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Janet Patricia Lyons Fairbanks
Janet Patricia Lyons Fairbanks

March 8, 1949 - September 30, 2019
Born in Passaic, NJ
Resided in St. Augustine, Florida


Janet Lyons Fairbanks, 70, of St. Augustine, Fla. died Monday, September 30, 2019, at Flagler Hospital in St. Augustine, Florida.

Janet was born in Passaic and raised in Rutherford. She was a Founder of Father John's Animal House, an animal shelter in Lafayette which was very near and dear to her. Janet taught science for 37 years, she most recently worked for Vernon High School. She was fascinated by science and nature and went on many educational trips for the Geraldine Dodge Foundation. Janet was also the author of the book "Walking the Wetlands".

Janet was predeceased by her parents, John and Janina Campo; and her sister, Leslie Campo. She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Kevin Fairbanks, whom she married on October 31, 1989; and her sister, Ruth Campo.

A memorial visitation will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Friday, October 18, 2019, at the Wood Funeral Home, 16 Main Street, Branchville, with a 4 p.m. service.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Father John's Animal House, 50 Father John's Lane Lafayette, NJ 07848. Online condolences may be offered at

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Memorial Visitation
Wood Funeral Home
16 Main Street
Branchville, NJ 07826
Friday, October 18, 2019
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Memorial Service
Wood Funeral Home
16 Main Street
Branchville, NJ 07826
Friday, October 18, 2019
4:00 PM
Mass of Christian Burial
St. Joseph RC Church
120 Hoboken Rd
East Rutherford, NJ US 07073
Saturday, October 26, 2019
11:00 AM

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