Janet Naomi Gingell

September 27, 1937July 19, 2018

Janet Naomi (Wainwright) Gingell, 82, of Vernon, formerly of East Hartford, passed away on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at Hartford Hospital, following a brief illness. She was the widow of Edward S. Gingell.Janet was born on September 27, 1935 in Springfield, Massachusetts, daughter of the late David and Maude (Tolbert) Wainwright. She was an office administrator in various departments of the East Hartford Town Hall until her retirement and was a past president of her local union chapter. Janet was a nature lover and being in the Adironacks, tending her gardens, and watching the birds fly around her year brought her joy. She was an avid reader, Patriots football and UConn basketball fan, and traveled extensively. Most of all, she cherished time spent with her family and will be dearly missed by everyone, including her little dog Brandy who was her loving companion. Janet is survived by a son, John A. Tolhus, III; two daughters, Laura J. Gosselin and her husband Paul of Indian Trail, NC and Corinne M. Bergeron and her husband Robert of Ashford; three stepchildren, Donna E. Gingell and her husband Peter Halsch of Saddle River, NJ, Linda Wellins and her husband Michael of Milford and John E. Gingell of Chicago, IL. She also leaves her eight grandchildren, Eric Bober and his wife Abby, Stephanie Bober and her fiancée John Bennett, Bethany Johnson, Bobby Bergeron, Samantha Tolhus, John M. Tolhus, Kimberly and Ethan Gingell and their mother Wendy, and her great granddaughter, Ellie Bober, as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her three sisters, Joanne Wainwright, Irene Wainwright and Ruth Ellsworth and a stepdaughter, Laura Gingell.A funeral service will take place at 11am on Tuesday at D’Esopo East Hartford Memorial Chapel, 30 Carter St., East Hartford. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. The family will receive relatives and friends on Tuesday at the funeral chapel from 10am until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her honor to either the American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Dr., Wallingford, CT 06492 or the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215.To share a message of sympathy to the family, please visit


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Debra Auclair

July 23, 2018

Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time! Your Mother was so sweet and loving! I know she will continue her caring ways as she watches over you and family from above! Trust me she will leave small signals to let you know she is still watching over you, my sweet friend!

Marcel and I are sending you much love and hugs!

Deb and Marcel Auclair

Norma LoMonaco

July 22, 2018

Dear Corinne and family,

My deepest sympathy to you Corrine on the passing of your Mother. Please know I am thinking of you during this very sad and difficult time. There are no words that can ease your pain, only that in time you will find comfort in all the memories you shared.
I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.