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Janet J Lawton

August 13, 1954 — November 2, 2023


Janet Lawton (Bulman), age 69, of Abington passed away peacefully surrounded by her daughters on Thursday, November 2, 2023. Janet was born and raised in South Weymouth and was a graduate of South Weymouth High School Class of 1973. She married Bill in 1974 and was married to her best friend for 43 years until his passing in 2017. They settled in Abington where they raised their 3 girls and cultivated countless fond memories. Janet worked as a Unit Coordinator at Brockton Hospital for many years and was a dedicated member of Holy Nativity Church.

Family meant everything to Janet. She was often referred to as the neighborhood “kool-aid mom” and was everything to everybody, especially her children. She selflessly dedicated her time to her daughters, from Girl Scouts to Little League and everything in between.She had a way of making simple moments special, from annual camping trips to magical Christmas mornings, she poured her heart and soul into being a mom. That of course extended to her 3 grandchildren, who were her pride and joy. Janet also loved quilting/sewing gardening and took pride into making her house a “home” She lost a piece of heart after the death of her youngest daughter and faced many medical challenges throughout the years following. She faced it all with strength and resilience. She never gave up hope.

Janet was predeceased by her husband William “Bill” Lawton. Devoted and loving mother of Jill Crowley and her husband Michael of East Bridgewater, Jenn Lawton and her partner Sarah Gemlo of MN, and the late Bethaney Lawton. Cherished "Mimi" of Ava, Ryan, and Olivia Crowley. She is survived by her siblings Richard (Joan)Bulman, Judith (late Frank) Coletti and Carol (Bruce)Murray. Devoted sister in law to Doreen(Raymond) Lawrence and Gerard(Carolyn) Lawton. She was predeceased by her parents, Bartlett and Jean Bulman.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to a Celebration of Life in honor of Janet on Friday, November 17, 2023 at 5pm at The Holy Nativity Church in South Weymouth. Private burial service at Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Abington at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Janet‘s memory to The Holy Nativity Church. 8 Nevin Road South Weymouth, MA 02190.

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Friday, November 17, 2023

5:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Holy Nativity Episcopal Church

8 Nevin Rd, Weymouth, MA 02190

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