Janet Clark
Janet Clark
Janet Clark
Janet Clark

Obituary of Janet C. Clark

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After 92 beautiful years, our Mother, Janet Carol Jacques Clark passed peacefully, surrounded by her family on March 16, 2024. It is only fitting that Mom was called home to our Lord on March 16th, as John 3:16 reads, "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." She was born in Lake Placid, November 11, 1931 and was the second of 7 children to Donald and Charlotte Jacques. Mom married the love of her life, our father, Matthew B. Clark, Jr. January 1, 1956. Graduating from Lake Placid Central School in 1949, she went on to attend Albany Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, graduating in 1953. Mom returned to Lake Placid and began her nursing career at Placid Memorial Hospital where she worked for 38 years, taking time off at different intervals to raise her family. Following the closure of In-patient beds at Placid Memorial Hospital, she worked for an additional 4 years at Adirondack Medical Center retiring in 1995. At the time of mom's passing, she was mourning the untimely death of her daughter, our sister, Gisele (Gigi) on February 21, 2024. She was predeceased by her husband, Matthew on November 23, 2012. She was also predeceased by her sisters, Connie, Betty and June and her brothers, Don and Ellis, as well as several extended family members. Mom's many survivors include her children; Cora, Abbie (John Breen), Bea, Matthew III (Kim), Polly-Jo, Zachary, and Willis (Kristen). Also survived by her dearly loved grandchildren; Emily, Marjorie, Molly, John, Jacob, Amy, MaryKate, Caroline, Hillary, Emma, Madelyn, Nolan, McKenzie, Natalie; and her great grandchildren, Matthew and Henry. She is also survived by her Sister, Virginia Jacques Warrington, Sisters-in-law, Joyce Jacques and Barbara Clark: brother-in-law, Fred Reid, as well as several nieces and nephews and very special friends. She was a member of the WSCS (Women's Society of Christian Service) at The Adirondack Community Church. She was also a member of the Lake Placid Pee Wee (LPYAA) Association, The Ladies of the Elks, and a life-long member of The Lake Placid High School Alumni Association and Memorial Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association. She volunteered for countless community events, including taking blood pressures at the Senior Citizen Lunch, and was actively involved in the lives of her children baking for and attending school, church and sporting events. Mom was "on call" as the nurse consultant for family and many members of the community. She was also a "bonus mom" to many before the term bonus mom became popular. Everyone was welcome in her kitchen and no one left hungry. She became known for her sugar cookies with jam in the center, whipping up a batch in between the demands of a family whom she was so proud of and never too busy for. She took great pride in her home, something she and Dad worked very hard for in times where nothing was expected and hard work was the best promise for a bright future. From her humble beginnings to the very end, Mom was a fun and loving person who gave of herself with boundless energy, insightful in ways she has left us here on earth still pondering...how did she know that? Mom's life concluded in her home which she loved so much, in the care of hospice with all of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren spending time and sharing memories in her presence. She left this world on her own terms when she was ready. A finer Mom there never was. The M. B. Clark, Inc, Funeral Home in Lake Placid, NY is in charge of arrangements. A combined funeral service for Mom and Gigi will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2024 at 2:00 PM at the Adirondack Community Church in Lake Placid, NY. Rev. Derek Hanson, Pastor, will officiate. Burial will be at North Elba Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mom's memory may be made to the Ecumenical Food Pantry, Lake Placid Youth Athletic Association, Lake Placid Volunteer Ambulance Service, High Peaks Hospice or a local charity of your choice. Please Visit www.mbclarkfuneralhome.com to share a memory, sign the virtual guest register, upload a photograph or leave condolences to be used in the memorial tribute book for the family to cherish.
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Funeral Service

2:00 pm
Saturday, April 13, 2024
Adirondack Community Church
2583 Main Street
Lake Placid, New York, United States


North Elba Cemetery
Old Military Rd
Lake Placid, New York, United States

Memorial Donations

In lieu of flowers, donations in Mom's memory may be made to the Ecumenical Food Pantry, Lake Placid Youth Athletic Association, Lake Placid Volunteer Ambulance Service, High Peaks Hospice or a local charity of your choice.
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