Janak, Clare (Shimkus), of Carver, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on April 13, 2021 at the age of 71. She shared 50 wonderful years of marriage with her husband, Michael Janak. She was a loving mother to Michael B. Janak and wife, Beth, of Winchendon and Jennifer Lansberry and husband, Jason, of Portsmouth. Clare was a cherished grandmother by Alyssa, Brayden, Tyler, Connor, and Hamilton. Clare leaves behind many brothers, sisters, nieces, and nephews. Clare was an inspiring person who had an indomitable sprit and showed us her courage over many years of battling Rheumatoid Arthritis. She never once complained or gave up and gave her best everyday. She would want us to strive forward, living our lives that way. Clare enjoyed moments with her grandchildren and travelling to Florida to visit her many friends. She will be dearly missed by all the lives that she has touched.
All are invited to the visitation on April 21, 2021 from 5-7pm at the Shepherd Funeral Home in Carver, MA. There will be a private burial on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at the Massachusetts National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Arthritis Foundation. A memorial service will be held by invitation during the summer to celebrate her life.