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Janel C. Harrington

Date of Death: May 22, 2021

Date of Birth: October 9, 1933


Topsham – Janel C. Harrington, 87, left us Saturday, May 22, 2021. She was born in Brunswick on October 9, 1933 to Ovila J. and Ida H. Thibeault. She attended St. John’s School in Brunswick.

Janel married Melvin R. Harrington on December 24, 1987 and were together for 31 years until his passing in 2019. She worked at various places over the years including Dingley Press, Auerbach Shoe, Health-Tex and Eastland Shoe. She loved being outdoors, working in her yard and especially feeding the birds, squirrels and chipmunks who would sit on her lap. Janel would sit in her swing greeting all the neighbors who would come by and she always had snack for the furry ones. She loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them.

Janel was predeceased by her husband, her parents, two brother; Roger Thibeault and Clarence Thibault as well as by a sister Violette (DeeDee) Sharpe.

Janel is survived by her daughter Rhonda Card and her husband Lewis of Topsham, a son Phillip Freeman Jr. of Rangeley, two grandsons; Heath Card of Topsham, Jared Freeman and his wife Morgan of Freeport, a great-grandson Wyatt Freeman of Freeport and her sister Claircy Bernier of Brunswick. She also leave behind many nieces and nephews.

At Janel’s request there will be no visitation or services. Donation in her memory may be made to Midcoast Humane Society or the SPCA. Arrangements are in the care of Funeral Alternatives, 46 Bath Rd. Brunswick. Condolences may be shared at

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