Janice Corkery-Avedis, age 60, of Wilton died on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at the Jewish Home in Fairfield, after a long illness. Born in Newton, Mass., she worked as a pediatric nurse practitioner for 25 years. She was instrumental in establishing the Health Center at Norwalk High School.

She was one of five children born to Abigail and Paul Corkery. Ms. Corkery-Avedis is survived by her husband of 25 years, Michael Avedis, and two children, her son Michael and daughter Taylor.

Her family will receive friends on Monday, April 1 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Magner Funeral Home, 12 Mott Avenue, Norwalk. Other services will be held privately by her family.

Memorial donations may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2076 Silas Deane Hwy, Ste. 100, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.

For information or  online guestbook, visit Magnerfuneralhome.com.