Hildegard (Ferdin) Janard, 82, of Salem, passed away in the company of her loving family, Sunday, August 21, 2016 following a brief illness.
Born in Sharley, Germany, Hildegard was the daughter of the late Stephan and Lucie (Rogon) Ferdin. Hildegard worked for over 40 years with Sylvania Electric in Salem and Danvers. She loved being with her family and was the life of the party. She also enjoyed seeing her friends on her many walks downtown Salem.
She is survived by four children; Lucy Coleman and her husband William of Salem, Helen Janard Hensley of Peabody, Carol Janard of Salem, Hilda Mekelatos and her husband John of Beverly; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Gertrude Bagley of California, and nieces and nephews. Hildegard was predeceased by her daughter, Darlene Janard and her son, Allen Janard, Jr.
Visiting hours are Friday from 4-8pm in the Berube & Sons Funeral Home, 191 Lafayette St. Salem. A memorial service will be held during the visitation at 7 pm. Relatives and friends are invited. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in her name to Alzheimer's Association, 311 Arsenal St. Watertown, MA 02472. To sign the online guest book please visit www.BerubeFuneralHome.com.