On April 14, 2019, Luke Allen Janssen passed away at his home in Belfast. He was born to Michael Edward Janssen and Sharon (Manchester) Janssen on Nov. 10, 1978, in Liberty.

Luke grew up in Liberty where he enjoyed playing around his rural home and swimming at his grandparent’s home on Lake St. George. He has always enjoyed eating, especially chocolate cake and cookies, swimming, and animals — whether his kitties at home or watching birds in the yard — and looking at books. He later lived in Spurwink foster homes and with Group Home Foundation in Belfast.

Luke enjoyed music, birds and animals, watching TV — especially Patriots football —swimming, books, chocolate treats, walking in the Belfast community, choosing DVDs at the library, going to local parks and being outdoors.

Luke had multiple handicaps, and had many wonderful, caring support people and caregivers over the years. We wish to especially thank the caregivers at the Group Home Foundation’s home in Belfast, and Beacon Family Living Inc. (BFLI) in Belfast. They loved and nurtured him and became part of his family.

Luke was predeceased by his parents, Michael and Sharon Janssen; sister Kaitlin (Janssen) Osborn, as well as his Manchester and Janssen grandparents.

He is survived by his brother Leon Janssen of Portland, Ore.; nephew Kirin Janssen-Fiorillo; paternal aunts and guardians Patrice Janssen of Belfast and Kerry Black of Liberty; and a great many aunts, uncles and cousins.

A memorial service will be held at Riposta Funeral Home in Belfast on Sunday, May 5, at 1 p.m. Burial will take place immediately following at the Hunt Cemetery in Liberty.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Luke’s honor to Beacon Family Living Inc., 85 Hope St., Rockport, ME 04856, or Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County, P.O. Box 772, Belfast, ME 04915.