|Birth: ||Feb. 8, 1923|
|Death: ||Apr. 19, 2012|
Sun City Center
Janet E. Goncalves, 89, resident of Kings Point, Sun City Center, Florida, died April 19, 2012 after a brief illness. She was the daughter of Frederick and Rose (Laeng) Rettinger, and was born and raised in Norwalk, Ohio with her identical twin sister Joyce, and younger brother, Fred.
After graduating from St. Paul's High School ('41) and Sandusky Business College, she worked at Defense plants in California. In 1945 she met and two weeks later wed the love of her life Charles Goncalves, a Marine stationed in San Diego. They were married 53 years until his death in 1999.
Residents of Western MA they lived in Springfield, Westfield and Feeding Hills, and wintered in Sarasota for many years before moving to Sun City Center in 1997. During their marriage they enjoyed traveling, especially with their camping friends in the Fun Addicts, and toured the country with Joyce and her husband after Charles' retirement. Janet enjoyed oil painting, cooking, decorating and dancing, and was a devout member of the Prince of Peace Church.
Janet is survived by her sister Joyce, her daughter Jerelyn and husband Richard Hamel of Blandford, MA, daughter Candis Rose, also of MA, grandchildren Thomas and Justin Hamel, Genevieve Rose and Jeffrey Hugabonne, and two great grandchildren.
Memorial Mass on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at the Prince of Peace Church, Sun City Center, FL.
Burial beside her husband will be at the Veterans Cemetery in Agawam, MA.
Charles Goncalves (1920 - 1999)
Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery
Plot: Sec. 2B, Row A, Site 1
Created by: Dave McCaffrey
Record added: May 01, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 89389170
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