Alison Regina Janowski, 78

Alison Regina (Burke) Janowski, 78, wife of the late Stanley Edward Janowski Jr., passed away peacefully on Monday, July 1, 2024, at Phoenixville Hospital.

Born in Ardmore, she was the daughter of the late Alison Edward Burke and Rose (Johnson) Burke.

Alison was named after her father. She had an infectious laughter that people loved being around. Alison was skillful with crafts. She loved to knit, was an avid reader, and enjoyed making holiday wreaths. She also loved music and dancing. Some of her favorites were the Temptations, Jersey Boys, Josh Groban, Michael Bublé, Andrea Bocelli, and the 3 Tenors. Alison loved going shopping and always looked her best at all times. She enjoyed food and cooking. Alison had a sweet tooth and loved brownies, doughnuts, and all sweets. Being a history lover, Alison enjoyed all history but especially Egyptian history. She always wanted to travel to visit Egypt and Ireland. She flew to the Philippines to pick up her son Bryan and had enjoyed layovers in South Korea and Hawaii. Alison was a devoted Catholic and her children’s catholic education was very important to her.

Surviving is her daughter Laura Min-wha Janowski, wife of John M. Miller Jr.; son Bryan Janowski; granddaughter Sabrina Morgan Janowski; many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and great nephews. She is predeceased by her siblings William Burke, Rose Myers, and Patricia Moonan.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2024, at 11:00 AM at St. Aloysius Church (223 Beech St, Pottstown, PA 19464) with Fr. Wilson officiating. Burial will be held privately at a later date. A visitation will also be held on Saturday, July 13, 2024, from 9:30-11:00AM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital ( in Alison’s name.

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I am so happy that I have one of your wreaths that I can hang with such joy knowing you made it with love. Miss you friend. “Drive Safe”

~ Dena
7/17/2024 7:59:07 AM

I am very sorry for the loss of your dear mother, Laura and Bryan. John, may you also know my thoughts and prayers. I am so happy I met Alison and I will remember her fondly.
May she rest now in the arms of our Father in heaven.
Please call if you need to talk.

~ Sister Diane Marie Norristown, PA
7/13/2024 6:18:53 AM

I loved Alison.
We have been friends since we were in our in out teens.
We had many happy times and I will miss her dearly.
She was a wonderful friend, mother, wife, and Aunt. May the lord Bless you and keep you.
God our Father, Your power brings us to birth, Your providence guides our lives, and by Your command, we return to dust. Lord, those who die still live in Your presence, their lives change but do not end. I pray in hope for my family, relatives and friends, and for all the dead known to You alone.

~ Jeanie Thompson West Chester, PA
7/8/2024 7:07:57 AM

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~ kelly Hatboro, PA
7/8/2024 1:10:49 AM

Alison was happy to have every last stuffed animal Laura brought for her and every last person who knew Alison should be there on Saturday. & Alison I will finish your Christmas reefs for you and do everything else we talked about. THE WORLD NEEDS TO BE A BETTER PLACE. coming from 78 of a perception. humanity can easily forget how to respect one another. 78 years ago makes for a world with 78 years left of product manufacturing. you can not buy people. you can only have so much to keep track of what matters, The world is and will still continue at a fast rate of more people being born inventions being created and photos to take but the most important one in this cycle of movement is to remember day 1 and last all counts of breath and how you are taking them from start to finish and we all must remember the simpler times to provide more for what matters. What was always there. Human man kind. We are in control.

