Janet Sievert (nee George)

Aug. 10, 1922 - Nov. 27, 2006

Janet Sievert (nee George), 84, of Norfolk, Mass., died Monday, Nov. 27, 2006, in the Kindred Hospital at Metro West Medical Center in Natick, Mass.

She was the wife of the late Milton Albert Sievert, who died in 2004.

Born in Waukesha on Aug. 10, 1922, she was a daughter of the late Karl Willimann George and the late Alice Bell Drewry George. She had been a resident of Foxboro, Mass., since 1956.

Mrs. Sievert was a graduate of Waukesha High School, Class of 1940, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1945 with a degree in psychology.

Prior to her retirement, she was an attorney with Harold Cohen in Foxboro.

Deeply involved in Massachusetts Republican Party politics, Mrs. Sievert was the administrative assistant to John M. Quinlan during his terms as a state senator. She served as Sen. Quinlan’s campaign manager during his bid for lieutenant governor in 1984. Mrs. Sievert later volunteered in the campaigns of Eliot Richardson for U.S. Senate in 1986; the campaign of Andrew Natsios for state auditor in 1990; and the campaign of Jim Rappaport for U.S. Senate.

Mrs. Sievert was at one time involved with church affairs with Epiphany Church, including the choir, altar guild and Sunday school.

She is survived by two children, Jere Sievert Armen of Norfolk and Linneus, Maine, and William Karl Sievert of Madison; three grandchildren, Moira Armen of Portland, Ore., Krystl Armen Novak of San Diego and Ramon Armen of Ann Arbor, Mich. She is also survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Ruth (Sievert) Seith of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and their children, Michael Seith of Alexandra, Va., Deborah Seith of Cleveland and Elizabeth Seith Pope of Panama City, Fla.; her goddaughter, Jan Hilborn of East Fairfield, Vt.; her special friends, John M. Quinlan of Dover, James Hinz and Elizabeth Laing, both of Waukesha.

Mrs. Sievert was the grandmother of the late Todd Leif Sheldon Armen and the late Jules Palmer Armen.

At the request of the family, there will be no funeral home calling hours and services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Home for Little Wanderers, 271 S. Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115, or to the Massachusetts Audubon Society, 208 S. Great Road, Lincoln, MA 01773.

John Everett & Sons Funeral Home, (508) 653-4342, is serving the family.