Mrs. Janet Clair Hawthorne, of Wayne, NJ, passed away on Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 at the age of 70.
Janet was born to parents Mary and John Debiak on December 7th, 1946 in Passaic, New Jersey. She grew up the eldest of two children and attended Clifton High School. In 1978, she married her beloved husband Harold “Chuck” Hawthorne. Janet was a dedicated wife and mother who always put her children first. She was naturally artistic and a lover of Doo Wop music and outdoor concerts. Janet was always concerned with what was good for her country and a proud patriot. She also loved animals and had a passion for rescuing dogs in need.
Janet is survived by her husband of 39 years, Chuck Hawthorne; her son, Kenneth Hawthorne; her two daughters, Hara Hawthorne and Blair Henry; and her brother, John Debiak.
A memorial Mass will be held 10 am on Tuesday, May 16 at Holy Spirit RC Church, Pequannock. Inurnment will follow at Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Janet's memory can be made to FOWA Rescue www.fowarescue.com.