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Janice Louise Hastings Maddocks, 53, passed away peacefully Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005, after a valiant two-year battle with cancer. She was born Jan. 5, 1952, in Bar Harbor, the daughter of Lyndon and Florence (Marshall) Hastings.

Janice was a vibrant and beautiful woman who lived her life with audacious courage and no small amount of wit and wisdom. Loved by many, Janice explored many areas. She could play clarinet, banjo, bongo drums and loved to dance. She loved music from doo-wop to classical. Janice also dabbled in poetry and short stories. She did many kinds of handiwork including basketry. Janice was an accomplished decorator and created beautiful flower arrangements. She had a savvy business sense and worked with her husband, Bucky, at Satellite Component Engineering for over 20 years. Mainly Used is the business she created in the past three years from her love of home furnishings, antiques, jewelry and decorating. The center of her life was her soul-mate husband, Bucky, her children, and her extended family. The sanctuary for the family was her very unique and lovely home. There was always something wonderful cooking and several projects underway at Janice’s house. Friends were welcomed and they came frequently, and never left empty handed. Generosity was a value that Janice lived by. She listened, offered advice, and provided any support available to her for a friend in need including money, transportation, lodging, clothes, jewelry, food, hugs, tears, and laughter.  Janice loved people and was genuinely interested in the people she met. She was guileless and trusting and offered assistance whenever she saw an opening. Janice mothered her own children, her nephews, and niece, her husband and her grandchildren as well as her friends. She was trusted and dearly loved. She attended many births both in the family and with friends. New life was as high a priority for her as living life to the fullest. Janice held life as a whirlwind adventure and she never wasted a moment. She looked and leaped for all that caught her attention. The only regret expressed throughout the many treatments and surgeries over the past two years was for the upcoming Christmas holiday and her inability to create a beautiful Christmas for her family and her granddaughters.

Janice is survived by her beloved husband of 29 years, Leonard “Bucky” Maddocks of Hancock; three sons, Larry “Smokey” D. Welch Jr. and his partner, Jessica, of Franklin, Michael E. Welch and his partner, Monica, and Benjamin F. Maddocks and his partner, Crystal, all of Ellsworth; a step- son, Randy Maddocks of Ellsworth; a stepdaughter, Danielle Perry of Surry; five granddaughters, Tiffany Lawonn, Hannah Rose Maddocks, Megan Welch, Abby Welch, and Alana Janice Welch; three sisters, Joyce Scott of Morrill, Gail Butler and her husband, James, of Hancock, and Carolyn Clough and her husband, John, of Hancock; a brother, Lyndon Hastings and his wife, Peggy, of Hancock; her mother in law, Velma Maddocks of Ellsworth; four nephews, James McDevitt, Joseph McDevitt, Adam Hastings, and Jesse Hastings; one niece, Maria Scott and her husband, Eugene Howes; and several great nephews. In addition to her parents, Janice was predeceased by a nephew, Orrin S. Scott Jr. 

Friends are invited to visit with the family 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 2005, at the Bragdon-Kelley-Campbell Funeral Home, 215 Main St., Ellsworth, where a celebration of Janice’s life will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005.  Interment will be at Bayview Cemetery, Franklin. In lieu of flowers, friends are invited to contribute to Janice’s last wish for a beautiful Christmas for her children and grandchildren. Contributions will be accepted by her sister, Carolyn Clough, 294 Franklin Road, Hancock, ME  04640. A memorial register and directions are available online at Legacy.com.