Mary Janet Baldasaro, 94, lab technician on Framingham heart study – Framingham SOURCE


FRAMINGHAM – Mary Janet Baldasaro died on January 12, 2022 after a brief illness.

She was 94 years old. Mary Janet Hill (“Janet”) was born in Everett, Massachusetts.

She was adopted by Mary Josephine Madden and William Richard Hill.

Mary sadly passed away unexpectedly soon after. William later remarried Marguerite Sullivan.

Janet grew up in Framingham. Janet graduated from Framingham High School and became a medical laboratory technician, working on the Framingham Heart Study.

In 1958 she moved to California for work and later married William Ronald Baldasaro (of Newton, Massachusetts). They were married for 48 years, living first in Oakland and Hayward before moving to Dublin to raise their daughter Jill. Jan was a stay-at-home mom, later working part-time in advertising for the Tri-Valley Herald and volunteering with the Foothill High School Band Boosters.

Jan was a lifelong animal lover, caring for many pets, including her beloved huskies, Sasha and Kodi, and yellow lab Nikki, who were well known in the neighborhood as they played in the front yard while Jan and Bill sat in the open garage and visited with neighbors. Jan was an avid reader and enjoyed crafts, gardening, playing cards, games and puzzles. She enjoyed Tetris and crosswords until she was 90.

In 2000, Jan was reunited with her daughter Mary Ann Berlin from Boulder, Colorado, who became part of our family as if she had always been there. Mom will be remembered for her loving personality and beautiful smile, her love for all things chocolate, and her longevity secret of enjoying a vodka tonic every day.

Jan was predeceased by her husband Bill, and is survived by her daughters Jill Kellogg (Al) and Mary Ann Enstad, her grandchildren Logan Kellogg, Elizabeth and Nick Berlin, and her great-granddaughter Henley Berlin , as well as her goddaughter Nancy Conboy, daughter of mom’s closest friend and late cousin, Eileen Leacu. She was a loving wife, mother, “Nana,” godmother, and great-grandmother, and she will live on in our hearts forever.

As a child abandoned at birth, her desire to know her origins was granted when Ancestry DNA research a few years ago identified her ethnicity as French Canadian and her biological parents as Mary Yvonne Breault. of Lowell and Burton Stanley Griffin of Gloucester.

May she rest in peace with all her family in paradise. Services will be held April 5 at 11 a.m. at St Joan of Arc Catholic Church in San Ramon, Calif., followed by a reception and interment at St Michael’s Cemetery in Livermore.

Donations can be made to St Jude’s Children’s Hospital or a charity of your choice.

I love my mother ! Hello my mother! Jill Kellogg, Mary Ann Enstad and family.


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