Janis Francalangia, 42, of Kensington, wife of David Francalangia, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Monday, May 3, 2021 at the Hospital of Central CT in New Britain.
Born in New Britain, she was a lifelong Berlin resident. She was a graduate of Berlin High School and the University of Connecticut. Janis was formerly employed for 18 years as a nurse at the Hospital of Central CT and later at Starling Physicians.
She is survived by the love of her life David Francalangia and her two greatest blessings, Joseph David Francalangia and Thomas David Francalangia. She is also survived by her loving and amazing parents, Richard and Chris-Ann Ruscio; a sister, Julie Huggins and her husband Cleve; a brother, Jason Ruscio and his wife Nicole; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Christine and Antonio Francalangia; two brothers-in-law, Michael Francalangia and his wife Barbara Jean, and James Francalangia; David’s grandmother, Amelia Francalangia; and her nieces and nephews, John and Matthew Huggins, Grace Francalangia, Gia and Juliana Ruscio.
Janis’ love for her family and friends was second to none. She married her love of her life, high school sweetheart and remained a true “Berlinite”. One of her greatest joys in life was being a mom, so special were her boys, she even gave up her career as a nurse to take on the most important job on earth-being a mom. Whether it was in Aruba, Atlantic city, Bahamas or even in the backyard by the pool you could find Jan laughing, surrounded by family and friends with a cool drink in her hand. She loved being a soccer and baseball mom and spent most of her free time on the sidelines at Oakwood or the bleachers at the Berlin little league baseball fields cheering her boys on. Her brilliant smile and familiar laughter could fill a room, not to mention her stellar dance moves when Jon Bon Jovi came on the radio. To know Janis was to love her. Janis’ loss is heartbreaking, she was too young and full of life. May we all embrace the time we had with Jan, let those warm memories fill out hearts and go in peace until we meet again.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 11:30 AM at St. Paul Church. Please go directly to church. Burial will follow in Maple Cemetery. Calling hours are Wednesday from 4-7 PM at Erickson-Hansen Funeral Home of Berlin/Porters, 111 Chamberlain Hwy., Kensington. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Joey and Tommy Educational Fund at People’s United Bank, 1191 Farmington Ave., Berlin, CT 06037. Donations will also be used to support a memorial yet to be determined at the Hospital of Central CT and at Paper Goods Pond.
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