Hamden - Janet (Nunes) Nelson, 54, of Hamden, passed on May 6, 2013, after a short illness.
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She was born Nov. 19, 1958, the daughter of Arthur and Gloria (Slate) Nunes. Janet graduated from New London High School in 1976. Her love of singing and a beautiful voice led her to the New Life Singers in the mid 70s where she traveled throughout the region performing. People were drawn to her quick wit and amazing sense of humor which cultivated many friendships. Janet stayed at home to raise her children, but, most recently, she was a store manager for Sleep Number Bed. Throughout her adult life, she moved around the country, last living in Hamden.
Janet is survived by her two daughters, Katherine Wilkerson of Washougal, Wash., and Rachel Page of Fayetteville, N.C.; a son, Paul Nelson of Hamden; grandchildren, Kaydence and Owen; siblings, Frederick Nunes of Florida, Cheryl Sanders of Quaker Hill, and Patty Nunes of New London. She also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.
Janet was predeceased by her parents, Arthur and Gloria (Slate) Nunes, and a brother, Kenneth.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on May 11, 2013, at Pleasant Valley Community of Prayer and Praise, 20 Grove Ave., Groton, CT 06340.
Published in The Day on May 8, 2013