Janet E. Manuel

August 8th, 2019

Janet E. Manuel, age 79, of Wilmington formerly of Woburn, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on August 7, 2019, at the Winchester Hospital.

Janet was born in Stoneham, MA on April 30, 1940; she was the dear daughter of the late James and Lorraine Manuel. Janet was raised and educated in Wilmington and was a graduate of Wilmington High School with the Class of 1958.

Janet moved to Woburn in 1961 where she resided for over 25 years and where she raised her children. Janet was a very devoted mother and grandmother who made her family her priority; she was always at every event and special occasion, never missing something important for her family. When Janet’s children were grown with families of their own she decided to move back to her original hometown of Wilmington.

Janet was known to be meticulous, detailed and organized; her home was impeccable and her gardens and flowers were always manicured. Her talents didn’t end there; she was very crafty, she loved to crochet and was an excellent seamstress who enjoyed making clothes for her daughters when they were younger.

Prior to retiring, Janet, worked as a bank teller for many years. She had a great work ethic as well as excellent people skills all attributes that made her successful in her field.

Janet will be fondly remembered for her love of family and friends; she especially looked forward to spending time with her grandchildren whom she adored.

Janet was the devoted mother of Pamela (McGondel) Streletsky & husband Paul of Haverhill, Sandra (McGondel) Pelleriti of Billerica, Janet (McGondel) LeBlanc & husband Michael of Dracut and Lawrence R. McGondel Jr. of Portsmouth, NH. Loving “Nanna” of Samantha, Sara, Jenna, Michelle, Michael and Brian. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and dear friends. Janet is predeceased by her parents James and Lorraine (Fraser) Manuel, her siblings Barbara Clifford, Lorraine Manuel, James Manuel Jr. and her former husband Lawrence McGondel Sr.

Family and friends will gather for Visiting Hours on Sunday, August 11th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. in the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington. Janet’s Funeral Service will take place on Monday, August 12th at 10:00 a.m. in the Wilmington United Methodist Church, 87 Church St., Wilmington. Interment will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Janet’s memory may be made to the Wilmington United Methodist Church, 87 Church St., Wilmington, MA 01887 or to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


7 Entries in Guest Book for “Janet E. Manuel”

  1. Michelle Foy says:

    Janet was everyone’s Nana on Stephan Ave! We will miss you you and we will treasure your memory always Janet. Love the Foy Family ????

  2. Bob Clark says:

    My sincere sympathy on the passing of Janet. Janet was always very kind, patient and had a great sense of humor. Thoughts and prayers to the entire Family of Janet during this difficult time.

  3. Scott Roberts says:


    We are sorry for your loss and offer our condolences. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

    Scott & Amanda Roberts

  4. Heather Amoroso says:

    Janet, Pam, Sandy, Larry and families,
    Our deepest condolences on the loss of your mom. She was such a wonderful person. She will be watching over you from above. Sending our love and prayers…Heather, Mike, Zack & Jake

  5. Ed Roche says:

    Larry – very sorry for your loss. Best wishes to you and your family during this difficult time.


  6. Nazeli Aridjian says:

    To Sandy, Brian, Michael and your family,
    Our deepest condolences to you and your family.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  7. Patricia Haynes says:

    I will surely miss you,You were the first sign of spring when the good weather came,you would stop by and visit..I go out on my deck now and there is a void,, I said to my husband,”I cant believe we wont be sitting out here with Janet.”That was our chatting spot,, You would fill us in on the history of our neighborhood..You were also so proud of your kids and grandchildren,She loved all of youbeyond words.You loved Shawsheen Ave , and I was very sad , when it was sold..You were always over there.Prayers for your family ,, you will be missed by all love Pat and Arthur
    Lesson learned here,, dont put off checking up on friends , Im so sorry I didnt look for you this summer.

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