Janine Vegiard Eisold

Janine Vegiard Eisold January 24, 1947 - May 17, 2013 Rockville, MD - Janine Vegiard Eisold, 66, of Rockville, Maryland died of cancer on Friday, May 17, 2013 with family at her side at the Montgomery Hospice Home, Casey House. Born January 24, 1947 in Norwich, she attended Norwich Free Academy ( class of 1964) and later graduated from the University of Bridgeport in 1969 with a degree in Education. She immediately began teaching Kindergarten in Norwich. On June 5, 1971 she married John F. Eisold, of Towson, Maryland, who was serving as an officer in the United States Navy. The couple then moved to Hanover New Hampshire where John completed his medical studies at Dartmouth. During that time she taught at a one room schoolhouse in Lyme, New Hampshire. In June, 1976 she moved to Rockville Maryland when John was assigned to Bethesda Navel Hospital and has remained in the area since then. It is where her two children, Jonathan and Jessica were born. She was a teacher in the Montgomery County School System for over 30 years. In 1980 she received a Masters degree from the University of Maryland in Early Childhood Gifted Education. She was a skilled knitter who was renowned for producing handsome handmade sweaters on cue for neonates of family, friends and extended families. Janine was also a life-long lover of animals, adopting several orphaned cats and dogs. She is survived by her husband, Rear Admiral John F. Eisold, her son Jonathan(30) of Rockville Maryland, and daughter Jessica (27) of Honolulu, Hawaii and her brother Michael Vegiard of Putnam Connecticut.

Published in Norwich Bulletin on June 28, 2013