SOUTHBURY — Janet L. Lawlor, 59, passed away Thursday, August 8, 2019 at Smilow Cancer Center in New Haven. She was the beloved wife of Michael Lawlor, Sr.
Janet was born February 28, 1960, in Waterbury, the daughter of the late Robert Lawton and H. Elise (Hicock) Lawton. A long-time resident of Southbury, she graduated from the Southbury school system where she would eventually work.
Janet dedicated her life to working with children and was the director of child day care at Sheriden Woods Health Care in Bristol, prior to being a special educational para at Pomperaug Elementary School. She was very caring, dedicated and devoted to the students and staff she worked with for many years.
Being the friendly, kind, thoughtful and giving person that she was, she was always thinking of others before herself. Everyone who knew her will never forget her cooking for events, and the cookies that always seemed to be there for all occasions.
Her other love in life, besides cooking, was Disney. For Janet, a great family vacation happens in Orlando with having a Magical Day.
Besides her husband of 27 years, she leaves her son, Michael Jr., and her daughter, Erin; and her sisters, Judy MacIver and her husband, Chuck, and Susan McCleary and her husband, Bryan both of Watertown.
She was predeceased by her brother, Robert Lawton of Everett, Wash., who will always be with her.
Janet’s family would like to thank all of those who helped support her with their friendship, thoughts and prayers over the last few months and to all who participated, organized and helped in the Swipe for Life drive a few weeks ago.
Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, August 15, at Carpino Funeral Home, 750 Main St. South in Southbury. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Janet's name may be made to the Autism Society of America, 4340 East-West Highway, Suite 350, Bethesda, Md. 20814.
To leave a message of remembrance, visit www.CarpinoCares.com.