Wiscasset - Janice Parvin, 80, passed away January 14, 2023 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough.\n \nShe was born on September 22, 1942 in Augusta, a daughter of the late Jams Elgin Hall and Charlotte (Clark) Charest.\n \nFor 25 years, Janice was a dedicated employee with L.L. Bean, working in the returns and repairs department. Never one to sit still, and always enjoying visiting with people, Janice was also a professional hairdresser for 60 years. During her time as a hairdresser, she made many lifelong friends. She also used her incredible talent to serve as a hairdresser for the Conroy-Tully Funeral Home where she was a valued member of the funeral home staff for over 30 years. She was passionate about her work at the funeral home, often dropping everything to make a loved one beautiful, allowing a grieving family the opportunity to have comfort while saying goodbye.\n\n \nWhen she wasn't working, she liked to spend her time baking, doing arts and crafts, gardening, and shopping to find just the right items to make her home cozy and welcoming. Upon walking into her home you would be greeted by a country feel right down to her collection of rooster items. She loved spending breakfast with her family at IHOP. She often shared stories and memories (especially the time when she drove from Maine to California in a Volkswagen Beetle with 2 adults, 3 kids, and a cat!). Her favorite holiday was Christmas and she was able to spend this past one with her family gathered together in her Wiscasset home. \n \nAbove all else, Janice was dedicated to and proud of her family. She always gave to others which brought her an immense sense of joy and fulfillment. She was known for sharing her special chocolate chip cookies and fudge with family, friends and co-workers, just because it made others happy. Her caring nature allowed her to selflessly provide exceptional care for her mother, Charlotte and brother, Richard for nearly 10 years.\n \nSpending her time with the love of her life Kenny Chamberland made her so happy. Her nickname was “The Blonde” and Kenny always joked with his friends that whatever she wanted, she got. And this was true. \n \nShe was a woman filled with joy, seeing each day as a gift. She had a positive attitude about everything, even as she battled cancer. She never complained in life and embraced every challenge with grace and her great sense of humor, quick wit, and a light, silly laugh. She was generous with her time and would help anyone in need.. Her presence lit up the room. She exuded true beauty inside and out. \n\n \nSimply put, she always took care of her family and friends, and was a bright light in this world. Janice will be deeply missed.\n \nIn addition to her parents, Janice is predeceased by her step-father, Gerard Charest; brothers, David Hall, Richard Charest; step-sister, Simonne Burns.\n \nShe is survived by her fiancé, Ken Chamberland of Woolwich; daughter, Jennifer Collins of Lisbon, sons, John and wife Colleen Parvin of Gorham, Gregory and wife Monica Turcotte of Saco; sisters, Christine Sonia of Wiscasset, Rachel Stinson of Woolwich; brothers, James Hall of Yarmouth, Joseph Leo Charest of Colorado; grandchildren, Andrew Turcotte, LIndsay Turcotte, Cody Collins, Ashley Parvin, Ethan Michaud, Stephen Matoian, and Aiden Matoian.\n \nA private graveside service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Conroy-Tully Walker Funeral Home of Portland.\n \nTo honor Janice's memory please spread kindness and joy to those around you be it friends or strangers. Small acts of kindness were one of Janice's special gifts.