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Obituary: Janet Elizabeth (Garboski) Gawlik, 67

May 09, 2017 09:39AM ● By Theresa Gilman

Janet Elizabeth (Garboski) Gawlik

LOWELL, MA- Janet E. (Garboski) Gawlik, 67, died peacefully, Thursday, April 20th, at Lowell General Hospital, with her family by her side. 

Janet was born in Lowell on November 11, 1949, daughter of the late John and Rose (Collette) Garboski. She was educated in Dracut and a graduate of Dracut High School.

For many years, she worked as an assembler and machinist at Raytheon and after her retirement, she worked in the Lowell General Cafeteria. 

Janet enjoyed home decorating, gardening and cooking. She also enjoyed playing the daily lottery and going shopping and out to lunch, especially for Chinese food, which was her favorite.

Janet is survived by her husband, Edward M. Gawlik Jr.; her daughter, Shannon O'Neill and her husband Michael; her son, Michael Gawlik all of Lowell; 3 grandchildren, Stephanie, Joshua and Madison; her siblings, Dennis Garboski and his wife Ellie of Bedford, NH, Patricia Lacourse and her husband Roland of Dracut, Sharon Verdi, wife of the late Frank of Dracut, her twin sister, Janice Berry, wife of the late Al of Dracut and Lynne Garboski of CA; as well as her 3 cats, Paulie, Buddy and Tony and many niece and nephews.

She was predeceased by her daughter, Darlene Gawlik, and her eldest brother, John Garboski, Jr.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Lowell General Cancer Center 295 Varnum Ave., Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements were entrusted to the Dracut Funeral Home.

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