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Janice Ruth Uzwiak Lattin




Janice Ruth Uzwiak Lattin passed away peacefully March 7, 2024 after battling briefly with pancreatic cancer. She was born July 17, 1959 in Stamford, CT. Daughter of parents Adolf Z. Uzwiak (1927-2012) and Jean R. Neilson Uzwiak (1928-2012). Janice is survived by her dedicated husband Joseph James Lattin of Southbury, CT. Beloved sister of Leonard (Jane) Uzwiak of Lititz, PA and Karen Neville (Bill) of Danbury, CT. She is survived by loving daughters Jessica Nourse-Stuart of Bethel, CT, Erica Joy Meyer (Scott) of Southbury, CT, and step-daughters Katherine Fava (Geno) of Montauk, NY and Kristen McDonnel of Southampton, NY. Proud Nana of Austin Stuart, Dylan Stuart, Isabelle Streeter, Noah Stuart and Ethan Meyer as well as several nieces and nephews whom she held close to her heart. She was predeceased by eldest daughter Michelle Nourse (1979-2022) and parents Adolf and Jean.    


Jan was raised in Bethel, Connecticut where she attended St. Mary’s School and later graduated from Bethel High School in 1977.  She was a competitive softball player, swimmer and field hockey player prior to her journey around the world after high school graduation. She lived in Germany where her first daughter Michelle was born and next California where Jessica was born. Then Colorado, Texas and finally back to her place she always called home, Connecticut to welcome her third daughter Erica.


When returning to CT, she studied at Abbott Technical School to earn an associate degree as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Jan’s giant heart of kindness fit her vocation as a hard-working nurse. She became a prolific reader of diseases and health processes. She was employed at Danbury Hospital and later worked as a head nurse for several assisted living facilities in the Fairfield County area to finally retire for health reasons. Even after retirement she kept her license in case, she ever needed to help someone again. She proficiently and proudly helped family and friends with any medical questions. She truly was the family nurse. 


Aside from Jan’s three daughters she adored each of her five grandchildren like they were angels on earth. She lived for being a Nana and snuggling all her grandchildren and watching them grow. Each of them very different and very uniquely special to Jan. She also loved her four-legged friends and always had a dog in any home or any state she ever called home. Most recently, she leaves behind Schatzi, meaning sweetheart in German. 


Janice discovered she was suffering from end stage pancreatic cancer just 6 and half weeks before her passing. Oftentimes, when this type of cancer is discovered, it is too late. She battled as much as any one person could. Jan’s care team at Regional Hospice was nothing shy of phenomenal. She was treated with respect for being a nurse and compassion by the entire staff at Regional Hospice in Danbury, CT. A heartfelt thank you to Colleen and Rochelle from the hospice facility and Abralyne and Emily from the in-home hospice team who went to great lengths to support and comfort Janice. 


There will be a funeral mass at St. Mary’s Church at 26 Dodgingtown Rd. in Bethel, CT on March 15th, 2024 at twelve noon. Directly to follow is the burial at St Mary’s Cemetery, CT-53 Bethel, CT. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Regional Hospice at 30 Milestone Rd. Danbury, CT. 

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Janice was one beautiful soul. We could all learn by her actions of caring and kindness. She was an incredible swimmer and I often remember her pushing us to victory with her optimism and fortitude. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and close friends. I'm a better person for having known Janice. Rest in peace! ♥️- Jerry Izzo

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She was always so good and uplifting! I'll miss her posts!! She left a huge hole for All that knew and loved her. I remember her from Meckauer and swim team. Sending her whole family prayers for strength and loads of love and hugs!

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Sincere sympathy to Jan's survivors. May she rest in peace. A beautiful legacy left by a beautiful and exceptional woman. Love and prayers to all. Bertha, Betsy and Ed Barosky, Jr. New Canaan, CT and New Hampshire ❤️ ⬆️

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She truly was the family nurse. She used her nursing skills to help and comfort family and friends dealing with medical conditions.

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Rest in Peace Dear Jan. You've earned your golden wings. There's a void in the World without you here. Thank You for spreading your Love to us all.

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