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Janet Liffiton passes away

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Posted: Friday, June 7, 2013 6:57 am

Janet Liffiton passed away peacefully on May 18. She resided in Ahwatukee and is survived by her daughter, Nancy Breon, and husband, Mike, of Kailua, Hawaii; son, David Bartram, and wife, Tamie, of Poway, Calif.; niece, Kim Rolfe, and husband, Rick, also of Ahwatukee, as well as several nieces and nephews scattered across the East Coast.

Janet was married to her dear departed husband, Kenneth Liffiton, and is survived by his three adult children, Kimberly, Lou Ann, and Robert, Jr., all living in Arizona. Janet is survived by nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

She was born Janet Casson in Longmeadow, Mass., on May 13, 1930, and was the only girl in a family that included three loving and protective brothers. Janet was married to Ernest S. Bartram in 1947 and began raising a family in Milford, Conn. Due to health issues, Janet and Ernie moved to the dry heat of Tempe with their four children; Nancy, Gary, David, and newly born Dianne. The family flourished in Tempe and Janet became an entrepreneur and ran a small business in the ’70s and into the late ’80s.

In 1989, Ernie passed away and a couple years later her youngest daughter, Dianne, tragically passed away. In 1994, Janet married the “love of her life,” Kenneth. Her oldest son, Gary, passed away much too early at age 50. Kenneth passed away last year and Janet is now joined with him again.

Janet will be remembered as a loving and caring person that was full of life. She was religious and spiritual, and loved to travel. Her feisty spirit will be greatly missed.

A funeral Mass will take place at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, June 17 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 3550 E. Knox Road, followed by Interment at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, 1562 E. Baseline Road in Mesa. Carr-Tenney Mortuary, 2621 S. Rural Road in Tempe, handled arrangements for the Liffiton family. Visit www.carrtenneymortuary.com to leave Janet’s family online condolence messages.

• Beverly Stidham, (480) 898-7924 or bstidham@ahwatukee.com.

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