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Janet Louise Coane

July 28, 1948 — April 1, 2023

Fort Pierce


Janet L. Coane


Janet L. Coane, 74, passed from this life to her next adventure on April 1, 2023. 


Janet was born at the Naval Hospital in Patuxent River, Maryland, to John and Esther Coane.  After her father’s discharge from the Navy, the family settled in White City, Florida.


Educated by the Catholic Nuns at the original St. Anastasia School on Orange Avenue, Janet was a member of the first graduating class of John Carroll High School in 1966.  She was a life- long learner, earning degrees from Indian River Community College, Eastern Kentucky University, and two master’s degrees from Florida Atlantic University.


Janet was a teacher at St. Anastasia School for several years before working as a social worker in Florida and Virginia.  In 1985 she returned to Florida and began her career as a guidance counselor at Port St. Lucie Elementary School, Fort Pierce Central High School, and Southern Oaks Middle School.  


Janet had a true passion for traveling.  She visited Ireland, England, France, Holland, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Jamaica, Acapulco, Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, and a girls trip to Watercolor, Fl.  Her last trip was in October to Portugal.  She always had funny stories to tell from each trip.


As a young girl growing up in White City, she developed a deep love for animals from her Aunt Agnes.  From goats and bantee roosters to cats and dogs, Janet embraced them all.  She loved scouring yard sales and flea markets for treasures (many of those treasures helped her nieces and nephews furnish college apartments), playing slots at casinos in Biloxi, Vegas, Coconut Creek, and Brighton, and her carefully tended orchids.  


Janet was preceded in death by her parents, John and Esther Coane.


She is survived by her life partner of 34 years, Farrel Short, and her beloved cats, Isabella and Little Kitty.  Also surviving are her brother, Richard Coane, and sisters, Catherine Ciccarelli, Rita Lindsey, Patricia Roy, and Donna Coutret.  Nephews JP Coane, Michael Roy, Matthew Roy, Christopher Ciccarelli, nieces Bridget Coane, Brooke Andrezze, Julie Gillispie, Rachel Burri, and Alexandria Coutret.



Following Janet’s request, there will be no services.

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