ST. ALBANS/SWANTON — Janet Dorothy Carpenter,75, passed away on Wednesday morning, Jan. 13, 2016 at St. Albans Healthcare and Rehab Center with her family by her side.

Janet was born on Aug. 31, 1940 in Fairfax, the daughter of Howard F. and Rita (LaRochelle) Irish.

Janet was a hard worker and had been employed at several area restaurants as a cook. She loved cats and especially enjoyed cooking, knitting and reading.

Surviving are her children and their families; Lorelei and David Tougas and their children, Adam and Nathan; Rich and Denise Carpenter and children, Meghan, Jordan and Lucas; Melanie and Mark Boudreau and children, Ian, Mitchell and Kaitlyn; William Carpenter and his partner, Valerie, and children, Alayna and Myah; Courtney and Patrick Raymond and children, Kyle and Amelia; four great grandchildren; her husband Richard A. Carpenter; nine surviving siblings, and numerous nieces and nephews. One sibling predeceased Janet.

In accordance with Janet’s wishes, there will be no services.

Should friends desire, contribution in Janet’s memory may be made to Franklin County Animal Rescue, 30 Sunset Meadows, St. Albans, VT 05478.

The Heald Funeral Home is assisting Janet’s family where messages of condolence are welcome at