Janet E. (Murphy) Laughy


AUGUSTA - Janet E. (Murphy) Laughy, of 2 Murray Street, passed away on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014.

She was born Feb. 3, 1943, in Cadillac, Mich. Janet was a 1961 graduate of Glen Lake Community High School in Glen Lake, Mich. She served in the United States Army from February 1962 to September 1963. Janet worked for the State of Maine from 1972 through 1994 until her retirement.

She is survived by her husband, Martin; three children, TammyLee Atwater and her significant other, Moe Howard; Robert C. Atwater and his wife, Lilla; and Samantha A. Atwater, and her significant other, Richard Siracusa; a sister Tina Marie and her husband, John Harris, of Cadillac, Mich.; two brothers, Bruce and Betty Murphy, of Cadillac, Mich., and Garth and Louise House, of Rocky Mount, Va., grandchildren: Sonni Labrie and her husband, Nate; Jaden Siracusa; Samuel Siracusa; Charlie Atwater; Robert Atwater; Shawn Martin; Ryan Martin and Shane Cloutier, all of Augusta, Thomas Cloutier and wife Grace, of Norfolk, Va., and Eliza, of Bangor; six great-grandchildren: Zachery, Dominic, Joshua, Isabella, Connor and J.R.

Visiting hours will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 7, at Staples Funeral Home, 53 Brunswick Ave., Gardiner. Private memorial service and burial with military honors will be at Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Augusta.

Arrangements are under the care of Staples Funeral Home, 53 Brunswick Ave., Gardiner.

Funeral Home

Staples Funeral Service
53 Brunswick Avenue Gardiner, ME 04345
(207) 582-3102

Published in Central Maine on Jan. 6, 2014