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FRAMINGHAM – Janet McFarland Westberg Brosky passed away peacefully at home on January 14, 2021, after a period of declining health. 

Janet (Pookie) loved life, animals, gardening and most importantly spending time with her children, grandchildren, extended family and many friends.  Janet will be remembered for her fun spirit, gentle nature and genuine love and care for all that were blessed to have known her.

Janet is survived by her sister, Carol Curtiss of Mont Clare, PA, Her children MaryAnn Roche and her husband, Steve of Southborough, Carolyn and her husband Joseph Tomao of Falmouth, Kenneth Westberg of Warren, Joanne Duval of Auburn and Julie Tambascio and her partner, Jeff Constantine of Marlborough. Her grandchildren Leah and Bobby Williamson, Joseph Tomao, Angela Robertson and her husband James, Jessica and Isabelle Tambascio, Brian and Sierra Duval, Zoe and Reece Westberg and many nieces and nephews.  Janet is predeceased by her parents, Elmer and Louise McFarland and her siblings Robert McFarland, Kenneth McFarland, Joseph McFarland, Mary Henley, Audrey Chicco, Elizabeth Niles, Elaine Colleary.

A celebration of Life will be held on a later date, and arrangements are under the direction of the Norton Funeral Home, Framingham.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in her memory may be made to the MSPCA-Angell, Attn: Donations, 350 South Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130.

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.