, Salem, MA

May 1, 2013

Janet Ruth Cohen, 81

Swampscott, MA — Janet Ruth (Schwartz) Cohen, age 81, passed away peacefully on April 28, 2013. She was the beloved daughter of the late Mollie and Samuel P. Schwartz. She was born and raised in Malden. She was married to Henry Albert Cohen and resided in Swampscott for the past 56 years.

Janet loved being grandmother to her four grandchildren, Stephen and Chris Kontos of Danvers, Victoria and Jonathan Roth of Aventura, Fla. She was the devoted mother to Susan Kontos and her husband, Ted of Danvers, Donna Cohen of Swampscott and Lynda Cohen Roth of Aventura, Fla. Janet will forever be remembered for her eternal optimism and smile on her face.

ARRANGEMENTS: A graveside service will be held at the Pride of Lynn Cemetery, 89 Lakeshore Rd., Lynn on Friday, May 3, 2013, at 10 a.m. A memorial observance will be held following the service on Friday until sundown at the home of Susan and Ted Kontos. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to the American Heart Association, 300 5th Ave., Ste. 6, Waltham, MA, 02451; or to the Alzheimer’s Association of Massachusetts, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA, 02472. Arrangements made by Stantsky-Hymanson Memorial Chapel, Salem. For online condolences, please visit