Janet Marie (Grenda) Breckenridge

Janet Breckenridge

Janet Marie (Grenda) Breckenridge passed away peacefully in Manchester, NJ on Sunday, June 16, 2024.  Janet was the only child born to loving parents, John and Genevieve (Babcock) Grenda on May 1, 1938, in Bayonne, NJ.

Janet graduated from Bayonne High School, Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, IL and LCCC Nursing School, Schnecksville, PA.

Janet accepted Jesus as her Savior as a child and relied on her relationship with Him through times of joy and sorrow.  She loved being a mother, nurse, pastor’s wife, missionary, Sunday school teacher and friend.  While raising her children she lived in NJ, IL, MD, Puerto Rico and OH.  She was always game for an adventure and loved being with people.

Her favorite place was always her home in Bayonne.  She treasured the friendships she shared with members of 1st Baptist Church and Grace Bible Fellowship Church.  She looked forward to visits from the “girls from Bayonne”.  While living in Whiting, Janet fellowshipped at Whiting Bible Church.

Janet is survived by her daughters, Sharon Pandolfi (Jerry) and Laura Breckenridge and granddaughter, Emyline Breckenridge.  She was predeceased by her parents and cherished son, Daniel as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins from the Babcock family.

Janet’s family wishes to express their gratitude to Pastor Dave, Pastor Daniel, lifelong friend, Maryann, the many friends who reached out with prayers, visits and words of encouragement during her illness and to the staff of Ocean VNA Hospice and AristaCare at Manchester for the care they provided during her illness.  Special thanks to Pastor Joseph Basile who has been a living testimony of God’s grace and love during a very difficult time.

Family and friends are invited to attend a graveside service Wednesday June 19, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary Cemetery, Alpha, NJ.

Memorial Donations may be sent to America’s Keswick, 601 Route 530, Whiting, NJ 08759