Janet Lee Michaud, 65, of Corea passed away Dec. 21, 2018. She was born to Llewellyn and Patricia Michaud Feb. 28, 1953, in Bangor.
Janet attended Reed College and New School of Social Research. She held the position of board governance and development at Manomet Center of Conservation and also Jackson Laboratory. She was community development director at Washington Hancock Community Agency, senior special events coordinator at Ridgewell’s, executive director at Campaign Against Nuclear War and funds director at The Youth Project DC.
Janet lived in multiple locations during her employment: Orono, South Portland, Portland, Ore., New York City, Washington, D.C., South Pomfret, Vt., and Corea.
Janet was a lifelong, deeply passionate social activist and world traveler. She was a gourmet cook and hostess extraordinaire. Late in life she became and artist, concentrating on found natural objects and rock sculpture, was a musician and lover of animals.
Janet had the greatest laugh in the history of the world.
Janet is survived by her brothers Richard Michaud and wife, Marge Rabinovitch, of Newton, Mass. And Daniel Michaud and wife, Kimberly, of Milton, Mass. Nephews Jared Michaud, Miller Michaud, Michael Michaud, David Michaud and nieces Annie Rabinovitch and Sarah Rabinovitch. Stepbrother Tim Raynolds and his wife, Bernie, stepbrother Chris Raynolds and his wife, Sharon, stepsister Maddy Raynolds and stepsister Dorsi Raynolds. And her dog Molly. She was predeceased by her parents, stepmother Eva Michaud and stepfather Harold Raynolds Jr. and stepsister Dorsi Raynolds.
A celebration of life is planned for June 8 at 1 p.m. at Ironbound Restaurant in Hancock. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested for Schoodic Arts for All or Hardy’s Friends.
Condolences, stories and memories may be shared on Janet’s Facebook page.
The family would like to extend huge gratitude for her 30-year friendship from Janet’s family to her dear friend Deneen Ventimiglia and to the community in Hancock County with whom Janet found great friendships and purpose in her community work. She loved you all.