Janice M. Hurley

by | May 6, 2021 | Obituaries

Chesapeake—Janice M. Hurley, age 62, passed away Tuesday, April 20, 2021 in her Chesapeake home surrounded by her loving family.

Janice was born in Portsmouth General Hospital in Portsmouth on October 10, 1958, the daughter of the late Frank and Esther Newman.

She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Daniel Hurley, daughters Erin Hurley and Allison Hurley; sisters Phyllis Newman, Amy Kartage, and Darlene Carver; nephew Paul Kartage, niece Becky Kartage, sister-in-law Janice Fontaine (Scott) and nephew Liam Fontaine.

Janice worked for the City of Norfolk for 40 years primarily as an analyst and as a demographer for Public Works, Budget, Economic Development and City Planning. As a dedicated mother, she gave up some of her service time to work part time to spend more time with her two daughters during their early years, being credited with 34 years of service retirement with the City. With much regret, she medically retired as a Senior City Planner in the summer of 2020.

Janice was a wonderful wife, mother, and sister who often sustained everyone around her in their time of need or just celebrating the pure joy of living. She had great resiliency making many trips to Duke Medical pleasurable by finding nice restaurants and regardless of fatigue or surgery, could never pass up a quality bakery upon our return travel. She was an avid baker herself and on trips near and far, always brought a large suitcase for her purchased goods and gifts for others. A great trip planner, she made every family vacation outstanding by finding the best accommodations that enhanced family stays with plenty of fun side trips, restaurants, and always a bakery. A good day for Janice was reading a book, watching Gilmore Girls with her daughters, enjoying her pets, baking, and just being home with family.

A memorial service was held at Sturtevant Funeral Home. A great lover of pets, particularly kitties, donations in her name can be made to the Chesapeake Humane Society, https://chesapeakehumane.org/.