Janet A. Lawshe of North Haven died Feb.24, 2006. Born in New Haven on March 1, 1937 a daughter of the late Frank and Louise Gallo Fucci. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Southern Connecticut State University in 1959. Mrs. Lawshe earned graduate credits in Art and Special Education. She taught elementary school in Maryland where she designed and coordinated pilot teaching programs. She also taught in the Hamden Public Schools and provived special education tutoring in the Cheshire School System. Mrs. Lawshe worked as an adjunct instructor at Gateway-Community Technical College in New Haven. She was a member of both the Grand Avenue Congregational Church and Colesville Methodist Church (Maryland) for many years. Mrs. Lawshe was active in Girl Scout Leadership and taught Sunday School. She was an accomplished artist and a published poet and an award winning member of the CT Poetry Society. Mrs. Lawshe leaves her daughter, Susan Lawshe of West Hartford, a son, Thomas Capola and a daughter-in-law Angelica and two grandchildren, Cooper and Annabelle of Weston. She is survived by her brother Frank Fucci and sister-in-law Mona Fucci of San Diego, CA. and a sister Lois Fucci of North Haven. Janet was a devoted mother, sister, and friend. She sought and found beauty in the world around her and the people she loved. Her talent, her gentle touch, her voice- we will miss forever. A Funeral Service will be held at Hamden Plains United Methodist Church, 15 Church St., Hamden, on Thurs., March 2, 2006 at 10:30am. Friends may call at BEECHER & BENNETT Funeral Home, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden, on Wed. March 1, from 4-8pm. Internment following the Service will be at Centerville Cemetery. Contributions in memory of Janet can be made out to: Hamden Plains United Methodist Church, 15 Church St., Hamden, CT 06518 OR Cancer Care, 120 East Ave., Norwalk, CT 06851.

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  1. Dear Lois and family, Even though I cannot be with you in person, I want you to know that I will remember Janet and you in my prayers. You will always have Janet in your heart and memories. You are a loving and generous sister with a family and friends who will be comforting you at this time. That is a blessing. Afterwards take a breather. Take care of your health. Both my father and mother died last year so I understand how you feel. They are never far from my thoughts, but I am trying to live MY life and talk to them and think that they are with me in all I do. They would want me and my family to hold them dear while I face the future with joy and love. You are an active person and with Shanley nearby, you are bound to be volunteered for something or other. My sincere condolences, Gerry Gillio

  2. Dear Sue and Auntie Lo – I am so sorry for the loss of your mother and sister – you were the three musketeers making the best of what life has to offer and absolutely hysterical together – I am here for you when you need me – love wendyo

  3. Dear Sue: We are so sorry for your loss. And though we can’t be there in person, please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. With much love, your law school friends, Maite,Beth, Fred, Scott, Chris, Karren, Loren P., Mike M.

  4. I did not personally have the pleasure of knowing Mrs. Janet Lawshe; however I do have the benefit of her daughter’s friendship, Susan Lawshe. Susan is such a wonderful person and great friend. I know that Susan is very fond and loving towards her mother, whom she will miss greatly! I offer my sincere condolences to those hearts that Janet was able to reach and therefore miss her today.

  5. My dearest Lois, Words cannot express my sorrow at your loss. I know how very close you and Janet were to each other. How you would share not only your sorrows, but your joys that life brought. You have always been there for each other… and I believe that Janet will always be at your side in spirit. I am sure that she couldn’t leave her little sister behind , so I believe that your now have a very special guardian angel. All my love to you and her children, Maureen Shanley

  6. Sue, Although I won’t be there in person, you know my thoughts are with you, as they have always been over these many years. You have always been such a source of pride for your mom…you KNOW that. You, your Aunt Lois, and your mom have always been team, facing everything together. You will be still, but now your mom will have unlimited strength and freedom to watch over you both. My love is with you all. I have enjoyed being able to share some smiles and laughter (along with the tears) with you these past few days, remembering your mom and all she did, especially for me.

  7. Sue, I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Anita

  8. Sue, I’m so very sorry for your loss. I hope you take comfort in knowing that her suffering is over. Love Dave

  9. Sue, We are very sorry to hear of the loss of your mother and are keeping you and your family in our prayers. You were a wonderful daughter to her and I know how much she will be missed. Love, Anne, Brian, Emily and Jack Gouin

  10. Sue: I wish I could be with you during this tough time but I hope you know that my thoughts are prayers are with you. Love, Cindy

  11. Sue: Words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. I hope you will take comfort in the many memories that you have of your Mom. My thoughts are with you and your Aunt Lois. Love, Laura

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