JANET T. MAGNANT

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FRANKLIN — Janet T. Magnant, age 83, passed away after a brief illness on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015 at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington.

She was born in St. Albans on Feb. 14, 1932 to the late Merrill Magnant & Lucy (Perrotte) Garrow.

Janet spent her working career at Union Carbide in St. Albans. After retirement she became the full time caregiver to her mother and stepfather, Harland until their passing. She enjoyed traveling, especially on her various bus trips as well as two trips to Scotland. Janet was a giving person that would do anything for anybody; she was always willing to bring someone to church or an appointment. Her favorite hobby was playing cards and she would attend several card parties around the area.

She is survived by her sister, Betty Wright of St. Albans; two nieces, Kathy Beaudoin and her husband, Greg, of Jeffersonville and Debra Swan and her husband, Gary, of Colchester; great niece & nephews, Ashley, Garrett and Erik; close friends, Lorraine Longley and Sue Richards and several others. Besides her parents, Janet was predeceased by her stepfather, Harland Garrow.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, School St., Franklin. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Franklin.

A time of visitation will be held on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, from 4-7 p.m. at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls.

For those who wish, contributions in Janet’s memory may be made to the Franklin Homestead – Resident Activity Fund, 114 Homestead Drive, Franklin, VT 05457 or to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, P.O. Box 563, Enosburg Falls, VT 05450.

Condolences may be sent through www.spearsfuneralhome.com.