Janet H. Tassone, 88, of 209 Hickory Street, Johnsonburg, PA passed away early Monday morning, May 22, 2023 at her residence following a brief illness. She was born on January 16, 1935 in Johnsonburg a daughter to Bertha Refeiner Lynch.
A lifelong resident of Johnsonburg, she was a 1953 graduate of Johnsonburg High School. Janet loved spending time with her family. She also loved spending time in the kitchen and became quite the home cook, as family and friends would eagerly await a loaf of her famous nut loaf during the holidays. Christmas morning was also a special event at Janet’s home, as the entire family would gather and enjoy her overnight casserole. Janet also loved to spend days on her front porch admiring her rose bushes. She also enjoyed crocheting, doing ceramics and travel.
Janet had worked for Stackpole for over 30 years at the Johnsonburg, St. Marys and Kane plants. She had also worked at Walmart for several years
Janet is survived by six children, her loving daughter Rhonda Horchen of Johnsonburg, Ralph Tassone and his wife Karen of Johnsonburg, Robert Tassone and his wife Angela of Johnsonburg, Rosemary Tassone, Mrs. Mark Mercer of Ridgway, Ramona, Mrs. Jeff Horchen of Johnsonburg, and Renee, Mrs. Tom Coppolo of St. Marys; her grandchildren: Shawn Tassone, Jana, Mrs. Todd Walters, Keith, Bobby, and Rachel Tassone, Andrew and Anthony Clerkin, Sara, Alex, Meghan and Emma Coppolo, Randi and Justin Horchen, Joleen, Mrs. Jeremy Green, Cara, Mrs. Josh Gadley, Marlee, Mrs. Dylan Smith, Devon Horchen, Lindsey, Mrs. Matt Farnsworth and Randy Tassone.
She is also survived by her great-grandchildren: Brayden and Kendyl Walters, Remmick, Reid and Roman Means, Owen and Harper Green, Collin and Nora Gadley, Annabelle, Aiden, Andi Mae, Allie and Aaron Clerkin, Anthony, Jr., Adrianna, Alexis and Ashton Clerkin, Carson and Angelo Tassone and Zoey Fiscus a sister Joanie Challingsworth of St. Marys and dear friends George Johnson and Betsy Leader.
In addition to her mother, Janet is predeceased by the father of her children, Angelo Tassone, a sister Jean Brooks and a sister Monica in infancy, a son Randy Tassone, a grandson Stephen Johnson and a son-in-law Scott Horchen.
At Janet’s request, there will be no public visitation or funeral service.
Arrangements are under direction of the Anthony F Ferragine Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 401 Chestnut Street, Johnsonburg, PA.
If desired, memorial contributions can be made in memory of Janet to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 502 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959