Janet (Desroches) Pavlat, age 77, of Holyoke, passed away peacefully Friday June 12, 2020 at Holyoke Medical Center. Janet was born in Holyoke, daughter of the late Dorius and Rosalia Desroches and grew up in Granby, graduating from South Hadley High School. She worked many years at Acme Chain Co. as an inspector. She later cared for her grandchildren. Janet is survived by her husband of 57 years, Lawrence E. Pavlat, Sr.; two children: Lawrence E. Pavlat, Jr. of Waterbury, CT and Cheryl Kopec of Ludlow; two grandchildren: Cynthia Kopec and Marissa Kopec; two brothers: Roger Desroches and his wife Sally of Belchertown, and Paul Desroches and his wife Carol of Belchertown; and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents she was predeceased by several siblings. A calling hour will be held Tuesday, June 16th from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. in the Barry J. Farrell Funeral Home, 2049 Northampton Street, followed by a funeral home service at 10:00am. Burial will follow at St. Rose Cemetery, Route 202, South Hadley. Masks and social distancing required.
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