Obituary, Janet O. Sneddon

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Janet O. Sneddon, 91, a longtime Millbrook resident, passed away at Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, NY on July 22, 2022 with her family by her side.  Born on December 20, 1930 in Geneva, NY, she was the daughter of Frederick and Mabel (Hiliker) Dermott.  Janet  married William A. Sneddon on April 23, 1949.  He predeceased her in 1988.

Janet was an active member of The Millbrook Seniors.  She loved reading, crossword puzzles, bird watching, gardening, and playing bingo. She was immensely proud of her family, and many wonderful times and memories were made with family and friends.  During the holidays, Janet enjoyed sharing dozens of her homemade biscotti with family and friends.  She looked forward to annual trips with her two sisters, and going on Cape Cod vacations with her family.

Janet is survived by her children, Kathryn (Paul) Galli, Millbrook;   Lisa (Joseph) Blank, Clearwater, FL;  Paul Sneddon, Millbrook;   Grant Sneddon, Connecticut; Annette Kramer, Warrensburg, NY; her grandchildren,  Justin (Erica) Galli, Millbrook, NY;  Janine Galli, Millbrook, NY;  Matthew (Courtney) Blank, Denver, CO.  She was an adoring Gigi to her three great grandchildren, Nicholas, Carmela, and Liliana.  In addition to her husband, two siblings, Frederick Dermott and Ethel Dermott Scala, predeceased her.  Two of her children, William Sneddon and Janine Sneddon as well as son-in-law, Michael Kramer, predeceased her also.  Janet has one surviving sister, Dorothy Sobus, a brother-in-law, Michael Scala and many nieces and nephews.

Janet touched the lives of many with her kindness, smile and positive outlook.  The family will honor Janet with a private graveside service.  A celebration of life will be held in September.  In Janet’s memory, the family requests donations be made to The Angels of Light, P.O. Box 345, Millbrook, NY. 12545; a local charity organization that provides assistance for children and families living in the Hudson Valley with life threatening illnesses.

Author: Harlem Valley News