Janet M. Franz EAST MONTPELIER — Janet M. Franz, 70, of Route 14 in East Montpelier died unexpectedly on January 19, 2018. She was born on December 6, 1948, in Bufffalo, N.Y., the daughter of Roger and Martha (Borchard) Franz. She attended schools in Clarence, N.Y. and graduated from Clarence Central High School. She later received her Bachelor’s degree from Hiram College in Hiram, Ohio and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Vermont. Janet worked of the State Court System as an administrator and as a Human Resource officer. She later worked as an adjunct instructor of History for Norwich University. Survivors include her siblings, Margaret Johnson of Ashtabula, Ohio, Gerald Franz of Flagstaff, Arizona, and Jonathan Franz of Rochester, N.Y. She also leaves a longtime friend, John Amadon. A memorial service will be held in the spring Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, New England Chapter, 20 Speen St., 2nd Floor, Framingham, MA 01701. Those wishing to express online condolences may do so at www.guareandsons.com.

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To Jon and Gerry Franz, and to Margaret, I am so sorry for your loss. I enjoy a Facebook friendship with Lee Holfelder, so I saw this sad news. Lee and I swap stories of nursing home residents who are enlivened by music. I play weekly at a nursing home here in Sarasota, FL, which is warmer than Buffalo. I am so sorry about your sad loss, for the missing place in your hearts. Laurie Callender McCullough

Brenda Bean

Dear Family of Janet Franz - I knew Jan somewhat years ago when we both worked on behalf of the justice system here in Vermont. Though we have not been in touch in recent years, the manner and fact of her death cause me sadness. I remember her as a sweet-hearted woman of good will. Condolences to all of you. Brenda Bean

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