Janet M. Townsend

February 13, 1941 - April 3, 2024
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First Presbyterian Church - N.J.
35 Church Street
Rockaway, NJ 07866
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Janet Townsend, 83, of Greenville, SC, passed away peacefully on April 3, 2024. She was born on February 13, 1941 in Armada, MI to John Townsend and Dorothy Cotton Townsend, the second of their five children. Prior to moving to Greenville in 2015, Janet lived in Rockaway and Wharton, NJ for 33 years, and Armada,Continue Reading

Lydia Walker left a message on May 3, 2024:
Between Amsterdam and Janet’s ride on a luggage cart with a hotel gift of “special brownies” and Snoop Dog sitting with us in the lobby, thoughts of Janet will always make me smile. It was a trip we attempted, but did not finish, but thoroughly enjoyed for a few days. Next, we went through the Panama Canal together, something she always wanted to do. She managed her walker and flew all over the ship until it was cocktail time when we had strawberry daiquiris and listened to a cocktail quartet and a wonderful piano player. Yes, I led her down the garden path, but what fun! She will be missed.
Joy Durland left a message on May 2, 2024:
I am so sorry to hear of Janet's passing. I always loved hearing her voice in the choir. I was actually envious! Rest in peace.
John S Smatla left a message on April 29, 2024:
I was good friends with Janet for a very long time - I met her in 1988 when Copeland Middle School hired a pretty young guy to be a substitute music teacher. Being from the Buckeye State, I connected with Janet's midwestern roots (even though she was from "the state up north"). She also loved music and as a musician, we shared a lot of interesting conversations about music. I think she got a kick out of me and I know I got a kick out of her. I found out several weeks after her passing - but had the great pleasure of a phone call from her son, John, who realized that I was a little in shock, having not been in frequent contact with Janet in recent months. I will really miss her but I'll always appreciate a special friendship that we shared for some 35 years or so. Wishing all who were close to her my condolences too.
Amanda bokesch left a message on April 26, 2024:
Sending my condolence to you all!
Holly Lenhardt left a message on April 25, 2024:
Janet and I had many good times. One of my favorite memories is when she and her friend Ginger came up to our summer home in Boothbay Harbor. We had a great three days visit, filled with fun and Janet's infectious laughter. Rest in Peace, my friend.
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Cindy Davis left a message on April 15, 2024:
Fondest memories sharing both adult and children's books with Janet at CMS! Rest in peace, dear lady!
Marion Cameron left a message on April 8, 2024:
I am so sorry that I was just made aware of Janet’s passing. I worked at Cascades for several years and she was definitely one of my favorites. She was always smiling and talking, if someone was there to listen, especially about the grandchildren. She was loved and will be missed 💔💔💔
Suzanne Youngman left a message on April 7, 2024:
Janet was a lovely person always thinking of others. I knew Janet while I was a teacher at the high school in Rockaway. My condolences goes to her family. Sincerely Suzanne Youngman
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