Janet M. Ramsdell


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Bangor - Janet M. Ramsdell, 86, passed away August 6, 2019. She was born June 2, 1933, the daughter of Harold and Etta (Simpson) Rand. A graduate of Brewer High School, she was employed as secretary at Coles Express, Eastern Corporation, and retired from Dead River Company after 34 years.
She was predeceased by sisters, Dolores Libbey Beaulieu, Dorothy MacLeod; brother, H. Kenneth Rand; her loving husband of 53 years, Arthur L. Ramsdell, J; also predeceased after a short marriage to the late Frank "Ben" Gunn.
Janet loved and trusted in the Lord and believed in living each day to its fullness. She enjoyed the good times she and Arthur had while traveling in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. She also enjoyed crossword puzzles, books, walking, full moons, and lunching with her friends "The Lady Bugs."
She is survived by her daughter, Julie Ann Projansky and her husband, David, of Lewiston; granddaughter, Alyssa and husband, Tony Nile, of Auburn; son, Jeffrey A. Ramsdell and wife, Tammy, of Bangor; grandsons, Christopher Ramsdell, of Virginia; Ryan Ramsdell and wife, Melissa, of Bangor; Bryce Jones and wife, Kelly, of Bangor, and Tyler Jones of Bangor. A very special step-son, Michael Gunn and wife, Vicki of Melbourne, Florida; several nieces and nephews; and many, many good friends. She is also survived by her beloved friend, Kenneth Merrill of Bangor, lifelong friend, Jackie Williamson, and dear friend, Rosemary Ford.
Relatives and friends are welcome to call 4-6 pm Saturday, August 10, 2019, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor, where a funeral service will be held 10 am Sunday, August 11, 2019, with the Rev. Dr. Rex H. Garrett officiating. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversation and refreshments at the Family Reception Center of Brookings-Smith, 163 Center St. Bangor. Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Bangor, following the reception. Those wishing to remember Janet in a special way may make gifts in her memory to the Bangor Public Library, c/o Tina Hustus, 145 Harlow St., Bangor, 04401. Condolences to the family may be expressed at BrookingsSmith.com
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Sandra Mansfield
Aug 27, 2019
So sorry to hear of Janet's passing. I worked with her at Dead River and we were doing annual treks to Newport for lunch. Nice, nice lady!
Lynn Brooks Hunt
Aug 22, 2019
I was so sorry to learn of Janet's illness and passing. Janet was such a lovely lady who was a loyal friend and assistant to my late husband, Walter, for many years that he was with Dead River Company. Janet was someone Walter spoke about so highly and she was always so supportive and caring with me. She was truly a wonderful and beautiful person, inside and out. I was blessed to know her. My sincerest sympathies to the entire family. Sincerely, Lynn Hunt
Janet Timmins
Aug 12, 2019
Jeff, I was sorry to read of Janet’s passing. She was such a special person and I had the pleasure and honor of working with her for several years. You could say I was doubly blessed since I was able to work with both of you at 2 different companies. My condolences to you and your family.
Wendy (Simpson) Gainsborough
Aug 09, 2019
I have fond memories of my Maine cousins coming to visit in Miramichi, NB and particularly when Janet & Arthur and several other Rand cousins came to visit us Winnipeg for a mini family reunion in 1994. I spoke with Janet last on her 85th birthday- what a gracious lady!
Condolences to the family. 💞Wendy
Alisa Helfen
Aug 09, 2019
Janet will be greatly missed. I was very lucky and fortunate to have known Janet and Arthur. Greatest sympathy extended to family and friends.
Denny Honey Sr So
Aug 09, 2019
So sorry to hear of your mother's passing, Jeff.
Kathy Goodness
Aug 08, 2019
On behalf of the Goodness family, I would like to say you have our thoughts and prayers. My dad went to school with her & my mother enjoyed many monthly meals with her. I was able to get to know her the last year that my mom & I lived in Maine. She was a very sweet woman and will be missed. Much love!
Shiirley Chase
Aug 08, 2019
Jeff & Tammy , My deepest sympathy to you & your family
Patti Lee Bailey
Aug 08, 2019
Julie I'm so deeply sorry to learn of your mom's passing. Your parents were the best . We had great times as children. My prayers are with your family.
Duane Young
Aug 08, 2019
Jeff & Tammy
Sorry for your loss.
Thoughts and prayers for you and your family
Catherine Martinage
Aug 08, 2019
Dear Jeff, So sorry for your loss. I didn't get to meet you, we had just missed each other the first day I went to visit your mom. I visited with your mom at the nursing home. She is a sweet lady. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family.
Linda Boone
Aug 08, 2019
I will miss this beautiful lady shopping in my store. My deepest sympathies to the family.