Janet Penfield Calkins, age 80, of Port Charlotte, FL, and formerly of West Hartford, CT, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Friday, October 7, 2016. Janet was born on June 5, 1936 in Hartford, CT and was a resident of West Hartford before moving to Port Charlotte, FL in 1970. While living in CT, Janet worked for a local physician where she developed a love for taking care of people. Upon moving to Florida she pursued this interest and became a Registered Nurse. She worked in several area hospitals before beginning her career as a nurse in the Florida State Correctional System where she oversaw the care of incarcerated men and women. Janet subsequently moved onto the Florida Juvenile Justice System where she oversaw the care of incarcerated juveniles, which became her true passion. Janet is survived by her son Jeffrey Calkins of Port Charlotte, FL, and a sister, Barbara Penfield Lewis, of Colchester, CT. She was predeceased by her parents, Stephen and Edyth Penfield, also of Port Charlotte, FL.
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