Janet M. Wardell, 72, of Dunkirk, died peacefully Saturday afternoon (Dec. 11, 2021) at Brooks Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness.
She was born Sept. 11, 1949, in Dunkirk, the daughter of the late Edward and Elizabeth (Nalepa) Jusko.
A lifelong Dunkirk resident, Janet was a 1967 graduate of Cardinal Mindszenty High School and attended Canisius College in Buffalo.
She had been employed by Verizon Telephone Company in Dunkirk, retiring as supervisor. A devout Catholic, Janet was an active member of Blessed Mary Angela Parish, Church of St. Hedwig.
Survivors include her husband and love of her life, Robert Pratt Wardell, whom she married Aug 5, 1972, at St. Hedwig’s Roman Catholic Church in Dunkirk; one son, Robert P. Wardell Jr. of Dunkirk; one daughter, Jaime L. (Chad) Cerrie of Dunkirk; brother, Tom (Marie) Jusko of Buffalo; sister, Debra (Donald) Sage of Playa Vista, Calif.; several nephews and nieces; and her beloved Yorkshire Terrier, Riley.
Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements are by the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home.