Janice Formato Smith

Janice Formato (Michaud) Smith, 74, of Bonita Springs, FL and Newington, CT went to be with our Heavenly Father on Monday, October 4, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in New Britain, CT, the daughter of the late Reginald and Louise (Roy) Michaud and was the youngest of 6 children.

Janice leaves behind her loving husband, Kenneth Smith, her adoring and blessed children, Mary Bruneau and her husband Brian of Bonita Springs, FL, John Formato of Kensington, CT and Bonita Springs, FL; Patricia Vernali and her husband Salvatore of Portland, CT, Joanne Sullivan and her husband, Kelly of Newington, CT, her cherished grandchildren, Joshua and Melanie Bruneau, Kevin and Brianna (Bruneau) Chaffee, Jenalee Bruneau, Alexander and Andrew Vernali, Tymothy and Riley Sullivan, her great grandson, Logan Chaffee, Her beloved stepchildren whom she considered her own; David and Kelly Dickerman, Mario and Lori DiMartino, Darrell and Debbie Smith, step grandchildren, Mathew and Kristen Dickerman, Devon, Julia and Trent DiMartino, Kayla Dickerman, Jordan and Alexis Smith, step great-grandchildren Brody and Braden Dickerman. Janice also left behind her adoring sisters, Yvette Devoe, Tina Bernacki, Linda Eumenidi and her husband Donald, and Barbara Ginnetti and her husband John, as well as her beloved cousin Richard Bedard and her lifelong friend and father of her children, Joseph Formato. Janice also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, cousins, in laws, and many blessed friends.

In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her brother James Michaud.

Janice spent many years teaching at CCMC School before retiring and became the face and smile behind the front desk at Sculptures Salons.

Janice has touched so many lives over the years and left a mark on everyone’s soul. She was a genuine person and a devout Christian, with a beautiful smile and a heart of gold.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Jan's memory to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl. Memphis, TN 38105

Due to the Covid Epidemic, funeral services will be private. A Memorial or Celebration of Life will be held at a later date to be announced.

DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St. is assisting with arrangements. For online condolences please visit


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Ryan Dumond

November 13, 2021

My deepest condolences to your whole family. Your mother was so kind and friendly. Great memories spending time with the whole family, from swimming, cutting the grass, to walking the dog. Your mom was always smiling. She will be greatly missed. - Ryan Dumond

Rita Krebs

October 21, 2021

Dear Kenny,
Our heartfelt prayers and condolences are with you and your huge family during this difficult time with the loss of your beautiful bride. I never met Jan but your tender soul with Kevin as a tag team doing jobs throughout the Paloma community left a place in my heart. Thinking and praying for all of you and wishing peace, and love as we all get through this difficult time with you,

Gordon & Regina Moore

October 19, 2021

Jan was a great person, a great neighbor and she will be missed very much by our family. May she rest in peace.

Sheran Smith

October 19, 2021

I had the privilege of working with Jan for about 20 years. Every child she worked with was someone to love. Every staff was someone to care for and share her special brand of sunshine with. She will be missed but not forgotten

Sharon Lichota

October 19, 2021

Jan's smile was always welcoming and you couldn't help but smile back because she had brightened your day. Heaven gained a beautiful angel for sure.

Sending love and prayers to Jodi, Kelly, Tym, and Riley (and all their family). Hugs to you... xoxo

Sharon & Bill

Linda Faselle

October 19, 2021

We are very sorry for the loss of your beautiful Mom. She was blessed. The world is a little darker without her shining spirit amongst us. God Bless all of you. Linda and Peter Faselle.

Sean Sullivan

October 18, 2021

Such a wonderful person who loved her family dearly and always went out of her way to make others feel welcome. May she rest now in eternal peace in the comfort of God's good care.

Heart felt thoughts and prayers to Jodi, Kelly, Tym & Riley Sullivan and all family and friends.

God Knows the Prayers That Are In Our Tears...

With love and sincere sympathy,
Sean Patrick Sullivan

Kim DeMarco

October 18, 2021

We are sending our condolences to the Sullivan family during this very difficult time. The DeMarco’s love you ❤️🙏🏾

Kim, Tim , Zachary and Hannah DeMarco

Paul Quin

October 18, 2021

Jan and I worked together at CCMC School for many years. She was a sweetheart who never had a harsh word about anyone. I remember her smiling face and uplifting attitude. She was missed when she left CCMC School. She was way too young to leave us now. I'm glad she was with family and enjoying retirement and FL before becoming ill. I will continue to smile whenever I think of Jan. Heaven sure got another angel in Jan.

Barbara Ahern

October 18, 2021

Always a very classy lady. May you Rest in Peace, Jan.