Janet M. (Paier) Kaminskas, age 59, passed away peacefully on October 28, 2015 at Smilow - Yale New Haven Hospital. She was born September 22, 1956 in New Haven the daughter of the late Sidney and Vivian (Govang) Paier. Janet is survived by her husband, Bernard, her two daughters Kellie (John) Stein III of Derby and Kristen (Dimitrie) Bogiatzopoulos of Hamden and her brother Richard (Amy) Paier of Orange. She also had many nieces and nephews whom she adored. Janet was predeceased by her twin daughters, Heidi & Susan. Janet was well known for her sense of humor and unwavering strength. Her daughters were her life, along with her cherished dogs, and her many friends. Relatives and friends are invited to visit with her family on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 from 9:00 am - 12 noon at BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden and may attend her funeral service which will begin at 12 noon. Burial will follow in All Saints Cemetery, North Haven. Contributions in Janet's memory may be made to Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven, 20 York St, New Haven, CT 06511-3202.

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  1. I worked with Janet for over 16 years. She was very kind and sweet to all the older women at Stop & Shop, while other weren’t. Rest in Peace Janet!!!

  2. Jan, I have known for about 30 yrs. and you never changed. You always had a smile and a wise crack. Even through your illness you showed your grace. You will be missed my friend. RIP!!!

    Dawn Sullivan

  3. Love you Ma. You taught me a lot about life and gave me a beautiful wife. We miss you very much.

    Your forever grateful son in law.

  4. My deepest condolences to the Kaminskas family, may you find comfort in prayer and the beautiful words of Isaiah 25:8 where God promises us that He will soon eliminate all death and suffering.

  5. RIP to my forever friend ! If you were a friend of Janet’s, you had a friend for eternity. She valued life, friendships, family to the fullest. As sick as she was, she never complained and took everything in stride. Facing everything and getting through each health herdle with a joke or a new tatoo ! To know Janet is to love her. I will miss her calls or text messages in the evening that went on for hours.

    Kristen & Kellie.. I hope you take comfort to know that Mommy isn’t sufffering anymore and that you have an angel waiting to watch over that new little baby that she was so excited about.

    Rest in peace my childhood .partner in crime. ! I love you Paierhead !!

    xoxox Lori Onofrio

  6. It’s a sad day when a force like Janet is taken from this world. Kristen and Kellie, my heart is with you, your dad, Rich, Amy and your families.

    I have some great and crazy memories of our times on First Street and will remember your Mom as one tough woman with a heart of gold.

    As some others have said, her loyalty to her friends and family was unwavering. She told you how it was and didn’t hold back her opinions–you always knew where you stood with her, like it or not! I’ll miss checking in with her when I’m back in CT, having a beer and getting my updates on you girls.

    Just hold on to your memories because they will carry you through the darkest of times and make the happy times that much more meaningful.

    With great sadness,

    Siggy

  7. Thinking of you Kristen, Kellie, and family. Janet was amazing and I am fortunate to have known her. Her strength is admirable and her personality got her through many tough situations. Take comfort in knowing she is in peace, and her spirit will continue to live on within you guys. Love you. Jessica Costeines Xo

  8. Thinking of Kristen and Kellie at this sad time. I new your mom through my sister Fay. I’m so sorry for your loss. She was an AMAZING Person who loved her two daughters and her two dogs. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Kristin and Kellie please have faith in the fact that she is no longer in pain. Your in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. To Bernard and family…….we had many laughs and memories going back to the Leon days……..sincere condolences from Bob, John and Tom Fortuna………she was a sweet heart!

  10. With our deepest condolences to the Kaminskas family. Janet was great and wonderful person . She is no longer suffering and at peace but still with you and always will be forever ! May God bless her ,rest in peace .

    Sincerely,

    The Baselice Family

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