Janet Chino, died March 30, 2012, in Murietta due to complications following a stroke. Born Janet Bottaro, in Hazelton, Pennsylvania September 29, 1935, she met Eugene Chino while working at New York Telephone where she was a Special Representative. They married in 1957 and lived in Brooklyn, then later North Bellmore where they raised five children: John, Janet, Jean, Joann, and EJ. In 1997, Janet and Eugene moved to Temecula where they lived on Calle Ayora in Redhawk. At the time of her passing, Janet and Gene had been married 55 years. Among her many friends and family, Janet’s kitchen was the center of the celebration. Three generations of Chino’s and their friends gathered in her kitchen for birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays. Known as “the Sausage Bread Lady,” Janet was known for her extraordinary Italian cooking and hospitality. Janet was proud of her beautiful home which looked like it had been decorated by a professional. She was also proud of her children and grandchildren who were the center of her life. Janet traveled extensively with her husband and family and particularly loved cruises around the Caribbean, Italy, and Alaska. Janet had a special interest in graphology, the study of handwriting. She loved to analyze people’s writing and give them insights into their personality and life. Combined with her gracious, loving personality her skill in graphology made her many friends and touched people’s lives wherever she went. Janet is survived by her loving husband Eugene Chino, Temecula; sister Ellie, Temecula; son, John Chino, Newport Beach, daughter Janet Kimball, Fairfax, CA, daughter Joann, South Setauket, NY, son EJ Chino, North Merrick, NY; six grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Martha’s Catholic Church, 37200 Whitewood Road, Murrieta, CA 92563-5040.

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  1. A sympathy card has been sent to the family of Janet Mary Chino c/o ENGLAND FAMILY MORTUARY, INC funeral home.

  2. A sympathy card has been sent to the family of Janet Mary Chino c/o ENGLAND FAMILY MORTUARY, INC funeral home.

  3. Dear Janet you are truly a blessing to us all, I cannot believe I am not going to be able to see your smiling face, hear your voice, or give you a big hug hello but I am sure Jean has taken care of that for me. With much love, Teresa

  4. I am so sorry for your loss. Losing a parent is life and world altering,…so sad. Please take care! Bev

  5. I am so sorry to hear the news about Janet. She was a great person and will surely be missed. I want to send my condolences to the Chino family. Janet was like a second mom to me when we were growing up, I have such good memories of those days. I know for sure she has her wings already and is trying to read hands while in heaven. God bless the Chino family through this difficult time. Love the Giglio’s

  6. I have not seen this poem in a decade. I thought about Mrs. Chino, and wished I had it to send, instead of a sympathy card. Tina moved my office around. I open a tiny drawer, and found it. I thought of you, and want to share it. La Girasole (the sunflower) as the sunflower may you forever follow the suns violent light and as the sunflower may you abandon your movement and control allowing the sun to strip of you all that which you brand necessary and as the sunflower may you drop your heavy head and release each and every seed without cause or judgement leaving you alone to stare at this earth beneath you and as the sunflower may you see the birth of yourself as your true self multiplied indefinitely and as the sunflower may this birth and this fantastic beauty surpass even you… ….as you…’la girasole’ bow to the majesty of you

  7. It will be the little things that you will remember, the quiet moments, the smiles, the laughter. And although it may seem hard right now, it will be the memories of these little things that help to push away the pain and bring the smiles back again.

  8. Janet, I so liked your mother. I fondly remember the way she lit up the office when she visited and the insightful handwriting analysis she did for both Rob and me. It’s a great loss. We’ll miss her. We’re thinking of you and your family. Take care, Susan

  9. Janet, You are the kindest person I have ever met. I will always treasure the memories of our fun times together. You were so gracious inviting everyone to your home. George and I will miss the stories we shared and the picking on Gene. Don’t you worry – we will keep picking on him for you. George and I appreciate the home made sausage bread you made for the group on may occassions. You always took care of the group! I will always remember your smile. Rest in peace but you know you’ll be serving your sausage bread no matter what! WE WILL MISS YOU but you’ll always be in our hearts. Love you, Sheree & George Wittman

  10. Joann & family My deepest sympathy to you Joann and your entire family. My thoughts and prayers are always with you.

  11. Joann, Armin and extended Chino family, I’m very sorry to hear of your loss. I hope your good memories will carry you through this sad time and keep your Mom forever in your hearts. My deepest sympathy, gail

  12. our very deepest sympathy to all of u janet was very special to us and will be deeply missed. love and prayers to all love joe and marge

  13. Steven and I and our family are so sorry for your loss. Death is not an easy thing to cope with, especially when its sudden. She will always be in your hearts and will not be looking down on all of you.

  14. Tom and I wish to send our heartfelt sympathies and condolences to Gene and to his entire family on the loss of their wonderful Janet. She was a very special human being, individual, and friend. Our sympathies go out to all who loved her–please know that you are being held in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. Diana Bloxham

  15. W just heard about Janet and we were so sadned. What special times we had with you guys a few years ago. We often talked about you and missed seeing you like we used to. Our thoughts are with you and your family and know if we knew we would have been at the service. With hugs and love, Charity and Alex.

  16. We are Joann’s neighbors and we had the privilege of meeting Janet once. We were struck by her vitality and zest for life. We are very sorry to hear about her untimely death.

  17. What a wonderful, beautiful and gracious woman. I have never met a more kind and loving family. I feel honored to have known her. Rest in peace Mrs. Chino.

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