Janet Brigham Arnott

08/14/2014 2:47 PM |

Janet Brigham Arnott, 96, of Rutherford, N.J. passed away May 17, 2014. 

She was born in New York City to Theodore and Edith Brigham in 1917. Janet was raised in Greenport, before moving to Rutherford in 1938. She attended Trapphagen School of Design, currently known as Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) while working under Henri Bendel; the first retailer to bring design to Coco Channel. Later, Janet was employed at Fairleigh Dickenson University Rutherford Campus.

Her generous efforts as a volunteer included Rutherford Community Chest, Presbyterian Woman’s Guild, The Red Cross and Food Pantry.Janet was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Rutherford for 67 years. She was especially interested in creative arts.

Janet is predeceased by her first husband, John Quincy Adams; and second husband, William Arnott. She will be deeply missed by her sons, Douglas Adams, William and Kenneth Arnott; and daughter, Virginia Young; her beloved 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Friends and loved ones are invited to gather for a memorial service Sunday, Aug. 31, at 1 p.m. at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Greenport,

Arrangements were handled by The Collins Calhoun Funeral Home in Rutherford, N.J.

This is a paid notice.