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Janice M. ‘J.J.’ (Stupak) Lorenzo

NORTH CANAAN — Janice M. “J.J.” (Stupak) Lorenzo, 67, died suddenly on Jan. 6, 2022, after an extremely hard-fought battle with lung disease.

Janice was born March 24, 1954, at Fairview Hospital in Great Barrington, the daughter of the late Larry Ball Sr. (her biological father) and Skip Stupak Sr. and Nellie (Bunce) Stupak.

A graduate of Housatonic Valley Regional High School, Janice had many accomplishments in her life. She was part owner of On the Run in Lakeville. She then worked at a few other restaurants in the surrounding area.

Janice also owned her own housekeeping business. Most recently she worked as a private duty home health aide.  She worked with many clients throughout the Northwest Corner.  Her pride and joy, though, was owning and operating her nail, hair and tanning business in Taconic, Pretty Woman Salon.

Her kind and caring spirit was well-known in the community. Janice always went out of her way to help everyone she could. She tried to adopt every stray animal she came across and treated every child who came into her home as her own.

Janice is survived by her two daughters, Donielle Lorenzo and Nicole Lorenzo, both of Salisbury; a stepson, Peter Lorenzo III of Salisbury; two brothers, Larry Ball Jr. of Hillsdale, N.Y., and Skip Stupak of North Canaan; three sisters, Lil Hankey of New Marlborough, Mass., Jane Eichstedt of Sheffield and Ann McDermott of Stockbridge, Mass.  Janice is also survived by her “adopted children,” Kayleigh Golden, Dylan Hickey, Sarah Hawver, Casey Mazeralle and Hannah Riva, along with many others.

We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to her caretaker, Quin Texidor; Dr. Michael Parker in Sharon; Yale New Haven Health; and the extremely kind and caring staff of Sharon Hospital and North Canaan Ambulance.

Calling hours will be on Tuesday, Jan. 18, at the Newkirk-Palmer Funeral Home in North Canaan from 4 to 8 p.m. A Celebration of Janice’s life will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to the North Canaan Volunteer Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 178, North Canaan, CT 06018; or the Lakeville Hose Company #1, P.O. Box 1969, Lakeville, CT 06039.

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