Janet B. Nilan

Loving Mother & Grandmother


Janet B. Nilan, 84, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, May 21, 2021.


Janet was born to August and Lorraine (Chasmar) Burgbacher. She met her husband, Jim, while working as a computer programmer at IBM in Newark. Janet and Jim raised their children in West Caldwell where they resided since 1964.


Janet was a wonderful mother and grandmother. She truly loved spending time with her family. Janet also loved to read, work on crossword puzzles, and complete jigsaw puzzles. Additionally, she enjoyed playing bridge with her longtime friends.


Predeceased by her parents and husband; Janet is survived by her beloved daughters, Patricia of Pepperell, MA and Barbara of Basking Ridge, NJ, and her cherished grandchildren Casey, Samantha, Tyler and Zachary Libonate.


A Memorial Service will be held on June 26, 2021 from 9:00 - 11:00am at Codey & Jones Funeral Home, followed by the inurnment at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Caldwell.


In lieu of flowers, donations in Janet's memory can be made to the American Diabetes Association or the West Caldwell Public Library.