Janet B. Randall

SIMSBURY, Conn. – Janet B. Randall, 79, of Auburn, a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed away peacefully on March 18, 2023 in Connecticut with her family by her side.

Jan was born in Gardiner in 1943. She graduated from Gardiner High School in 1962 where she was the class treasurer, a member of the National Honor Society and glee club, and a cheerleader for her school.

After graduating from high school, she moved to Portland and lived at the YWCA where she met some of her lifelong friends. While in Portland she attended Northeastern Business College and then worked as a secretary at the Maine Insurance Co. where she met her future husband, William Randall.

Jan and Bill were married on June 22, 1968, settled in Auburn, and raised two children. Scott and Sarah. Throughout her life she was a homemaker and volunteered in the Auburn schools while her children were young. She enjoyed many social activities such as United Methodist Church Bible Study, being a member of the Red Hatters, and Line Dancing with her friends. Some of her favorite hobbies were baking, reading, sewing and cross stitch. She also loved being outdoors walking, swimming, cross country skiing, snowshoeing and bird watching. Jan also loved spending time with her five grandchildren.

Jan developed a rare kidney disease at an early age but she never let it slow her down. Eventually needing a kidney transplant, her husband, Bill, donated one of his kidneys to her in 1999. This enabled her to lead a wonderful life for 24 additional years.

In 2019, Jan and Bill moved to Anthology of Simsbury, Conn. There she quickly made many new friends and was asked to be an ambassador for incoming residents. During her time at Anthology she was known for her daily jokes, the pins she wore, her infectious smile and her overall friendliness.

Jan was predeceased by her husband, Bill. She is survived by her children Scott Randall of Auburn and Sarah Loiselle of West Hartford, Conn., five granddaughters, Haley, Katie-Lynn, Lydia, Hannah, Lillybeth; and two great-grandchildren; as well as her siblings Marilyn Babcock, George Arthur and Aeriel Arthur.

A celebration of life will be held in Maine later this summer.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to

The National Kidney Foundation


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