WOLFESBORO, NH - Janet Lois Waldron, age 80, passed away peacefully on July 12, 2015 after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease. Janet was born on February 21, 1935 in Callicoon, NY to Audley I. and Ruth A. Dorrer.
She graduated from Delaware Valley Central School in 1952, and earned her Bachelor's degree from Russell Sage College in 1956. After college she was recruited into the management training program at Filene's Department Store in Boston. While living in Boston Janet met her future husband, Robert Waldron. The two married in 1957, and moved to Presque Isle, ME in 1958 for Bob to pursue a career as a trust officer in the banking industry. The family remained in Presque Isle for nearly thirty years, and it was there that they raised their four children, Roger, James, Scott and Barbara. Janet volunteered in many capacities while living in Presque Isle. She was active in the local chapter of the American Association of University Women, the Garden Club, was a Cub Scout troop leader, and taught Sunday School at the Presque Isle Congregational Church. Her greatest joys in life came from watching her children pursue their dreams. She particularly enjoyed following her three sons as they played basketball in seemingly every school gymnasium in Aroostook County and Eastern Maine starting when Roger was in sixth grade and ending with Scott's high school graduation in 1982. The state basketball tournament season in March was a particularly special time for her. One of her fondest memories was watching son James and his team win the Eastern Maine Class A Championship in 1979. In the summer she supported Barbara as she rode and showed horses. In 1987 Jan and Bob moved to New Hampshire, first settling in Merrimack before landing in Wolfeboro in 1989. Life in Wolfeboro revolved around watching her grandchildren in their various activities, sharing books with friends in her book club, and traveling to UNH each fall to watch the Wildcat football team.
Janet leaves behind her husband Bob, son Roger and his wife Pamela and children Kaitlin, Gregory and RJ of Vienna, VA, son James and his partner Jennifer Turner Chaundy and children Turner and Hunter Chaundy of Gilford, NH and Solomons, MD, son Scott and his partner Donna DeSalle of Buxton, ME, and daughter Barbara and her husband William Barton and children Emily and Sam of Tuftonboro, NH. She will be dearly missed.
Funeral services will be held on Monday July 27 at 11:00 AM at the First Congregational Church of Wolfeboro, NH.
The Baker-Gagne Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Wolfeboro, NH is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Donations in her memory may be made to The Alzheimer's Association to support research to find a cure for this terrible disease; or to your local Humane Society, as Janet was a lover of all animals, particularly cats.
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