Salisbury, MA — Janet E. (Mleczko) Eaton, 69, longtime Salisbury resident, died early Saturday morning, June 21, 2014, at Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill, surrounded by the family she loved so much.
Janet was born in Lawrence, June 11, 1945, and was the daughter of the late Louis and Eileen (Morrissey) Mleczko. She was a graduate of Lawrence High School.
Janet was a cook at the Salisbury Memorial School and had been a Sunday School teacher at East Parish United Methodist Church in Salisbury for 15 years.
She enjoyed going to craft fairs and loved gardening. The countless hours she spent in her garden, creating beautiful flower beds and the time spent in drying her precious flowers, won her many ribbons at local fairs, including the Superintendents Award that she won at the Topsfield Fair. The joy she derived from her flower garden she passed on to family and friends by creating stunning floral arrangements for special occasions, or sometimes just to brighten a room. As much as she loved spending time in her garden, there was no greater joy in her life than that of family.
She leaves behind her husband of more than 50 years, Kendall A. Eaton; her daughter, Tricia L. Eaton; her son, Mark J. Eaton and wife, Amanda, all of Salisbury; her three grandchildren, who were her pride and joy, Jacob, Kathryn and Gracie; her sister, Joanne Ratcliffe and husband, Robert, of Salisbury; along with several nieces, nephews, and dear friends. She will be missed by them all.
ARRANGEMENTS: Visiting hours at the Elliott, Woodworth & Rogers Family Funeral Home, 35 Green Street, Newburyport, will be Tuesday, June 24, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, at 11 a.m., at the East Parish United Methodist Church, 8 Lafayette Road, Salisbury, followed by burial in Long Hill Cemetery.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Anna Jaques Community Foundation, 25 Highland Avenue, Newburyport, MA 01950.