M. Janet Dattore died peacefully in 10/5/2019 under the living care of Gosnell Hospice House in Scarborough, Maine.
Janet was born May 12, 1922. For many years, she was a floral designer, initially at her father’s, Pasquale Nassi, Twin Greenhouses in Methuen, Mass. She then became a remedial education aide in the field of reading. In her later years, she attended Castle Junior College, obtaining an Associates Degree in Human Services. She subsequently became an Elder Services Ombudsman.
Janet, first and foremost, devoted her life to compassionately giving to others. She lost her husband, Sabatino, in 1958, and devoted her life to the upbringing of her two sons, Frank, who preceded her in death, and Patrick, who survives. Janet also is survived by her daughter-in-law Josepha Dattore of Kyle, Texas and her beloved friend, the Rev. Vincent P. Mellone.
Janet, in her later years, became a Christian missionary of sorts. As part of her lifelong, deep and abiding love of The Lord, she partnered with Fr. Mellone to provide care and service to members of the Lakota Sioux Nation in South Dakota, as well as to impoverished families in Northern Maine. She touched and enriched many, many lives as a self-proclaimed “warrior for The Lord.”
Janet will be sorely missed by family and friends, all of whom will continue to bask in the heavenly glow of her everlasting love.
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