Janice (Anderson) Brissette, 94, passed away on July 21, 2022 at the Stamford Hospital. The only child of Loretta and William Anderson (both deceased), she was born in Rockford, IL on June 9, 1928, and grew up in a close-knit Swedish American community.
Jan graduated from Rockford High School in 1945 where she met the love of her life Richard Stacey Brissette. They were married on June 24, 1950 and moved to MA where Dick attended college. Their first child William was born in Lowell, and their next two children John and Roberta (Robin) were born in Westwood, NJ as Dick began his career with Union Carbide. After the move to Darien 1964, Jan stayed busy as a homemaker for her family, while participating in school and local organizations, including the Darien Community Concerts, the Noroton Yacht Club and PEO. She and Dick traveled a great deal and they shared their photos and stories with all. Sadly, Dick passed away in 1998 but Jan continued to be involved in her community, in particular the Noroton Presbyterian Church, which she faithfully attended until health issues reduced her mobility.
Jan was a genuinely kind and optimistic person who enjoyed the love of her family and friends. She will be greatly missed by her sons William (Peggy), John (Sue Bell), and her daughter Robin. She was so proud of her two grandsons, Mark (Lilit) and Bennett and the arrival of her first great grandchild August as the pandemic began brought her such joy. She leaves many dear friends, especially Claire Balkite, and her kitty Henry, who was her daily companion for many years.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, July 29 at 1 p.m. in the chapel at the Noroton Presbyterian Church and Jan will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband in the Memorial Garden. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the WIKS-USA Nambale Magnet School in rural Kenya (https://www.wiks-usa.net/website/publish/support/index.php?2) in Jan's memory.