Janice Mary McWeeny, 72, of Falmouth died Tuesday, January 7, after a battle with cancer.
She was the wife of Michael E. McWeeny, to whom she was married for 25 years.
Born in Boston, she was the daughter of George P. Driscoll and Alice A. (Walsh) Driscoll.
She was educated in the Milton Public Schools, at Fontbonne Academy in Milton and at Boston State College; she received her master’s degree in library science from the University of Maryland.
Ms. McWeeny worked for the Town of Milton library system for many years as well as the Town of Hull school system. She also enjoyed her work as a longtime volunteer at Falmouth Public Library.
She attended religious services wherever she lived; locally at St. Patrick’s Church in Falmouth.
A volunteer instructor for the New England Historic Genealogy Society in Boston, she loved sharing her passion for genealogy. Ms. McWeeny traveled to Ireland more than 20 times to do extensive research on her Driscoll/Walsh ancestors. She loved the country and acquired Irish citizenship and even purchased a cottage there.
She also was accomplished at crochet and knitting and gave her creations as gifts.
She leaves a brother, George Driscoll of Falmouth; a sister, Susan O’Hara of Longs, South Carolina; and other family.
Ms. McWeeny’s husband predeceased her, as did her parents.
Visiting hours will be Tuesday, January 14, from 4 to 6 PM at Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 475 Main Street in Falmouth.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, January 15, at 10 AM at St. Patrick’s Church, 511 Main Street in Falmouth.
Burial will follow at 11:30 AM at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.