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Janet Ruth Anderson

Born: Fri., Jul. 27, 1951
Died: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wed., Aug. 09, 2017
Location: Dahlborg-MacNevin Funeral Home, Brockton

Funeral Service

7:00 PM Wed., Aug. 09, 2017

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Janet R. Anderson, 66, of Brighton, MA formerly of Brockton, MA passed away peacefully at her home the afternoon of August 3, 2017.  She was the daughter of Jean l. Anderson and the late Carl Anderson.

She was a graduate of Wright State University (BA) and went on to earn a Master degree from Cambridge College. 

Janet was the Associate Director of the Disabilities Resource Center at Northeastern University for over 3 decades.  Earlier in her career she spent time in Washington D.C. assisting the Senate and Congress in the writing of the American Disabilities Act.  She also was a member of AMEAD. 

Anyone that knew Janet knew she loved and cherished her cats Molly and Katie.  She enjoyed dining out, going to the movies with her friends and was avid movie buff.

Janet is survived by a brother Ronald J. Anderson and his wife Sharon; a sister Karen McSweeney and her husband Joseph; 2 nephews Steven Hurley and James Anderson and a niece Lesley DuPonte.

Visitation will take place on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 from 4-7 PM with a brief service at 7:00 PM in the Dahlborg-MacNevin Funeral Home, 647 Main St., Brockton, MA.

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   Posted Sat August 05, 2017
The LORD Jesus bless & keep you All,

in this time of your loss

Richard Allegra
   Posted Mon August 07, 2017
I am so sad to hear of Jan's passing. I worked with her in the Disability Resource Center at Northeastern University from 2006 - 2015. We had each seen a lot of history being made int he disability realm and it was fun to recollect "war stories" with Jan. She told me about her work in Washington, DC on the ADA. She gave so much to the disability community, and to our work. Thank you, Jan. May happy memories comfort her family during this time.

Mary Barrows
   Posted Tue August 08, 2017

TRADITION AND SPLENDOR was sent by Mary Barrows.

Dear Jan, you will be missed. With sympathy, your friends at the Disability Resource Center, Northeastern University.

sheryl bunnell
   Posted Tue August 08, 2017
Sorry to hear about Janet passing. She will be truly missed.

Mary Gorrie
   Posted Wed August 09, 2017
I worked with Jan for a number of years before I retired. A lovely lady who cared deeply for the students she worked with. She will be missed by all who knew her.


   Posted Wed August 09, 2017
Jean,Ron,Sharon Karen,and Joe

I am so sorry to hear of Janet's passing.
She was an amazing person and will be greatly missed.
Having known your family for so many years her passing affects me so much.
Your family is so strong and i know you will get through this.

Miss you all

Rick Rosenthal