Polly Ann Janowiec
1932 - 2021
Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home
419 Buckland Road
South Windsor, CT

Polly Ann (Anderson) Janowiec, 89, of Midlothian, Virginia, died on Oct. 4, 2021, at Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center. She was predeceased by her husband, Thomas Michael Janowiec; son, Thomas David Janowiec; and grandson, Jason Thomas Lemay.

Polly was born on May 18, 1932, in Greenwich. She was the daughter of the late Elmer Nels Anderson and Ruth Helen (Wing) Batstone. She lived on Conyers Farm in Greenwich, and Kent, before moving to South Windsor shortly after she was married. Polly received her State High School Diploma in 1956. She attended The Hartford Art School of the University of Hartford and she received her Diploma in Fine and Liberal Arts on June 9, 1957. Polly and Thomas married March 24, 1956, in Kent. They settled in South Windsor, where she stayed at home raising two daughters and one son. Polly was a member of the First Congregational Church of South Windsor where she taught Church School for 10 years. She was employed as a seamstress at a local bridal shop. She used her talents as a seamstress to mend or sew new clothes for dolls that were given away to needy children. Polly was a talented artist in oil painting and watercolors and displayed her artwork in art shows. She enjoyed making summer trips to Maine to visit her daughter, Catherine and her family, and loved going to Popham Beach. She also enjoyed sewing, cooking and baking, gardening, crossword and jigsaw puzzles, and attending family reunions. Polly's biggest priorities were her faith and her family. She loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and she enjoyed reading books to them, playing board games, video games, jigsaw puzzles, and attending their events. Polly was adored by her family and loved for her kindness, compassion, wit, and hospitality. She gave the warmest hugs, baked the best chocolate chip cookies, was a master of crossword puzzles and touched the hearts of everyone she met. Even though she struggled with health issues since she was a teenager, she never complained or let it stop what she loved to do. She was always so motivated even if she wasn't feeling well.

Polly Janowiec is survived by two daughters, Catherine Brown (James) of Durham, Maine, and Margaret Lemay (Michael) of Midlothian; four loving grandchildren, Erica Brown (fiancé Tyler), Jennifer Lott (Jeremy), Kevin Brown, and Christy Lemay; and two great-grandchildren, Emma Lott and Ava Lott. In addition, she leaves three sisters, Elizabeth Roberts of Springfield, Missouri, Marion Moxley of Midlothian, and Medora Matson of Kent; two stepbrothers, Jeremy Batstone of Wake Forest, North Carolina and John Batstone of Littleton, Colorado; nieces, nephews, and friends.

Arrangements are being made for a graveside service at Center Cemetery, Main Street, South Windsor, on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, at noon. The Rev. Nina Schmid will be officiating the graveside service. The graveside service will also be live streamed.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Polly's name may be made to the First Congregational Church of South Windsor, P.O. Box 165, South Windsor, CT 06074.

Polly's life will be celebrated by her family on Oct. 16. Arrangements are in the care of Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home in South Windsor. For online condolences, graveside service live streamed link and directions, please visit


Published by Journal Inquirer from Oct. 16 to Oct. 20, 2021.
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Graveside service
Center Cemetery
Main Street, South Windsor, CT
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