Elizabeth Janelle

April 20, 1922January 3, 2021

Helen Elizabeth ( Edwards ) Janelle Passed away January 3rd, 2021.

She was born April 20th 1922 she was 98 years old.

Helen was pre deceased by her Husband Rene Joseph Janelle, Her Son Arthur Janelle and Daughter Patricia Janelle.

She leaves behind Her son James W Janelle, Grandchildren: Kristin Russell and James R Janelle. Her Great-Grandchildren: Shaylee Janelle, Kylee Janelle and Landen Janelle along with several Nieces, Great Nieces and Nephews and Great Nephews.

Helen: or Aunti Helen, Mom, Grama, Grama GiGi as she was so lovingly called lived a long wonderful life, full of many happy times camping, outings with family and travel.

Helen loved her family very much especially her Great-Grandchildren, to her they were the sun and moon.

Mom will be missed, but knowing she now is with Dad and the rest of the family having those wonderful times once again gives us peace.

We Love you Mom, the memories we have will live on in our hearts. Visitation will be held Thursday Jan. 7, 2021 from 5-7 P.M. at the Church and Allen Funeral Home 136 Sachem St. Norwich. Masks are required and social distancing will be observed. Other funeral services will be private.


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Fran ODonnell

January 8, 2021

For Jim, Gina, Jimmy, Cristin and great Grandchildren,
My deepest condolences to your family who were so dedicated to their mother and grandmother. Auntie Helen always loved talking to Jim every night on the phone and her family. She was so proud of her family. her eyes twinkled each time she mentioned her families names.
I am so sorry for your loss. I hope that the beautiful memories you have of your mother will help during this time of grieving
My love to all family
Cousin Fran O'Donnell
Riverside R.I.

fran O;Donnell

January 8, 2021

My Dear Auntie Helen,
It is sad for me to think this is my last letter to you. I miss you so much already. Let me not forget to thank you for the many years of friendship and love you bestowed on me and my siblings. Christmas was enormous when you and Uncle Rene were around. Packages filled our living room. Aside from that you and Uncle Rene were always there with your love and help for us.
I'm sorry that Covid kept me from seeing you at the nursing home.
Although you have passed I know I will find you each time the sun shines brightly, each time the north star sheds more light, each time it snows and glitters like diamonds and each time a rainbow appears. I will know my Auntie Helen is ok and sending her love to us. So in knowing that, I look forward to all natural things you will be in. My love to you always Auntie Helen Niece Fran xxoo

Kathleen Coppola

January 8, 2021

She was my Aunt, Godmother, 'Nanny,' and 2nd Mother, who I will truly, truly miss. She was the Matriarch for both the Edwards Family and the Janelle Family.

When I would visit her at Colonial Health Center, I learned quickly to make sure to stay out of her way when she was operating her electric wheelchair; she would make Mario Andretti proud.

Jim, Gina, Kristen and Jimmy, please accept my deepest sympathy on your loss. Elizabeth Helen Janelle will always be a pleasant memory for me and many, many other people



January 5, 2021

Dearest Jim, Gina & Family,
I am Deeply Sorry in the loss of your Beloved Mother Helen who was a trooper. She was our special Aunt who knew all our birthdays & always sent birthday cards. I will miss my yearly visits & luncheons with her. I am grateful for those many years she being a special aunt. I love you Aunt Helen!!
My Deepest Sympathy with Showers of Love & Blessings,
Cousin, Arline (from Reno NV)