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Janet L. Thayer

February 14, 1965 — August 23, 2023


Janet L. Thayer

Janet L. (Demmons) Thayer, 58, of Southington, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Wednesday, August 23, 2023. She was the loving wife of Paul M. Thayer for 27 years and the proud mother of their only son, Jake M. Thayer.

Janet was born on February 14, 1965 in Wallingford to the late John Sr. and Lucia (Sweeton) Demmons.

She graduated from Mark T. Sheehan High School and went on to earn her Associate's degree from Charter Oak State College. Janet worked at Northeast Utilities for 25 years and was currently working as an Executive Assistant at ESPN in Corporate Citizenship. For the last 10 years at ESPN, she loved her job and the people she felt lucky enough to work with; especially Kevin Martinez and Hudson. Janet loved spending time in the yard, volunteering for Special Olympics and at Bread for Life, and walking her dogs, Benson and Logan. She was also an avid Red Sox and New England Patriots fan. Janet was beautiful, kind, caring; she will be deeply missed.

In addition to her husband Paul and son Jake, Janet is survived by her sister, Virginia Saunders Foote and husband Gary of Asheville, NC, 2 brothers, John L. Demmons Jr. of Plainville and Steven Saunders and wife Janice of Colchester, VT and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Elizabeth Jakiela.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Janet’s memory may be made to Bread for Life, PO Box 925, Southington, CT 06489 (

A memorial service will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 2, 2023 at the Plantsville Congregational Church, 109 Church St., Plantsville. To join the service virtually, please follow this link ( There are no calling hours. Plantsville Funeral Home has been entrusted with handling the arrangements. For online condolences and directions, please visit

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Memorial Service

Saturday, September 2, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Plantsville Congregational Church

109 Church St, Southington, CT 06479

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