Janet M. Ware 85, of Peachtree City, Ga., formerly of Naugatuck, Conn., died in Atlanta on January 4, 2006. She was the widow of the late William A. Ware. Janet moved to Connecticut from Georgia in 1941, after marrying, and resided in Naugatuck for 47 years before she and her husband retired to Peachtree City, Ga., in 1988. While living in Naugatuck, she raised four children, established wonderful life-long friendships with many people, and was very active in the Naugatuck Congregational Church and community social organizations. After moving back to Georgia, she maintained her Connecticut connections, while establishing a whole new set of friendships. She became active in the Peachtree City Methodist Church. She will always be remembered for her commitment to family and friends, her charm and southern hospitality. She and Bill Ware had a wonderful marriage lasting 54 years prior to his death in 1995. She was a wonderful mother; a kind and gentle person who put her husband, children and friendships above her own cares and needs. She taught her children the importance of friendships, family and commitment in relationships. No one was better at writing or calling to stay in touch than Janet. She will be sorely missed. She is survived by her four children, Janet Folsom and her husband Leon of Atlanta; Nancy Cheney and her husband Craig of Newark, Ohio; Sarah Thomsen and her husband William of Atlanta; Stephen Ware and his wife Wendy of Rocky Hill, Conn. She is also survived by her grandchildren and great grandchildren: Lamar Folsom; Andrew Cheney, his wife Joyce, and their children Ethan and Sam; Paige (Cheney) Rishsel, her husband Jay and their daughter Nora; Sarah Thomsen; William Thomsen IV; Nathaniel Ware, and Alexander Ware. She is predeceased by a grandson, David Folsom.
Source: Republican-American (Waterbury, CT) – Friday, January 6, 2006