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Janet M. Stewart

November 27, 1936 - May 14, 2024

Funeral Mass: Monday, May 20th 10:00 a.m. at Saint John the Evangelist Church of Hopkinton

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Janet M. Stewart, 87, of Hopkinton passed away May 14, 2024. She was predeceased by her husband of 67 years, Richard C. Stewart; her parents, William F. Pyne and Helene (McGrail) Pyne, and her brothers, William and Robert Pyne. 

She is survived by her children, Karen Irvine and husband Skip of Cramerton, North Carolina, Brenda Stewart and husband Bruce Zalneraitis of Port Ludlow, Washington, Richie Stewart of Hopkinton, and Peggy Stewart of Scarborough, Maine; grandchildren Rachel Link and husband Brett of Daniel Island, South Carolina, Mary Irvine and husband Nicholas Byrne of Cary, North Carolina, Christine Irvine of Chicago, Alex Stewart of Milford, and Ryan and Aidan Dery of Scarborough, Maine. She also leaves behind seven great-grandchildren, all of whom she truly adored.  

Janet was born in Framingham and graduated from Hopkinton High School in 1954. After high school, she worked at New England Telephone Company until she married Dick and her focus became raising their family. Her circle of friends was vast and included many childhood friends, cousins, and other extended family members.  She also cherished the many deep friendships she made with neighbors and other fellow Hopkintonians. Throughout her life, she loved maintaining the home that she and Dick built in Hopkinton in 1956. Other favorite hobbies included sewing, gardening, and cooking. In retirement, she enjoyed many winters in Deltona, Florida. 

As a devout Catholic, Janet received all of her sacraments at St. John the Evangelist Church in Hopkinton, where her funeral mass will take place on Monday, May 20, 2024 at 10:00am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Michael Lisnow Respite Center, 112 Main St. Hopkinton, MA 01748 hopkintonrespite.org or to Project Just Because, 77 South St. Hopkinton projectjustbecause.org Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com