Janet Gay Hawkins of Greenport, N.Y., died March 27 at the Peconic Landing retirement community at the age of 93 years.
Janet was born June 5, 1926, in Mineola, N.Y., the younger of two children. Her parents, Helen (Remsen) and William Gay, raised Janet in Munsey Park, N.Y., alongside her sister, Joan.
Janet attended Manhasset High School, Class of 1944, where she competed in archery. She went on to Colby College, graduating in 1948.
In 1952, Janet married Harman Hawkins (1919-2002) at Community Reformed Church in Manhasset. They lived for 32 years in Plandome, N.Y., where they raised their two sons, Christopher and Jonathan.
Always active in civic and community affairs, Janet was a member of the Junior League of the North Shore, serving as treasurer and sustainer committee member, as well as a member of Manhasset Bay Yacht Club.
When Janet and Harman retired, they moved to Shelter Island, where she served on the Mashomack Preserve Board of Trustees for six years and organized the annual benefit gathering for many years. Other endeavors included the Shelter Island Yacht Club and Shelter Island Historical Society.
Janet is survived by her sons, Christopher, of Randolph, N.H., and Jonathan (Brenda), of Jamestown, R.I.; her grandchildren, Jackson, Rebecca, Matthew and Jeremiah; and four great-grandchildren.
Due to the threat posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no celebration at this time. There will be a gathering of family and friends at a later date to celebrate a life well lived.
This is a paid notice.