Janet Desruisseaux Rodrigue, 71, of Sanford, died on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough.Janet was born on October 16, 1942 to Lucien and Annette (Frechette) Desruisseaux in Sanford where she grew up and attended local schools. She was employed for several years in the pharmacy at Maine Medical Center. She went on to work for the Maine Turnpike Authority where she stayed for many years until she retired due to declining health.Janet was a communicant of St. Therse of Lisieux Parish in Sanford and had been a member of the choir at St. Ignatius Parish. She loved to play cards and going to Bingo with her sisters and friends. She was a member of the Wolves Club in Sanford and the Springvale Social Club in Springvale. She will be remembered as a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and sister and will be dearly missed by her family and friends.Janet was predeceased by her parents and her infant grandson, Michael Rodrigue, Jr.Surviving are her companion, Neil Durgan of Sanford; three children, Debra Rodrigue of Sanford, Michael Rodrigue, Sr. and his wife Cheryl of Waterboro and Tine Oppedisano of Sanford; five grandchildren, Nathan Rodrigue of Sanford, Mark Curtis, Sr. of Sanford, Christopher Rodrigue of New Hampshire, Brandon Nolan of Massachusetts and Anthony Oppedisano of Sanford; one great-grandson, Mark Curtis of Sanford; three sisters, Nancy Vezino and her companion Bob Boucher of Sanford, Marie Barraclough and her husband Thomas of Acton and Helen York and her husband John of Springvale and many nieces, nephews and cousins.A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Saturday, March 29th at St. Therse of Lisieux Parish, Holy Family Church, located on North Avenue in Sanford. Interment will be in the spring at St. Ignatius Cemetery.The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House as well as the Hospice in home support staff for the care and compassion shown to Janet and her family during her illness.Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider sending a memorial contribution to Hospice of Southern Maine, 180 US Route 1, Suite 1, Scarborough, Maine 04074.Arrangements are under the direction of Black Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Sanford-Springvale.To leave a message of condolence for the family please click on the condolences tab to the left.