Janice "Jan" Elizabeth Hunt, 85, of Long Lake died Saturday, September 22, quite unexpectedly after a fall.
Jan was born in Lake Placid on April 5, 1933 to Genevieve (Gorrow) and Joshua Peck and married Dennis Patterson Hunt on September 30th, 1950. They were married nearly 62 years when he pre-deceased her March 7, 2012.
Jan attended high school in Lake Placid where she lived with her parents and seven siblings who have all pre-deceased her.
She prioritized being a mother to her 13 children, though she did occasionally work outside the home. As her younger children were growing, she did work for a time as a teacher's aide at Long Lake Central School and then worked as a developmental aide for the Sunmount residential houses in Long Lake from 1989 until she retired in 2008.
She was actively involved in her church and was very devoted to the Catholic Faith and the Virgin Mary.
Jan's biggest joy was family. She loved being a mom and was a very devoted Grandma. She is a family legend for her knitting and crocheting, sewing, jelly- making and baking, especially her homemade rolls. She was ever engaged in some sort of project from wood burning to pouring a patio; she did it all!
She is pre-deceased by her eldest son Donald Hunt, April 14th, 2018, which broke her heart.
She will be greatly missed by her surviving children: Jennifer Sabattis, Rebecca Moore (Lee), Mary Foote (Steve), Catherine Hunt, Susan Gano (Tim), David Hunt (Sheryl), James Hunt (Laura), Dennis Hunt Jr.(Vicki), Jan Hunt, Therese Hunt, Thomas Hunt, Jacinta Bickford and her 33 grandchildren and a passel of great grandchildren, her family legacy and her largest source of pride.
Calling hours are scheduled at the St. Henry's parish hall in Long Lake on Friday, September 28th from 4p.m. to 6p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 11a.m. at St. Henry's church. Friends and neighbors may gather at her family home at 129 Kickerville Rd. after interment.
Donations may be made in her name to the Long Lake Rescue Squad in Lieu of flowers.
Arrangements are with the Stuart-Fortune-Keough funeral home in Tupper Lake.