Jane H. (Taylor) Guarino, 74, Licensed Practical Nurse

Jane H. (Taylor) Guarino, 74, of Lowell, and a longtime Haverhill resident, died early Wednesday morning, Dec. 5 at Lowell General Hospital, after a brave, two-year battle with lung cancer.

Born in Haverhill on May 27, 1944, she was the only daughter of Fred W. and Helen F. (Evans) Taylor and was a graduate of Pentucket Regional High School with the class of 1962, then went on to graduate from Westbrook College. In 1982, she earned her degree as a licensed practical nurse through the Whittier Vocational Regional Technical High School Nursing Program, which lead to a longtime career as a licensed practical nurse at the former Amesbury Hospital.

She leaves behind her son, John D. Little and wife Crystal of Plaistow, N.H., her daughter, Kristine M. Paquette of Boscawen, N.H., five grandchildren, Ryan, Brandon, and Ty Paquette, and Jacob Fraser and Meghan Little, with one more grandchild on the way, Silas Taylor Little, her only great-grandson, Jax Paquette, her brother, Bradford “Brad” Taylor of Haverhill, along with her niece, Heidi Taylor Peaslee, her nephew, Lucas Taylor Peaslee, extended family and dear friends.

She will always be remembered for her loving and caring ways, her easy, contagious smile, and her devotion to family.

Visiting hours will be held Sunday, Dec. 9 from 4-6 p.m. at the Highland Chapel of Paul C. Rogers Family Funeral Home, 2 Hillside Ave., Amesbury. Funeral services at the funeral home will be Monday, Dec. 10 at 10 a.m. followed by burial in Bridge Street Cemetery, West Newbury.