Janice McNelis

Obituary of Janice McNelis

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Janice M. McNelis, age 80, of Cream Ridge, passed away on Sunday, September 11, 2022 at home. She was born in Trenton, New Jersey to the late Edmund and Rita (DuBlois) Dombroski on May 16, 1942. Janice grew up in the “Little Poland” area of Trenton with her parents, twin sister, and younger brother. Her mother, Rita, was the youngest of 15 children, so she was always surrounded by many aunts, uncles, and cousins. She graduated from the St. Francis School of Nursing and was a registered nurse for many years before retiring from The ARC Mercer as a caregiver where she especially loved taking care of the babies. Janice was a parishioner at St. Isidore the Farmer Catholic Church where she was a member of the Rosary Altar Society. She enjoyed doing all kinds of crafts, especially cross stitching, crocheting and knitting, she loved camping with her family, and spending summers visiting Cape May. Janice was also a longtime member of the Delaware Valley Campers. She loved spending time with her grandkids and attending all of their sports and school events. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who will be missed deeply. Janice is predeceased by her parents Edmund and Rita (nee DuBlois) Dombroski; her husband of 56 years, Bernard McNelis; and her twin sister, Joyce Staub. She leaves behind her four children, Patrick McNelis and wife Pamela, Paul McNelis, Sean McNelis, Anne Marie Walters and husband Michael; brother Thomas Dombroski and wife Patricia; five grandchildren, Rachel, Zachary, Amber, Paige, and Matthew; three great-grandchildren, Jazelle, Christian, and Gus; her brothers-in-law, Raymond “Bill” Staub; and Thomas “Tim” McNelis and wife Betty Lou; and many beloved nieces and nephews and cousins. Relatives and friends are invited to gather on Thursday, September 15, 2022 at 10:00 AM for a Memorial Mass at Church of the Assumption Chapel located at 76 Evergreen Rd, New Egypt, NJ 08533 with burial to follow at Assumption Cemetery in New Egypt. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Janice’s memory to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, PO Box 22324, New York, NY 10087 or at www.lls.org. All arrangements are made under the direction Tilghman Funeral Home located at 52 Main Street, New Egypt.