Janet M. Tilly, 78, of Everett St., Negaunee, passed away peacefully Thursday afternoon, February 4, 2021 at UP Health System Marquette.
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Janet was born April 7, 1942 in Negaunee, to Robert and Sylvia (Johnson) Young and graduated from Negaunee High School, Class of 1960. Janet worked as a nurse’s aide at both St. Mary’s Hospital in Marquette and Marquette General Hospital, later moving into housekeeping at Marquette General.
Mrs. Tilly was a previous member of Calvary Baptist Church, Negaunee. In her spare time, she enjoyed playing Yahtzee with her dear friends, Sue Marshall and Nancy Hakkarainen, listening to her scanner, gathering with her Everett Street friends for a chat and dessert, and taking an occasional trip to the casino. Above all, Janet cherished time with her family, especially her beloved grandchildren. She took great pride in giving them a loving and generous Christmas, and never forgot a holiday or birthday.
Surviving are her three sons: David (Shari) Tilly of Negaunee, and Mark (Linda) and Robert (Gina) Tilly, both of Negaunee Township; her daughter, Diane Vial of Negaunee; 11 grandchildren: Adam and Amanda Tilly, Jesse (Sarah), Dillon and Ashley Vial, and Mark, Jr., Sarah, Janet, Tony, Dawson and Danae Tilly; six great-grandchildren; a brother, William Young; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Milton ‘Tony’ Tilly in 1992; and a brother, Kenneth Young.
Honoring Janet’s wishes, no public services will be held. Interment will be held in Northland Chapel Gardens.
Mrs. Tilly’s memorial page may be viewed at koskeyfuneralhome.com