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Janet O. Jacaruso

October 16, 1965 — February 13, 2024

Cheshire

Janet O. Jacaruso

"If I had the world to give and I gave it to you, would you let it shine?"

Janet (O'Connor) Jacaruso passed peacefully on February 13, 2024 surrounded by family after a short, but courageous battle with cancer. Janet is survived by her two sons, JD Jacaruso and Justin Jacaruso, whom she loved more than anything. Janet also leaves behind her brothers, Brian (Jill), Tommy (Katrina) and Stephen as well as her nieces, Megan and Kelly, her nephews, Brendan and Garrett and many cousins whom she loved dearly. Janet was predeceased by her husband, John Jacaruso, her parents Raymond and Sally O'Connor and her brother, David J. O'Connor. 

Janet was a lifelong resident of Cheshire where she was blessed to be surrounded by wonderful and caring longtime friends that meant the world to her. Janet graduated from Plymouth State where she was able to cultivate her love of skiing and also earn her degree in Elementary Education. Mrs. Jac, as she was lovingly known, stepped into her mom's preschool, The Scooter School, after graduation and ran it until 2014. Her passion for working with children continued on as Janet nannied for children and families she loved deeply for the next 9 years, until her prognosis.

Janet had a passion for her friends and family, hiking, traveling, reading, skiing, camping and Jackthedog. Janet's life finally became truly full when she met Patrick Tino in 2019, her and Pat were each other’s soul mates, or as they would like to say, Soulshines. Janet's biggest wish was to be able to enjoy many more adventures with her life partner, who took such loving care of her. Janet will miss Pat and his family dearly. In Janet's memory, she asks that you plan your adventure, don't wait – because tomorrow is never promised.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects on Monday, February 19, 2024 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Alderson-Ford Funeral Home of Cheshire, 615 South Main Street. A Funeral Service will begin at 12 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Cheshire Hillside Cemetery, Wallingford Rd., Cheshire.

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Visitation

Monday, February 19, 2024

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Alderson-Ford Funeral Homes - Cheshire

615 S. Main Street (Rt. 10), Chesire, CT 06410

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Memorial Service

Monday, February 19, 2024

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Alderson-Ford Funeral Homes - Cheshire

615 S. Main Street (Rt. 10), Chesire, CT 06410

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Burial

Monday, February 19, 2024

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