Jayne Wanda Szymanski was born Sept. 24, 1917, in Massachusetts, the oldest daughter of six children. She lived most of her life in the Binghamton, N.Y., area, where she helped in her father’s grocery shop prior to her marriage to Frank A. Janonis. They were married for 75 years before Frank preceded her in death in December 2012. Jayne followed on Tuesday, March 26, 2013.
The couple moved to Roswell in the 1970s and enjoyed the warmer weather and cracking pecans. Jayne continued baking and sewing but also took up painting, leatherwork and jewelry making. She also quilted with her sister Helen Landauer.
Survivors include her son Brian (Catherine), of Fort Collins, Colo.; her very dear friends and longtime neighbors Jim and Shirley Blair, of Roswell; a nephew Tommy Paden; niece Susan Massamillo; and her youngest sister Trudy Staniulis (Tom), of Binghamton, and her two sons.
She will join Frank in the National Cemetery in Santa Fe.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory.