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Janet Ramsdell

Janet M. Ramsdell

Friday, June 2nd, 1933 - Tuesday, August 6th, 2019
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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 10:30 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
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, August 10th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    When
    Saturday, August 10th, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Location
    Brookings-Smith, Bangor
    Address
    133 Center Street
    BANGOR, ME 04401
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  • Service

    Sunday, August 11th, 2019 | 10:30am
    When
    Sunday, August 11th, 2019 10:30am
    Location
    Brookings-Smith, Bangor
    Address
    133 Center Street
    BANGOR, ME 04401
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    Officiant
    Rev. Dr. Rex H. Garrett
  • Interment

    Sunday, August 11th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    Sunday, August 11th, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    Pine Grove Cemetery - Bangor
    Address
    Hammond Street
    BANGOR, ME 04401
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  • Reception

    Sunday, August 11th, 2019 | 11:30am
    When
    Sunday, August 11th, 2019 11:30am
    Location
    Family Reception Center of Brookings-Smith
    Address
    163 Center Street
    BANGOR, ME 04401
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Forrest & Kim Davis

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Forrest & Kim Davis here. Our hearts are saddened by Janet’s passing. She was a ray of sunshine and The Most Positive person, always. We rented a home next door to Art & Jan about 35 years ago and we became friends for life. Janet tried diligently to teach me to sew & become more creative. She Tried!! We had many laughs during these lessons. 😬 We always enjoyed catching each other up on Julie, David, Jeffrey, Tammy and all the grandkids, as well as our own. We have moved away from the area but whenever we made it to Bangor, Janet was always on our visit list. We loved her dearly and our thoughts and prayers go out to her cherished family.
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