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Janice N. (Niebuhr) Avery

Born: Tue., Nov. 3, 1936
Died: Sat., Feb. 7, 2015


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Janice N. Avery 78, of Vernon, NY passed away Saturday Feb 7, 2015 at Oneida HealthCare Center after a brief illness. She was born Nov 3, 1936 in Summit, NJ a daughter of Kenneth & Elizabeth Thomas Niebuhr.  She owned and retired from JME Consulting, a computer programming consultant firm in Albany, NY.
She is survived by her children; Kenneth & Lynette Avery, Fulton, NY, Karen & Harry Laing, Chester, NH, Scott Avery, Rome, NY, Kristin Avery & Timothy Lockwood, Cortland, NY and Dorothy ‘Cricket’ Avery, Bergen, NY, five grandchildren, Jason , Matthew and Eric Avery, Max Laing and Kaden Lockwood, four great grandchildren, Breana, Trysta, Mya Grace and Ryan.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc., Camden, NY. There will be no public services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in celebration of Janice’s life may be made to Native American Heritage Association (www.naha-inc.org) or Planned Parenthood Federation (www.plannedparenthood.org).

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Maureen Dourney
   Posted Mon February 09, 2015
Dear Family of Janice N. Avery,
Sincere sympathy to each of you. There’s a hole in your hearts that will never be filled; however, may you find comfort in knowing that your Mother is at peace in Heaven.
May memories of the laughter and love shared with her bring you peace. Those we hold closest to our hearts never truly leave us. They live on in the kindness they have shared, and the love they brought into our lives.
Each of us is given the gift of time on this earth...to live...to learn...to love...and to leave a legacy. Your Mother’s legacy is enriched by the love, support, and wonderful experiences you shared with one another.
You are and will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.
With sympathy, Maureen R. Dourney

Jan Thomas-Knecht
   Posted Tue February 10, 2015
Dear children and grandchildren of Janice Avery: Nancy Relyea called me and told me of your mother's recent passing. I am a relative of yours through marriage to your Uncle Will Thomas. Will was a brother of your
grandmother Betty Niebuhr and passed on in 1998. I didn't get to know
very well the Avery side of the family because we lived in New Jersey and
only visited the Niebuhr's once a year, or they visited us at Culver Lake. I have pictures of some of those visits. I now live in a continuing care facility
(I am in good health - it's not a nursing home), and met and married a
wonderful gentleman, John Knecht. You may remember my two daughters, Wendy and Patty. Please accept our sympathy on your great loss and know that we have not forgotten you.
Sincerely and with love, Jan Thomas-Knecht

Carole G. Mushaw
   Posted Tue February 10, 2015
Dear Kids. I am so saddened to learn of your Mom's passing. We were roommates at Northfield and a few years ago attended a reunion together. I met Cricket a few years ago and would love for her to contact me at some time that is convenient. I had no idea Jan was ill, and I am praying that she did not suffer. I wish there was something I could say or do that would ease your pain. I am so sorry. Carole, aka Gitch

Mary Folsom
   Posted Wed February 11, 2015
I had the privilege of working with Janice at Worker's Compensation Board in Menands. She was highly respected for her competence and consideration of fellow workers.

I am honored to have known her. My condolences to the family on your loss. Know that your mother made the world a better place by her presence.

Lynn and Scott
   Posted Wed February 11, 2015
Cricket, Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family - may the love of family and friends help you through this difficult time. xo
As I sit in heaven
And watch you everyday
I try to let you know with signs
I never went away
I hear you when you're laughing
And watch you as you sleep
I even place my arms around you
To calm you as you weep
I see you wish the days away
Begging to have me home
So I try to send you signs
So you know you are not alone
Don't feel guilty that you have
Life that was denied to me
Heaven is truly beautiful
Just you wait and see
So live your life, laugh again
Enjoy yourself, be fee
Then I know with every breath you take
You'll be taking one for me --


Pat hawkes
   Posted Fri February 13, 2015
Dear Cricket and Peter, my heart and prayers go out to both of you at this most difficult time. You were certainly very good to your mom and I know all your frequent visits must of met so much to her. You both have endured so much this past year but I want you to know I am thinking and praying for you both. Love, aunt Pat

Jane Harrington
   Posted Thu February 19, 2015
Janice and I were friends at Northfield, where we got into our fair share of trouble. I think it might have had to do with smoking, but I am a little fuzzy on the details!!!! It was a pleasure to reconnect with her many years later. She was a kind and accomplished woman by then, and I was proud to have known her.

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