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Janis M. Galligan

May 2, 1949 ~ May 29, 2020 (age 71)

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Janis M. Galligan of Hudson, MA, formerly of Wayland and Waltham passed away on Friday May 29, 2020 in the Newton-Wellesley Hospital from the Covid – 19 Infection. Janis was 71.


Janis is a daughter of the late Lawrence F. and Irene M. (Beatrice) Galligan. She was born in Cambridge, grew up in Watertown, graduating from Watertown High School, class of 1967.


She continued her education receiving many degrees, including bachelor’s degrees from Rutgers University and MassBay, and also a Master’s degree from Boston College.                                                                                                       


 Janis worked in banking, making her way up to earn the title of Vice President.  After working in banking, she became Northeastern University School of Law administator.   She was an avid writer of 18th century romance novels and had several books published.


She is survived by her loving sister Kathleen R. Martin and caring nephew Joseph J. Ryan. Also survived by many cousins, aunts, and uncles.


Due to the Covid – 19 pandemic, a memorial service in the MacDonald, Rockwell & MacDonald Funeral Home will be celebrated in the near future.


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