Janice Lynn Branch

Janice Lynn Branch, 56, of Saranac Lake, died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, at her residence.

Born in Poughkeepsie on Dec. 28, 1962, she was the daughter of Warren and Patricia (Zipser) Clark. Janice married Stafford Branch on Aug. 19, 2005, in Saranac Lake.

Janice was a devoted and loving wife, mother, stepmother and grandmother. She worked several jobs throughout Saranac Lake, with her most recent being a direct support professional with the Adirondack Arc. Due to declining health, Janice was unable to continue working and spent her time with family and friends.

She is survived by her husband Stafford Branch, her mother Patricia Clark of Shokan, her daughter Lauren Harvey of Saranac Lake, stepdaughter Emily Branch of New Smyrna Beach, Florida, sister Diane Clark of Florida, two brothers, Michael Clark of Texas and James Clark of New York, and two grandchildren, Christina Harvey and Alexis Munn, both of Saranac Lake.

Janice was preceded in death by her father Warren Clark and her brother-in-law Michael Pursley.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. Calling hours will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday Sept. 26 at the funeral home. A memorial service will immediately follow at 5 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Alex Guimpol officiating.

Friends wishing to remember Janice Lynn Branch may make memorial contributions to Tri-Lakes Humane Society in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home, 20 Church St., Saranac Lake, NY 12983. Family and friends can also share their memories and sign the online guestbook at fortunekeoughfuneralhome.com.