Janet Bulkeley (Ferguson) Appellof Pessoni, 82, of Middletown, wife of the late Ernest C. Appellof and the late Joseph A. Pessoni, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at Hospital of Central Connecticut, Bradley Memorial Campus in Southington.
Born in Middletown, she was the daughter of the late Duncan and Jennie (Daniels) Ferguson.
Janet lived in Middletown all of her life and was a member of Saint John Church in Middletown, where she was a member of the choir. She was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School in 1947 and of Children's Hospital School of Nursing in Boston in 1951. Janet was employed at Wesleyan University Health Center for 26 years retiring in 1993 and was a member of Valley Shore Sweet Adeline Chorus.
She is survived by three sons, Carl Appellof and his wife, Kathleen, of Santo Rosa, Calif., Eric Appellof and his wife, Kathleen, of Fairfield and Mark Appellof and his wife, Sandra, of Middletown; two daughters, Marian Appellof, of New York, N.Y. and Jean Segal and her husband, Robert, of Bedford, Mass.; a stepson, Phillip Pessoni and his wife, Patti, of Westbrook; a brother, Donald Ferguson and his wife, Barbara, of Rockfall; a sister-in-law, Janet Appellof, of Hartford; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at a later date at Saint John Church followed by a burial in Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, friends may make donations in Janet's memory to St. John Church Building Fund, 19 St. John's Square, Middletown, CT 06457.
Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.doolittlefuneralservice.com.
The Doolittle Funeral Home, 14 Old Church St., Middletown, is handling the arrangements.
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