TORRINGTON >> Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Mrs. Janet (Bergman) Blakeslee, 63, of Litchfield, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 at Valerie Manor with her loving husband, family and close friends by her side. She was the wife of George W. Blakeslee.
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Janet was born in Waterbury on Jan. 7, 1950, daughter of the late Niles and Bertha (Kellerman) Bergman. She was a graduate of Thomaston High School Class of 1968. Janet worked in the medical billing department at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, retiring after 26 years. She was a member of the Friendship Baptist Church, whose faith was one of her greatest consolations during her final days. She also volunteered much of her time and efforts with her fellow parishioners at the Touchstone School.
Besides her husband George of 35 years, Janet leaves behind her three sons, Michael Blakeslee and his wife Marisa, of Cheshire, Mark Blakeslee of Coral Springs, Florida, Daniel Blakeslee of Litchfield; a daughter Joanne Homar of Pompano Beach, Florida; a brother, Edwin Bergman and his wife Edyth of Avon; a sister, Judy Mitrowski of South Windsor; nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a stepson, George Bushman; a brother Carl Bergman; a sister Dorothy Norton and a grandson Joseph Blakeslee.
Arrangements: A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, Jan. 17, at 6:30 p.m. at Friendship Baptist Church in Litchfield. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours. Funeral services have been entrusted to Chase Parkway Memorial/The Albini Family Funeral Home, 430 Chase Parkway.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to: Friendship Baptist Church, 441 Torrington Rd (Rte 202) . Litchfield, CT 06759.
For more info or to send e-condolences visit: www.chaseparkwaymemorial.com
Published in The Register Citizen on Jan. 17, 2013