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Jeanette (Janssens) Pagano

January 25, 1923 ~ January 26, 2021 (age 98)


Jeanette/Janine (Janssens) Pagano, of Williamsport, PA, passed away one day after her 98th birthday, on Tuesday, January 26, 2021.  She is now reunited with her beloved husband of 55 years, Harry A. Pagano, who predeceased her in 2001.
Born in Roux, Belgium on January 25, 1923, she was one of three children to the late Henry and Maria Janssens.  She met Harry while he served his country in Belgium during W.W.II.  They settled in Galeton, PA upon his discharge where they raised their family, later moving to Williamsport and sharing more than 55 years together.   Jeanette was a woman who was ahead of her time; full of strength, class, and many talents.  Proud of her European roots, she had a keen sense of fashion that she shared with others as a clothing store owner in Galeton and a beauty consultant for Estee Lauder in Williamsport.  Jeanette never left the house without “putting her face on” and gave countless ladies the advice and confidence they were seeking.  She was a talented seamstress whose intricate lace tatting, knitted and crocheted creations are treasured by her family, and her quilts emulated as she was often looked to for recommendations on patterns and color coordination.  In her later years, she found joy in treating herself to Las Vegas adventures and trips to local casinos.  A fun-loving Mother and Mimi, Jeanette was a precious gift to her family and will forever live on in their hearts.
She is survived by her daughter, Rosemarie Babin of Plainville; her son, Harry Pagano and his wife Kim of Williamsport, PA and Ports St. Lucie, FL; her grandchildren, Melissa Howard and her son, Ian, Pamela Pires, her husband Victor and their son Jesse, Anthony Pagano and his daughter Cecelia and Michael Pagano, his wife Amanda and their children Luca and Frankie.  She was predeceased by her brothers, John Janssens and Jacque Jenssens; and leaves her nephews, Jacque and Philippe and her niece Nicole.
In lieu of flowers, Jeanette may be remembered with contributions to the Plainville Community Food Pantry, PO Box 233, Plainville, CT 06062
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