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Jeannette "Janet" (Dagenais) Burton

November 24, 1937 ~ February 6, 2024 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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Jeannette "Janet" Burton Obituary

Jeannette “Janet” D. Burton, age 86 of Wilmington, Delaware passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, surrounded by her family.

Born on November 24, 1937, Janet was raised in Elsmere/Wilmington, Delaware and later in life to St. Michaels, Maryland.  She was a caring daughter, proud devoted wife, an amazing mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, as well as a loyal friend.  Janet spent most of her life in the service industry and fully retired in the early 2000s.  She will be remembered most for her fiery spirit, and her unconditional love for her family and friends.  Every time she was asked “What’s happening?”, her response would be “Trying to stay out of trouble…ha-ha!!”.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John F. Dagenais and Frances R. Dagenais; her two brothers, Joseph Dagenais and John Dagenais Jr.; her sister, Frances Musacchio; her son, James Burton; her beloved husband, Gary L. Burton.

Janet is survived by her daughter, Lisa (Burton) Knotts-Follum and her husband, John Follum; her son, John W. Burton and his wife, JoAnna Burton; her grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Lauren N. Foran, her husband, Robby Foran and their boys, Corbin Foran, Aydin Foran, Brody Foran, John Foran and Marquel Clark; Alexis Knotts Shalaby and her daughter, Ryelynn Shalaby; Taylor Knotts, her fiancé, Robert Hassler Jr. and Ellie Hassler; Breanna Burton (daughter of John and JoAnna); Miranda Burton (daughter of James); as well as her step-grandchildren: Jack Follum, Meghan Follum and Bridget Follum.

The family wishes to extend their appreciation to the staff of Talbot Hospice Foundation, Inc. for their compassionate and attentive care.

Family and friends are invited to visit at the Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek on Monday, February 12 from 12:30 – 1:30PM.  A prayer service will begin at 1:30PM, immediately followed by interment in All Saints Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Janet Burton to Talbot Hospice Foundation, Inc., 586 Cynwood Drive, Easton, Maryland 21601 (https://www.talbothospice.org).

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February 12, 2024

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Doherty Funeral Home - Pike Creek
3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek
Wilmington, DE 19808

Funeral Service
February 12, 2024

1:30 PM
Doherty Funeral Home - Pike Creek
3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek
Wilmington, DE 19808

Interment following funeral service
February 12, 2024

All Saints Cemetery
6001 Kirkwood Highway
Wilmington, DE 19808


Talbot Hospice Foundation, Inc.
586 Cynwood Drive, Easton MD 21601
Web: https://www.talbothospice.org


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