- Janet B. Chapman, 61, passed away October 28th, 2017 in Glenburn, peacefully with her family by her side. She was born January 22nd, 1956 in Caribou Maine, the daughter of Ella and Delbert Byram.
Her childhood was spent in Caribou and later in Bangor with her four older siblings. She attended St. Mary's School in Bangor.
She met her soulmate, Robert A Chapman when she was 19 years old. They married on October 1st, 1977 and they just celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary.
Janet was a New York Times Best Selling author and had created twenty four published books over the last fifteen years, for her dedicated and loyal fans.
She made a living doing what she loved from a studio overlooking the lake. She admitted to living every grandmothers dream, with both her children and all her grandchildren living next door. None of these facts were lost on her or ever taken for granted.
She is survived by her loving husband Robert A. Chapman, her children Benjamin R. Chapman, and wife Jessica of LaGrange, Maine, Nicholas B. Chapman, and wife Danielle of Lewiston, Maine; adored grandchildren Alex, Abigail, and Ella. Her longtime friend and agent Grace Morgan. As well as special and treasured friends, siblings, in laws, nieces, and nephews.
She is predeceased by her father Delbert Byram, mother Ella Byram, and brother Paul Byram.
The family sends a special thank you to Beacon Hospice for giving her the compassion and care that she deserved.
There will be no public visiting hours. A private service will be planned at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Bangor Salvation Army 65 South Park Street Bangor, ME 04401. http://nne.salvationarmy.org/Bangor
Janet was excited to add another granddaughter in the coming weeks. She always signed her books, "Believe in the Magic."
Published on  November 1, 2017