Janet Eileen (Barnes) Smolinsky, 69

Jul 30, 2022

Janet Eileen (Barnes) Smolinsky, 69, of Wareham died peacefully in her sleep at her home. She was the daughter of the late Ernest W. and Gladiola A. Barnes.

She was born and raised in Flint, Michigan, then moved to Dover, DE. After that she lived in Bourne, MA, and then finally landed in Wareham where she resided for her remaining 20 years. She graduated from Capac High School, Michigan and Midwestern University in Wichita, TX.

She served in the U.S. Air Force as a laboratory technician for six years, after which she took on motherhood while managing at Cumberland farms for 20 years.

She enjoyed everything: Coca-Cola, puzzles, word searches, and Mustangs, but most all she loved being a grandmother and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her son Joseph J. Smolinsky II and his wife Joal of Falmouth; her daughter Jessica N. Galvin and her husband Ryan of Walpole; her ex-husband Joseph J. Smolinsky and wife Joni of Bourne; siblings Rhonda, Debbie, and Ed; her best friend Barbara Brunelle; extended family Robert N. Graham and Emily Graham; Grandchildren Logan, Brynlee, & Wyatt along with Joshua, Christopher, Jacob, Jordan, & Asher.

She was preceded in death by her daughter Donna Jill, her brother Red, and birth mother Shirley.

The graveside service will be held on Wednesday, August 10, 2022, at 2 p.m. at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Connery Ave., Bourne.