- Janet Chase Fickett, 85, died on January 27, 2018. She was born on April 28, 1932, in Winter Harbor, the daughter of E. Francis and Florence Willey Chase.
Janet attended Ellsworth and Winter Harbor High Schools, class of 1949. She was married to Stanley W. Fickett until his death in 1981. They had five children. As a young woman, Janet was a member of the Grange, Eastern Star, PTA, and Chamber of Commerce. She was one of the organizers of the first Winter Harbor Lobster Festival. She was her father's right hand when he owned and operated Chase's Restaurant. Janet's love of dancing, singing, knitting, and cooking are well known. Her family will always remember her for baked beans with her homemade brown bread on Saturday nights and her almost famous chocolate midnight cake and deviled eggs at family gatherings. In retirement, she spent many happy hours doing crossword puzzles, knitting, playing Bingo and Bridge. For many years Janet had fun riding her moped, playing the piano, and picnicking with friends and family. She was a lifelong resident of Winter Harbor and loved it very much. She always said, "Why would anyone want to live anywhere else?"
Janet is survived by her children, Cynthia Alley and her husband, Jeff, Beth Winter and her husband, Emil, Patricia Robinson and her husband, Skip, David Fickett and his wife, Liz, and Paul Fickett and his wife, Christy. Janet was proud to be the grandmother of 15, Jeffrey, Megan, Amanda, Angela, Christy, Leslie, Sarah, Nicholas, Caroline, Molly, Samuel, Israel, Jonathan, Kyle, and Liam, and 17 great-grandchildren, Chelsea, Rhiannon, Ainsley, Andrew, Emmett, Isaac, Hunter, Katie, Brady, Merit, Madeline, William, Anthony, Oliver, Aoife, Seamus, and Bella. She is survived by her sisters, Diane Guthrie of Ellsworth, Shirley Chase of Winter Harbor, her sister-in-law, Arlene Benedict of Steuben, her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Janet was predeceased by her parents, her husband, brother, Edward, and brother-in-law, Tom Guthrie.
Visiting hours will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sat., February 3, 2018, at Jordan-Fernald, 113 Franklin Street, Ellsworth. There will be a committal service at Greenwood Cemetery in Winter Harbor in the spring.
Those who desire may make gifts in Janet's memory to the Winter Harbor Public Library, P.O. Box 326, Winter Harbor, 04693.
Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com
Published on  February 1, 2018