Janice Priscilla Brehm, 74, died peacefully surrounded by her loving and devoted family, Thursday, April 18, 2013 at Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport.

Born in Bristol, April 10, 1939, she was the daughter of Fred and Ida Butman Smith. She spent her early years growing up in Round Pond. As a teenager she moved with her family to Rockland where she attended local schools.

As an adult, Janice enjoyed attending her children’s sporting events. She also took great pride in her work as a C.N.A. at the Knox Center for Long Term Care in Rockland.

In later years she loved spending time at home with her husband Richard. Together they enjoyed traveling and visiting friends and family, near and far.

One of her favorite pastimes was going to the track, whether it be horses or dogs. She was very accomplished at Black Jack, from which she earned the nickname "Riverboat."

Janice was much loved by her family and friends and everyone in the community that knew her. She was very generous with her time and money to anyone in need. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Other than her parents, Janice was predeceased two sisters, Arlene Benner and Constance Curtis; one brother James Smith; two sons, Timothy Richards, Raymond Richards; and one grandson Fred M. Richards Jr. She is survived by her husband of 41 years Richard A. Brehm of Warren; two sons, Lloyd A. Richards Jr. and his wife Susan Hanley of Warren, Fred M. Richards Sr. of Lake Butler, Fla.; one daughter Constance M. Drinkwater of Warren; a sister, Esther M. Thompson and her husband Kenneth Sr. of Rockport; seven grandchildren, Sarah Stalcup and her husband Chris, Casey Goding and her husband Brian, Michael Ervin, Justin Richards and his wife Jillian, Kristin Richards, and Kevin Richards; several great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to visit Tuesday, April 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland, where a celebration of Janice's life will be held Wednesday, April 24, at 2 p.m.. The Pastor Peter Sheff will officiate.

To share a memory or condolence with Janice’s family, please visit her Book of Memories at bchfh.com.