaves her grandchildren Jesse Sklarz of Ipswich,
James Lampropoulos of Ipswich, Alexander Lampropoulos of Salisbury, Rachel
Sklarz of Essex, Mikhala Reedy of Maui, HI, Jacob Reedy of Ipswich, Emily
Sklarz of Seattle, WA, and Teddy Sklarz of Barrington, RI, and
great-grandchildren, Harper Lampropoulos and Benjamin Sklarz, both of
Ipswich. She was the sister of the late Constance Perrotta of Spring Hill
Janet will be
lovingly remembered as a devoted wife, a superhero in the eyes of her
children, passionate grandmother, great grandmother, the Swedish sister in
law and loving aunt to many nieces and nephews.
A private service will be held on Friday, November 13.
celebration of Janetís life including her many relatives and friends will
be held when safe to do so in the future. Arrangements by the
Whittier-Porter Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers
donations can be made to Friends of the Ipswich Elderly, PO Box 213,
Ipswich MA 01938.
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