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Janet Brilling Sarris

November 14, 1949 — April 30, 2024

Greer, SC

Janet Brilling Sarris, a cherished wife, mother, sister, and friend, passed away on April 30, 2024, in Greer, South Carolina. Born on November 14, 1949, in Scotia, New York, Janet's life was a tapestry of love, dedication, and joy that touched all who knew her.

Janet was the beloved daughter of the late Robert and Shirley Brilling. She grew up in a warm and loving home alongside her siblings, the late Joan Hollis (Larry), June Ruf of Albany, NY, and Robert Brilling Jr. of Clifton Park, NY.

On August 27, 1967, Janet married the love of her life, Thomas Sarris, in their hometown of Scotia. Their union was blessed with a son, Michael C. Sarris. Together, they built a life filled with laughter, love, and countless cherished moments.

Janet's professional life was marked by her time at the Niskayuna Coop market. Later, she brought her hardworking and caring spirit to Parts Unlimited in Ballston Spa, where she retired after many years of dedicated service.

A woman of many passions, Janet was a diehard fan of General Hospital. Her love for her rescue cats was unmatched, and she found great joy in caring for them. Janet's love for the beach was well-known, with Clearwater, Florida, and York Beach, Maine, being among her favorite destinations. She embraced life with her "2-hour rule," insisting on taking time to enjoy the simple pleasures, much to her husband Tom's playful chagrin.

Janet's culinary skills were legendary. Her dishes were not just meals but expressions of her love and care for her family and friends.

She shared a special bond with her sister Joan, united by their adoration for Elvis Presley. Their annual visits to Graceland for Joan's birthday were treasured traditions that brought them immense joy and laughter.

Janet's warmth extended beyond her family and friends. Her bright smile and kind heart left a lasting impression on everyone she met. She lived by the belief that it wasn't truly warm unless the temperature was over 85 degrees, a testament to her love for sunshine and warmth, both in climate and in character.

As we remember Janet Brilling Sarris, we celebrate a life lived with passion, kindness, and an unwavering commitment to her loved ones. Her legacy of love and the memories she created will continue to live on in the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to know her.

Janet's spirit, joy, and love will forever be a beacon of light for her family, guiding them through the days ahead with the same strength and love she embodied throughout her remarkable life.
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Visitation

Monday, May 6, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Cremation Society Of South Carolina - Westville Funerals (Operations Center)

6010 White Horse Road, Greenville, SC 29611

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Monday, May 6, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Cremation Society Of South Carolina - Westville Funerals (Operations Center)

6010 White Horse Road, Greenville, SC 29611

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