MADISON - Born Janet M. Braum - Meisinger on Aug. 6, 1933 in Bristol, Janet passed to Our Lord with her family at her side on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014.
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Daughter of Rose (Miller) and Harold Holcomb, Janet spent most of her life residing in Madison, where she raised her five children. Janet was most recently a resident of Masonicare in Wallingford.
She leaves behind her daughters, Darlene A. May-Hicks (Herb) of Hartwell, Ga., Elizabeth J. Shaw (Mark) of East Lyme, Kathleen A. Bove (Anthony) of Summerville, S.C., Susan M. Nilson (John) of Moodus; her son, Henry T. Baum (Diane) of Wallingford; and her step-daughter, Roberta Oliveira (John) of Holbrook, Mass.; Janet had nine grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and three great-grandsons. She is predeceased by her husbands, Henry T. Baum, Sr. and Vernon H. Meisinger; she was the sister of Lois Pelletier, of Harwich, Mass., and is predeceased by her sisters, Elizabeth Carlson and Lorraine Allen.
Janet and Vernon spent their summers in Killingworth, and their winters in Vero Beach, Fla. Besides being a devoted wife and mother, Janet was a banker and managed several bank branches in the shoreline area. She loved life, she loved to laugh and she especially was proud of the family she raised. She was an accomplished knitter and she loved to plan and host family gatherings and parties, especially the much anticipated annual family celebration held each summer at the Madison Surf Club. She was a past member of the Madison Beach Club and the Westbrook Elks Club.
Her family would like to thank the devoted staff at MidState Medical Center, most especially Dr. Sack and Dr. Briggs, for their care of our beloved mother.
A celebration of her life will be held at The Mercy Center of Madison on Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 10 a.m. Burial will be at St. Peter's Cemetery in Danbury at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements in care of the Guilford Funeral Home, 115 Church St., Guilford. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her remembrance can made be made to the Masonicare Charity Foundation of CT, Annual Appeal, P.O. Box 70, Wallingford, CT 06492. To share a memory or leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit: www.GuilfordFuneralHome.com.
Published in The Record-Journal on Jan. 21, 2014