MBA Mourns Passing of Receptionist Janice Maciejewicz

Thursday, April 7, 2022
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It is with heavy hearts that the Massachusetts Bar Association shares the news that Janice Maciejewicz of Plymouth, the long-time MBA receptionist, died on Saturday, April 2, at the age of 67. Working out of the MBA’s Boston office, Janice served as the MBA’s main receptionist from February 1999 until stepping back recently to focus on her health.

Martin W. Healy, the MBA’s chief legal counsel and chief operating officer, said: “For more than 20 years, to MBA members, Janice was the friendly, welcoming face and voice of the MBA, whenever anyone came to West Street or called-in with a question. Whether working with her colleagues and friends on staff or helping an MBA member or member of the public, she made the MBA feel like family. I will always personally be grateful for her support and professionalism over the years. On behalf of everyone at the MBA, I send our sincere condolences to her husband, Michael, and her many family members and friends. Janice will truly be missed.”

Janice’s funeral was held at the Davis Life Celebration and Funeral Home, 373 Court St., Plymouth, on Thursday, April 7, followed by a funeral mass at St. Peter’s Church, Plymouth. The following is her obituary:

Janice Maciejewicz, age 67 years, of Plymouth, died Saturday at her home, with her husband by her side. She was the wife of Michael Maciejewicz, and the daughter of the late William J. and Doris M. (Donovan) Scalley. Born on February 16, 1955 in Cambridge, she worked as a receptionist at the Massachusetts Bar Association in Boston. Janice lived in Medford for many years, and moved to Plymouth in 2003. She enjoyed traveling and cruising to the islands, Bed & Breakfasts in New Hampshire and Lake Winnesquam.

Suspense and romance novels were her favorite reading, along with newspapers. She loved to listen to music, with a great fondness for the oldies and Rod Stewart. She enjoyed her many shopping trips and baking. She was well known for her brownies with frosting. Janice was a communicant and choir member of St. Peter’s Church in Plymouth and Alanon. She and her husband Michael renewed their wedding vows in October 2016.

Besides her husband Michael, she is survived by her sister Barbara Fowler of Waltham, her brother John Scalley of Indiana, several nieces and nephews including Kristin M. Fowler, Matthew Fowler, Lisa Maciejewicz Louis and Michelle Peterson as well as the very many friends who were like family to her. She was the sister of the late William J. Scalley Jr., the daughter-in-law of the late John B. and Frances P. Maciejewicz and the sister-in-law-of the late Joseph A. Maciejewicz and John A. Sheehan.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donation may be made to BID Cancer Center, 275 Sandwich St., Plymouth, MA 02360. View the obituary and tribute page here.