Janet Mae Read, 82, of Plainfield, NH, died Sunday (January 2, 2022) at Springfield Hospital following a period of failing health.
She was born in Lebanon, NH, on February 13, 1939, the daughter of Arlington and Pearl (St. Hilare) Dawson. She graduated from Lebanon High School in 1957. On May 31, 1958, she married Richard P. Read, in Lebanon, NH. Janet was the linen supervisor at Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital in Hanover, NH, for 20 years, retiring in 2001. She was the widow of Richard Palmer Read, Sr. who died on April 8, 2017.
Members of her family include a daughter, Terrie M. Clukey and her husband, Brian; a son, Richard P. Read, Jr.; four grandchildren, Brian Clukey, and his wife, Taylor, ; Shelbie Shepherd and her husband, Nic; Zackary Read & Kieran Read; five great grandchildren, William Polmerville, Isabella Atkinson, Aria Read, Emerie Shepherd and Brooks Clukey, a sister, Karleen Wood, Lebanon, NH; two brothers, Alex Dawson, Concord, NH; William Dawson, Melbourne, FL and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by a brother, Edmond Dawson, and a sister, Marcia Drop. Janet had a great love for golf and dancing, but her greatest love was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
There will be no visiting hours or services at this time. Graveside committal services will be held later in the spring.
You are invited to share a memory of Janet with the family or leave a message of condolence in the family guest book at www.royfuneralhome.com.
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