Janette George

Obituary of Janette P. George

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It is with great sadness that we must announce the passing of Janette George, who passed away on October 28th, 2023, at Renaissance of Lincoln Park.


Janette was born to Martin and Alice Carroll in December of 1922 and was raised in Newark alongside her many siblings. Janette grew up during the great depression and the era had a heavy influence on her childhood but she worked hard enough that she graduated high school; a rare accomplishment at the time. Her experience of living through the economic crisis not only taught her many lessons, but also gave her the skill of being a great storyteller; and what great stories they were! After high school Janette and her cousin, Claire, took advantage of the job openings that were created when men left to fight in World War II. They began work in a machine shop and that is where Janette met the love of her life, Charles George, at just 19 years old. Soon after meeting Janette, Charles joined the ranks of men who were chosen to serve their country and all through his time there, he prayed using the miraculous medal of St. Mary that Janette had given to him on his 19th birthday. He returned safely and the couple celebrated by tying the knot. The pair shared over 58 years of marriage and raised 2 children together before his passing in 2003.


When Janette had her first child, she took on the full-time job of being a mother. She raised her children with all the love a mother could give and they created precious memories together. The family would spend their entire summers down the shore where they would bask in the sun and cool off in the waves. Point Pleasant Beach became a home away from home for not only Janette, but the generations that came after her. Janette also had a love for shopping that brought her and her daughter on countless shopping trips and sent them home with arms full of bags. One of her favorite places to find hidden treasure was at a garage sale. She had a knack for finding the best deals on great items that you sometimes couldn’t even find in stores. Her daughter remarks that she loved the beach, she loved garage sales, but to Janette, a garage sale at the beach was like stepping into paradise on Earth.


Janette had a unique sense of humor that could make anyone laugh, and her laugh was an infectious one. She will be remembered as a kind and caring woman who always brought a smile to the faces of those around her.


Though we are saddened by her passing, we take comfort in knowing that she is reunited in Heaven with those who came before her; her beloved husband, Charles George, her dear son, Dennis George, as well as her parents and many siblings. We look now to those she leaves behind to care on her memory. Janette is survived by her daughter, Sharon Dwyer; her daughter-in-law, Nancy George; her grandchildren, Tracey Walsh (Michael), Dennis George (Erin), Kimberly Kafafian (Danny), Kelly Ann Hafl (Paul), Tiffany Dwyer; her great grandchildren, Chelsea, Charlie, Colby, Dennis, Brian, Nathaniel, Gabriel, Broc, Brady, Kaleigh, and Genesis; and her sister, Jean Sherry. Please keep these people in your thoughts and prayers during this trying time.


Hours of public visitation for Janette are scheduled for Thursday, November 2nd, from 3 to 7 PM at Norman Dean Home for Services, 16 Righter Avenue, Denville. A Mass of Christian Burial will occur the following day, Friday, November 3rd, at 10 AM at St Pius X Church, 24 Changebridge Rd, Montville. Immediately following the mass will be the interment service held at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover. All are welcome to come and celebrate the life of this wonderful woman. Please leave a condolence, light a candle, and share your favorite memory of Janette to continue to celebrate her special life.