Salem — Mrs. Janice Marie (Tombino) Corbett, 71, of Salem, beloved wife of James Corbett, retired Assistant City Clerk for the City of Salem, passed peacefully at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers surrounded by her family and lifelong friends following a long battle with Kidney Cancer.
Born in Lynn, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret (Fogarty) Tombino. She was raised in Lynn and was a graduate of St. Mary’s Girls High School, class of 1959. She continued her education at North Shore Community College and Merrimack College.
Mrs. Corbett began her professional career with the General Electric from 1960 to 1965. She then began her loving family which was her most beloved “Job.” Following the raising of her children, Jan began a career with the City of Salem as the Assistant City Clerk from 1993 to the year 2000. Following her time with the City Clerk’s office, she had been appointed to the board of Registrars from 2001 until her retirement in 2005. She truly enjoyed her later in life career and especially the relationships she built with all her colleagues and friends.
Active in the community, Jan volunteered at S.A.T.V. She was a long time active member of the AARP board of directors. She was also the editor of the AARP Newsletter. A member of the Women’s Friends Society, she volunteered at the City of Salem Council on Aging, taught Mah Jongg and dedicated her time to always helping others through volunteering.
Mrs. Corbett was an avid reader, bridge and Mah Jongg player yet above all else her family was paramount in her life. She was a dedicated wife planning to celebrate her 50th wedding anniversary in June, a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and loyal friend who will be missed by all.
In addition to her loving husband James Corbett, Jan is survived by her daughter, Jennifer (Corbett) Harrison and her husband Jay; her sons, Jay Corbett and his wife Alicia and Jonathan Corbett and his wife Kate; her seven grandchildren, Amanda, Christopher Corbett, Jason and Nicholas Harrison and Jacquelyn, Devin and Kaylei Corbett; one great-grandchild Johnathan; her brother Robert Tombino and his wife Alberta and several nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Patricia Stead.