Janet Corson Lessard ... former 'Avon Lady'; at 91

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PORT ORANGE, Fla. - Janet Corson Lessard, 91, of Port Orange, and formerly of Rochester, N.H., died on Jan. 9, 2023. Born in Lewiston, Maine, to Eva Marie Soucy (nee Berthiaume) and Frederick T Soucy, she married Earl F Corson in 1951. After 33 years of marriage, they divorced, and she later married Adrien Lessard in 1987.

She is preceded in death by her son David Corson, her granddaughter Lynn Corson, her brothers Robert Soucy and Fred Soucy Jr., her ex-husband Earl, and her husband Adrien Lessard.

She is survived by her son Bruce Corson (Ann) of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, her granddaughter Karen Poccia (Tom) and great-grandson Levi Poccia.

She is also survived by her husband Adrien's large family, including Ron Lessard Sr (Regina) of Northfield, Vt., and Diane Batchelder (William) of The Villages, as well as five grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Throughout her life, Janet accomplished much. In the 60s, she became an "Avon lady" when "ding, dong, Avon calling" was a thing. She worked her way up to an Avon management position, winning several sales awards along the way.

She and her first husband, Earl, raised their two sons and spent many summer weekends with them camping throughout New Hampshire and Maine. As empty-nesters, they acquired motorcycles and rode throughout the White Mountains, leading to a five-week motorcycle tour adventure throughout the Alps.

In later years, with her husband Adrien, she frequently visited Europe by cruise ship and in her last years enjoyed life by a peaceful lake in Port Orange.

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