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436 Cedar Avenue
Scranton, PA 18505
Phone: (570) 343-2212
Fax: (570) 961-2326
Janet LaBaff

Janet Louise LaBaff

December 3, 1954 - April 14, 2020
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Janet Louise LaBaff formerly Jann Barr of Scranton passed away peacefully at the young age of 65 after a short illness at Regional Hospital of Scranton. Janet went by so many names that it might be hard to know who her family was talking about. Known affectionately as “Nana” to all of her grandchildren and even some of her extended family, you might even find her called Lil’ or “Lillian” by other close family. This wonderful woman was known to be selfless, often dropping everything she was doing to help many a friend or family in times of need, even if it meant hard times for her.
Her life was filled with her love of caring for people. In 1983, she attained her Pennsylvania Nurse’s Aid License and devoted the first half of her life caring for people professionally at Holiday Manor Nursing Home and provided Private Duty care for many area families. Her love of nature and the spiritual world led her to her faith in the Wiccan Religion. She was a Proprietor of the Witch’s Brew with her close friend John (Jack) Mitchell. She made many lifelong friends through her Wiccan Faith. She loved her trips to the Outer Banks and passed her love of lighthouses to her children and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father Henry LaBaff, mother Louise LaBaff, sister Mary Jane LaBaff, and love of her life Bruce Wayne Beauvais Sr. Nana loved her cars so also preceding her in death were Towanda, Nana Jan’s Tan Van, and JJ. She is survived by her sister Jenny Hyde and husband Frank Hyde (who still misses the ALL GOOD Peanut Butter), her sons Bruce Beauvais and wife Khara and Warren Leonard, her daughter Devan Barr, and her partner Kevin Martin. She leaves behind her grandchildren Stephen, Cheyanne, Hope, Caitlynn, Georgia, CJ, Alyssa, and Gabrielle along with her Aunt Jan was very close to many of her nieces and nephews especially her nephew John Tarbell. Finally, not forgotten is her feline husband Eli who has been her best friend for the past 10 years. Her current ride “Boo” will be cared for lovingly by her family.
Family and friends may attend a celebration of Nana’s life during the summer months. Nana was a huge fan of kite flying and the family will announce a date during the beautiful summer months at McDade Park which was Nana’s favorite place. Be sure to bring your favorite memories of Nana Jan, Jann, Janet, or Lillian. Be sure to bring your kites!
Arrangements and on-site cremation are under the care and direction of the Miller Bean Funeral Home Inc., 436 Cedar Ave. Scranton.
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Devan Barr

Posted at 07:49pm
I love you mom. I miss you so.
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Devan Barr

Posted at 10:12pm
Mom. Its your one and only daughter. Your my Bestfriend and I cant imagine my life without you. Im having a hard time trying to stay strong for my children. Mother's day is coming and you wont be here with us to celebrate the best mother ever. I will miss and love you forever. My beautiful angel. I love you forever.
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Mary Ann Boock

Posted at 07:49pm
I just wanted to extend my sincere sympathy on the passing of Janet. She sent me a beautiful card and note when my husband passed which I have always fondly remembered. Rest in peace.

Mary Ann Boock, former neighbor
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Devan Barr

Posted at 08:54am
Mom, it's me your one and only daughter. Im gonna miss our girl talks. Our lunches at the glider diner. Our trips to the goodwill and the salvation army as well as all the dollar trees. Remember when I was younger and we loved going to the Ponderosa. And the one time we went to Red Lobster and had to leave because Stephen Barr wouldn't stop crying his head off. On Bruce's wedding day Stephen decided he was gonna drive the golf cart......lmao. You were there for every surgery I ever had. Every appointment. When i had my kids Stephen and Caitlynn you were their. But when stubborn Georgia was born we lived in Georgia so unfortunately you had to miss her birth. It wasnt the same without you there. I appreciate everything you have ever done for me and my children. I will see you on the other side. My love. My bestfriend. The only person who has always believed in me no matter what. You are my 3 kids world and my grandchildren.. You have a huge piece of my heart an soul for as long as im still breathing. I will never be able to live my life without you here. I need u so bad to guide me through certain obstacles I will try to face without u. I love you forever until eternity. Love always your one and only daughter. Devan Lynnett Barr.......❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢
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Duke Segars

Posted at 12:41pm
RIP Janet. I haven’t seen you in forever but always remember a beautiful person. Did not know that Mary passed. So sorry to hear that also. Much love for your family. Dooley
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