Published April 12, 2019

MELROSE — Janet L. (Putney) Metzler, 86, died at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on April 3, 2019.

She was a graduate of Medford High School, class of 1951 and was a longtime resident of Melrose. Janet was a dedicated employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for over 25 years. She enjoyed traveling with friends and spending time in Maine with her companion, Jim. Mrs. Metzler was an avid shopper on QVC and loved collecting new jewelry. Janet was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Melrose with their Coffee Fellowship on Sunday mornings.

Mrs. Metzler was the loving mother of Kenneth W. Metzler and his wife Karen of Danvers and the late Cheryl (Metzler) Carroll and Hugh C. Metzler. Cherished grandmother of Danielle Gilbert and her husband Nico of Beverly and Kristie Metzler of Danvers. Proud great-grandmother of Wesley Gilbert. Loving sister of Judy Smith of Melrose and her late husband Chris. Former wife of the late Hugh H. Metzler. Loving companion of James M. Frye of Pittsfield, Maine.  

Visitation was held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose on Tuesday, April 9, followed by a funeral service. Interment at Wyoming Cemetery in Melrose. To send a message of condolence please visit