~ kelly
7/8/2024 1:09:55 AM

she told me "ill be watching" some of her last words were "life really just passes you by" Alison was in a state of reflection on herself and her life and simply was in a state of feeling like she "i should be making my christmas reefs" Alison always upheld responsibilty for her 2 children and anyone around her who she looked after, Stan. Alison went on long journeys and ways to build a life for herself. Alison took a 15 day trip about 3 weeks for her beloved son Bryan from the Philippines to make a little brother for her already beautiful Laura who she adored always so much. With the confusion and terror it was to raise a daughter sometimes Alison bonded and became best friends with "Laura raided the dollar store ! " Said with Alisons beloved chuckle we all will miss. We all will miss you so much Alison. I told you the day was July 1st tmrw. I told you it was a nice day outside. i felt regret in the moment i said that to you the look in your eyes knew you might not see the outside again. when you heard me say the words July 1st your face told me that night as you struggled to take every breath you could while you could see the woman simply just was yearning for conversation and to talk through the breaths she had left. She held armor and stregth to say meaningful things to me as she gasped for air and would take breaks to breath and sip on her water and fruit display. Alison was greatful for her life. Greatful for bryans plane ticket. and Greatful for her beautiful Sabrina as well and John who takes the most care in the world for her daughter. She feels safe and protected where she is now where she can breath finally at peace and watch us all uphold the rest of our lifes in the best way we can. Alison made art for us all that we will still have to look at every time we walk through that door the beautiful flowers that she left behind?? i love you alison . Alison Janowski you were my grandmothers baby sister who i lost at 12 years old. i watched my grandmother take her last breaths and i regret not staying with you for yours. i did not want to leave that night and trust me if i had my own car i would have. my headphones allowed me to see you one last time and i will never forget that. you were glowing the last day i saw you. Every holiday . Every time i got 12 more years with you to help me remember who my grandmother was. The way you described her was strong and brave. you were always sttuckened. inpressed and looked up tremendously to your older sister who ran that house as you would say and to her you were her baby sister and for me and what i know Patricia would have me do is be there for you at this time and now and forever still. I love you Alison i always will and you always knew me??

~ kelly
7/8/2024 12:58:09 AM

Dear Alison, May your warmth, good humor, and compassion live on in all of us who love you. Enjoy your reward!! Mary Callan

~ Mary E. Callan
7/5/2024 8:35:04 PM

We hit it off the first time we ever spoke to each other at Manatawny. And ever since that time we had a blast. I told you you were the face of the Manor and the entire welcoming committee all in one. You had a way of making folks feel at home and making them feel better after talking a while with you. What a gift you had!

Now take that contagious personality and spread it among all the Angels and let them know that Alison is HERE and whose ready to have some FUN?

I shall miss you nice lady and thank you for the memories.

~ Suzanne graham spring city, PA
7/4/2024 3:53:42 PM

I’m so very sorry for the loss of your dear mother. She was loving, kind, and patient. All the qualities of an angel ?? Her love will live on through you and yours ?? She is at peace but will always be in your hearts. Her love will live on through you. Never more than a thought away. ?? May God bless you at this difficult time. Please remember we are here for you. We love you. We are just a phone call away. Anytime. Love you ??????

~ JoAnne Murray
7/4/2024 4:00:51 AM

Al, some people just bring warmth and joy to others, and you are one of them. You were a great source of comfort to me as I went though one of the most difficult times of my life…when my elderly parents required nursing care and I had to place them in a facility.
You lifted me up in more ways than you will ever know. I will always cherish the memories of your welcoming smile, dancing with you when musicians came to the lobby to entertain the residents of the nursing home, discussing books, discussing our lives, and laughing…oh yes, laughing a lot! That was your way…kind and fun. You also made my elderly dad smile a lot! He loved how you kidded with him yet treated him with such great respect.
Al…you are one in a million and will be sorely missed by so many. I’m sure you will be dancing with the angels now! Love you, girl! Chris

~ Chris Hedges
7/3/2024 10:03:31 PM

I pray you are comforted by the Word of God during this difficult time: We are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord.

For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first. Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

~ Joseph Marshall
7/3/2024 10:01:45 PM

What a beautiful, joyful dear friend. I will miss our chats and your bubbly giggle. Always dressed to the T.

Alison, “drive safely” - aka…love you always.

~ Dena
7/3/2024 9:08:34 PM

Momma Al, 23 years ago I moved a few houses down from the Janowski family not knowing how much you would become part of mine. Your laughter and humor were heard before you stepped into a room, followed by smiles and hugs once you entered. You will be missed although forever live on in my heart. Now go have a blast and show the angels the momma Al we all were blessed with!

~ Dawn Miller
7/3/2024 8:16:26 PM

Love you forever, Algirl. You are a light in this world that was so beautiful. You are an inspiration and one of the sweetest people I have ever been lucky enough to meet and know. I will always remember you.

~ Andrea Endy
7/3/2024 6:20:21 PM