Janet Orr
1930 - 2019
Nowak Funeral & Cremation Services - Springfield
15 Ludlow Avenue
Springfield, MA
Janet (Brown) Orr, 89, died August 27, 2019 at Mt. St Vincent Care Center in Holyoke.  Born in 1930, Janet was raised in Southampton, MA.  She graduated from Bates College.  Janet was an elementary school teacher in Wilbraham, retiring in the late 1980s. She retired to her lakefront log home that she built with her husband Bob.  They were both active in their Derby, Vermont community.  She moved back to the area to be close to her family. Janet was predeceased by her husband Robert, and her two brothers Lindsay and Walter Brown.  She is survived by her four children, Muriel Ryan from Ocean Springs, MS; Paul Orr and his wife Dorothy from Columbus, OH; Lindsay Orr and his wife Angela in Eustis FL; and Richard and Mary Orr in Longmeadow. She also leaves her four granddaughters-of whom she is very proud; Meredith, Elizabeth, Christine and Bridget. Janet will be going home to rest with her husband, Bob in Coventry VT. The family wishes to thank the Mt St Vincent staff for their outstanding care and overflowing compassion. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers and/or donations, please read a book to a child. Nowak Funeral & Cremation Services of Springfield is assisting the family.
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Published by Newport Daily Express from Aug. 29 to Aug. 30, 2019.
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Dear Mary and Richard and family, May deep peace and comfort be with you. Sincerely, Christine Tougas
Christine TOUGAS
September 3, 2019
Sorry to hear the passing of your mom. I have great memories of spending time with her at her lake home. She had alot of wisdom.
Mary Fitzgerald
August 30, 2019
So sorry for your loss. I was luckey enough to meet this lovely strong women. She was so welcoming and made me feel at home right away.
Nancy Goodyear
August 30, 2019
To Mrs. Orr's family, please accept my condolences. I was one of her students at Pines School in the 70's.

Lori Landers-Carvalho
August 30, 2019
Janet was a second mom to me. She and Bob cared for me and my brother during a very difficult time for my family. Her kindness and understanding always made me feel wonderful. I will always remember her laugh and peanut butter cookies!!! Love to the Orr family.
Colby Thompson
August 30, 2019
Missy, I'm so sorry for your loss.
Linda Johnson Behrle
A friend from Classical '72
Linda Behrle
August 29, 2019
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