Janet M. Fielder WILLIAMSTOWN — Janet M. Fielder, 88, a longtime resident, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, at the Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin, with her family at her bedside. Born Oct. 8, 1930, in Northampton, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of Nickodem and Blanche (Kowalski) Matusezewski, the final child joining four brothers and four sisters. Janet graduated from Northampton High School in 1949. On July 24, 1949, she married Paul H. Fielder in Sharon. Following their wedding, they first made their home in Mount Tom, Massachusetts, before moving and settling in Williamstown, where they lived for 45 years. Paul passed away in 1994. On July 1, 2000, she married James A. Murray Jr.; they made their home in Barre and Port Orange, Florida. Janet was employed at F.W. Sickles Inc. in Chicopee, Massachusetts, before moving to Vermont. She worked at Sprague Electric in Barre before she became a librarian and class aide at Williamstown Elementary School, retiring in October of 1992. In her spare time, Janet enjoyed hunting, boating, fishing, swimming and camping. She also did different crafts and was a 4-H teacher in Williamstown for many years. Survivors include her children Carl H. Fielder II, of Cabot, Paula B. Bonacorsi, of Green Valley, Arizona, Rebecca M. Hodge, of Chesapeake, Virginia; stepdaughters Nancy Charlton and husband Chuck, of Port Orange, Florida, Sue O’Brien and husband Richard, of Westwood, Massachusetts, Janet Scanlan and husband Mike, of Jamaica, Massachusetts; stepson James Murray III and wife Cathy, of Westwood, Massachusetts; granddaughters Angela Bonacorsi, Karena Bonacorsi and Andrea Hodge; grandsons Aaron Fielder and wife Morgan, Christopher Hodge and Michael Bonacorsi; six great-granddaughters Ava, Sophia and Lexi Scribner, Sage and Sasha Fielder, and Zoe MacKenzie; as well as many step-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Paul H. Fielder; her son, James Fielder; granddaughter, Amy Scribner; and her eight siblings Stella, Jessie, Nellie, Helen, Lewis, Raymond, Zigmond and Joseph. The service to celebrate and honor her life will be held on Monday, Aug. 12, 2019, at 10 a.m. in the Williamstown United Federated Church, Main Street, Williamstown. Following the service, interment will take place in the East Brookfield Cemetery, Route 14, Brookfield. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Janet’s name may be made to City Hotel, Meals on Wheels, 14 Washington St., Barre, VT (802) 479-9175. The Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre, is in charge of the arrangements. For a memorial guestbook, visit www.hookerwhitcomb.com.

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