Janice "Jan" Poor, 75, of East Granby, beloved wife of
James "Jim" C. Poor, passed away Wednesday (February, 22, 2012)
after a brief illness. Daughter of the late Dr. Luther Glynne Price
and Isabelle (Pugg) Price, Jan was born on October 25, 1936 in
Fresno, CA. She briefly attended college at Fresno State University
before moving to New England during the mid 1950's. Originally
settling in Wallingford, Jan and Jim moved to Hartford in 1967 and
finally to East Granby, their home for the past 43 years. One of her
greatest passions was car racing, and she was an active member of
SCCA (Sports Car Club of America) and a Past President of the Bonnet
and Boot Sports Car Club in Wallingford. Jan and Jim shared many
adventures together and enjoyed socializing with their friends. In
her leisure time, Jan enjoyed golfing at Copper Hill Golf Club in
East Granby, league bowling in Simsbury, and watching sports -
especially the New York Giants. She was a strong and independent
woman who faced challenges with courage and optimism and never gave
up. Her loving and determined spirit is carried on in her daughter,
Rita Daves of Windsor and three sons, Rick Rome of Enfield, Roger
Rome of East Granby, and Randy Rome and his wife Kelly of Granby.
She also leaves nine adored grandchildren, Tim and Jenna Daves and
Melissa, Laura, Danielle, Joshua, Leah, Tyler, and Bryan Rome; a
great-granddaughter, Chevelle Rome; and her canine companion, Benji.
Jan was predeceased by her son, Jeffrey Poor, a brother, Tom Price,
and a sister, Dorothy Blank.
Family and friends may call on
Saturday February 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Carmon Funeral Home, 807
Bloomfield Avenue in Windsor, a memorial service will begin at 4
p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Burial will be private and in lieu
of flowers, please honor Jan by making a donation to the Association
of Hole in the Wall Camps, 228 Saugatuck Ave., Westport, CT 06880.
Please visit www. carmonfuneralhome.com to send notes of condolence
and view her memorial tribute.