Knox-Janet Marie Currie Dickey passed away Friday, November 3, 2017, at the home of her granddaughter, Michelle, surrounded by her family. She was born in Crystal, Maine on May 14, 1927, the youngest of the eight children of Brock and Estella (Grant) Currie. Janet graduated from Freedom Academy.\r\n\r\nMom met Everett Dickey while roller skating at Knox Ridge and they married after Everett returned from his World War II deployment in Germany. Mom was a talented musician, and in her younger days her band, Janet and the Playboys, played dance music at local dance halls, especially “Bear Trap” and “Puddledock”. She was an active woman who worked from a young age and into adulthood at Lily Bay Resort, the Freedom canning factory, Harris Bakery, and Hathaway Shirt Factory. For many years she drove bus for SAD 49, where she had the privilege of safely transporting many young people, including her grandchildren.\r\n\r\nIn her spare time, Mom enjoyed baking bread and making whoopie pies, playing the piano, braiding rugs, and eventually spending winters at their second home in Brooksville, Florida. Mom was blessed with a loving and devoted family with whom she enjoyed spending much time. She will be greatly missed.\r\n\r\nJanet was predeceased by her husband Everett, her parents, and her siblings, brothers Douglas, Wendell, and William Currie, and an infant brother Grant, and sisters Ferne Given, Miriam Keezer, and Anne Coffin. \r\n\r\nShe is survived by brother-in-law Donald Dickey and sisters-in-law Glenna Towle and Betty Noren; children Sharron Picard and her husband Andy, Paula Brown and her husband Steve, and David Dickey and his companion Pam; grandchildren Michelle Smith and her husband Tom, Michael Brown and his wife Brandy, Nicole Holden and her husband David, and Nicholas Dickey and his companion Abby; great-grandchildren Erin Pershing, Adam Griffin, Aaron and Matthew Brown, and Elizabeth and Benjamin Holden; great-great grandchildren Forrest, Christopher, and Luke Griffin, Wyatt Quimby, and Evan and Eilowyn Pershing; and many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by Ginger, her much-loved dog.\r\n\r\nA memorial service will be held at Pleasant Hill Cemetery on Route 137 in Freedom at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, November 8, followed by a gathering of family and friends at Clinton Golf Course.\r\n\r\nWe are so grateful for the love and support from those who cared for Mom at her home in Clinton: Linda, Rhonda, Cindy, Karen, and Debbie. Hospice Services of Waldo County was truly a comfort during the final months of Mom’s life. Thank you Michelle and Erin for all you did for Mom. The family cannot adequately express their gratitude for the compassionate care she received during her transition from life.