Janet M. Bunt

1949 - 2022

HARTWICK – Janet M. Bunt, who was born in Delaware County and lived her life in Otsego County, passed away Tuesday afternoon, November 8, 2022, at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown. She was 73. 

Born April 21, 1949, in Walton, Janet was one of six children of Ernest Edwin Sprague and Janet Marion (Sprague) McNorton. 

For over thirty years she was employed at Astrocom Electronics, Inc. in Oneonta. 

Janet Bunt was a caring woman who loved her children and family. She enjoyed life and the outdoors, often participating in activities such as camping, boating, snowmobiling and gardening. Janet had a particular love of wildflowers. In her spare time, she found entertainment in classic and western movies, especially when the character Josey Wales was on screen. She also perked up whenever a Loretta Lynn song came over the radio. 

In her younger years she took pleasure in sewing, which developed into a love of crafts and needlepoint. Her talent in these areas was even used later in her life to lovingly hand-sew clothes for her children. During this same period of her life, you would often find Janet reading love novels after dinner and late into the night. As time went on, if you happened to catch her passing the time, you would see her trying to complete a jigsaw puzzle or solving crossword books. 

Janet is survived by her son, Brian K. Michaels and wife, Judith “Judy” of Hardy, Virginia; her daughter, Brenda Silas and husband, Vincent of Mebane, North Carolina; three granddaughters, Brittany Caruso, Candice Caruso and Kayla Michaels; the father of her children, ex-husband Wayne Michaels of Mt. Vision; three sisters, Joyce Budine and husband, Jake of New Berlin, Priscilla “Perk” Sprague of Little River, South Carolina and Donna McCarthy of Oneonta; and many nieces and nephews. 

She was predeceased by her husband of 18 years, Arthur J. “Ozzie” Bunt who died June 11, 2009; her father, Ernest Edwin Sprague; her mother, Janet McNorton; a son-in-law, Timothy L. Caruso; and two brothers, Gary “Chico” Sprague and Ernest Sprague.

Janet’s family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m. Saturday, November 19, 2022, at the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home, 82 Chestnut Street, Cooperstown. 

The service of committal and interment will be private in Hartwick Cemetery. 

Arrangements are under the care and guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown. 

If you would like to send condolences to the family, send an email to Connell, Dow & Deysenroth. We will forward your comments to the family. If you would like to send flowers in memory of the deceased, contact Mohican Flowers at (607) 547-8822, or A Rose is a Rose at (607) 264-3100.