Janice M. (Little) Philie, age 77

of Rockland

Janice M. (Little) Philie, age 77

Janice M. (Little) Philie, age 77, of Rockland, departed this life on Friday, January 20, 2023 surrounded in love by her family.

Janice was born on December 27, 1945, to the late Andrew S. and Margaret E. (Frazier) Little.

She is survived by her daughter Beth Goldberg of Quincy, sons Scott Philie and his spouse Gina (Hinds) of Middleboro, and Todd Philie and his spouse Doreen (Nyman) of Mattapoisett. Mother-in-law of the late Steven E. Goldberg. Favorite aunt to Andrew Peterson of Roslindale.

Loving grandmother of Tyler, Eliot and Margret and Dominic and Samuel.

Beloved wife for fifty-five years of the late Edward Eugene Philie, who died on March 31, 2022.

Jan was also predeceased by her sisters, Barbara A. Little and Joan S. Peterson, and her brother, Thomas Banks.

Janice is also survived by her cousins, the DeCoste and Frazier families.

Janice graduated from the former Saint Joseph’s School in Quincy and Cardinal Cushing High School in South Boston, Class of 1963. After graduation she attended Quincy City Hospital School of Nursing graduating in 1966 and began a lifelong career in nursing. From Pediatrics to Geriatrics, Jan worked at Quincy City Hospital, South Shore Hospital, and then found her true passion at South Shore Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Facility in Rockland working with the elderly.

Jan was always lending a hand to those in need, an extremely sweet lady who loved to sew, read, knit, do puzzles and listen to her favorite Irish music.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Wednesday, January 25, from 4 – 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street, Quincy, on Thursday, January 26, at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.

In lieu of flowers and due to floral restrictions at the cemetery, donations in Janice’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or a charity of your choosing.


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  • Scott , Todd and Gina

    I remember your mom from McKinley school days! Scott would bring in the best baked treats for our holiday parties ! And I would remember both your parents proud faces as Scott would play the piano at all our shoes

    I then had the pleasure of being her patient when I was pregnant and very sick ! I worked beside her as a nurse in my early days and she patiently would teach me how to make a bed with hospital corners And how the pillow case is effectively placed on the pillow . Pillows should never have an opening toward the door she would say! Oh and don’t forget the call light on the bed! I swear I could have dropped a quarter and had it bounce on the beds she made! She was an old school nurse that could have walked thru a battle field and not got her whites soiled Her watch is over

  • I did not know her but have the privilege of knowing Scott, RIP

  • You will be missed by many Jan! If you see Steven, hug him for me.❤️

    My sincere condolences to Beth and her entire family 💔

  • Meeting Jan and having the privilege of knowing her was a blessing. Our hearts are with Beth, Todd and all who loved her- we were lucky enough to love her too.

  • Beth, Scott and Todd,

    My sincerest condolences. Very sadly said, while it is difficult to lose a parent, but losing both in such a short time is definitely something we wouldn’t wish upon another. My heart goes out to you three (and your spouses). Keep the memories of your mom and dad close. They will continue to bring you peace through the difficult times.

    After all those years together, I picture them now together, hand in hand, smiling down upon you.
    God bless Mr and Mrs P.


  • While there are many words in the English language, I can’t seem to find enough words to describe my Nana. She was loving, she was kind, she worked the night shift so we always had to wait until after 1 pm to call her so we didn’t wake her up, she made amazing food, always showered us with love and affection, and knew just the words to say to make me feel better both physically and emotionally. While I miss her greatly, I’m relieved that she’ll no longer be in pain, and she’ll get to be with Papa once more. The grief I feel is immense, but I refuse to let it overshadow the time I got to spend with her. She wouldn’t want me to remember with sorrow, the times we spent together more than outshine that. And for those times I’m grateful. I’m grateful that I had such a wonderful Nana who was so beloved by all those she met and in her community. I’ll always love you, Nana.

  • I did not know your Mom but know that the goodness and strength you have comes from two parents who loved you very much and set a barre that you always seem to aspire to. To lose them both in the same year must be overwhelming, however, for them, they are at peace and they did a terrific job while on earth.