STAMFORD, CONN. – Janet Elena (Bowne) Orgera, 84, died Nov. 1, 2005. She was born Nov. 22, 1920, in Stamford, the daughter of the late Walter S. and Nettie Bradt Bowne. She graduated from Stamford High School in 1937 and from Danbury State Teachers’ College in 1941 when she was named State Teacher of the Year and taught at Emma Willard School. Mrs. Orgera was a volunteer for the Women’s Auxiliaries at the former St. Joseph’s Hospital and the Italian Center, the Stamford Catholic High School Parent-Teacher Organization and her Stamford High School class reunion committee. She was known as an excellent cook and gardener and loved flowers and music. She was married for 59 years to the late Dr. Walter L. Orgera. She is survived by her son, Walter L. Orgera II of Easton, Conn.; two daughters, Jaye Elena Orgera of Steuben, and Debra A. Orgera of Leeds, Mass.; 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, her sister, Betty DeGroot of Syracuse, N.Y. and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter, Linda D. Cosentino and her son, John Michael Orgera; her sister, Dorothy Griffiths died in Gainesville, Fla., Oct. 21, 2005; her brothers, Albert W and Walter Bowne. There will be no calling hours. The Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at St. Cecilia’s Church, 1184 Newfield Ave., Stamford, Conn. Interment will follow at St. John’s Cemetery, Darien. The Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Myrtle Ave., Stamford, Conn. are in charge of the arrangements. The deceased has requested no flowers, no charitable contributions or Mass cards. People are asked to say a prayer for her eternal rest.