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Janet Grace Como

January 1, 1938 ~ August 27, 2021 (age 83)


It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of Janet Grace (Todaro) Como’s passing on August 27, 2021.  Although she was 83 years old, she was always a child at heart.  She will be greatly missed by her devoted husband Anthony Como to whom she was a dedicated and loving wife for 63 years.  Although the last few months were difficult, she remained strong in faith and was always surrounded by a blanket of love.  We will miss her tremendously since she left a hole in our hearts too soon.

Janet was born and raised in New York where she was introduced by a priest friend to her husband, Tony.  They started a life together and later moved to Long Island where they raised three children, Francis, Rose and Gina.  Janet loved teaching her Catholic faith to children and was very proud to be the Religious Education Coordinator of the Second grade for over 20 years at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Greenlawn. Janet and Tony were active for many years in Marriage Encounter for their former Diocese. There were lots of adventures on the family boat and during summer vacations in Noyack.  She also loved Sammy our standard poodle/old English sheepdog!

Later, Rhode Island became home and Janet and Anthony settled in Middletown, and later in Warren. She continued to be a loving Nonnie who shared lots of love and laughter playing with Jeffrey and Catherine.  Whether playing playdoh or having tea parties, she was always a favorite playmate, especially since she always had everyone’s favorite candy and treats!  She loved to bake cookies, make pizza and sew as well as travel to the Maine house. Later she was very proud of every milestone and never missed the chance to celebrate with her family.

Janet was a communicant of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Bristol. She was a woman of great faith and was a Eucharistic minister and a member of the Nocturnal Adoration Society.  She was a secular Franciscan and strongly devoted to the Blessed Mother.
In addition to her husband Anthony, Janet also leaves behind her children: Francis Como, Rose Songer (William), Gina Orszulak (Mark); her grandchildren: Cameron Songer, Rebecca Songer, Jeffrey Orszulak, Catherine Orszulak.

Funeral services from the Sansone Funeral Home, 192 Wood Street, Bristol, Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 9:30 AM with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 AM in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 141 State Street, Bristol. Burial will be private. Visiting hours will be Wednesday, September 1, 2021 from 5:00-7:00 PM.
The family kindly requests mask use for the visitation and ceremonies.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or online at
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September 1, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Sansone Funeral Home
192 Wood Street
Bristol, RI 02809

Funeral services from
September 2, 2021

9:30 AM
Sansone Funeral Home
192 Wood Street
Bristol, RI 02809

September 2, 2021

10:30 AM
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church
141 State St.
Bristol, RI 02809


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

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