Janice (Brogna) DeStefano

September 7, 2019


It is with great sadness that Janice (Brogna) DeStefano, 74, of Taunton, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, September 7, 2019, at home. Janice was born in East Boston, she is the Daughter of the late Joseph Brogna and Rose (DiChiara) Brogna.

Janice was a passionate and devoted Mother, Sister, Friend, and GrandMother, who looked forward to every moment spent with her family. She cared deeply for her children and grandchildren and was happiest when in the company of her family and friends. Heaven has gained the most selfless, beautiful, genuine human being. She will be deeply missed by all those who knew her.

Janice enjoyed cooking, family gatherings, and was a passionate fan of the New England Patriots, and Elvis Presley. She enjoyed spending several years living in Florida, and enjoyed working in hair salons.

She leaves behind her brother, Joseph Brogna of Westwood, a sister the late Anette (Brogna) DeCrescenzo, a son Robert DeStefano and his wife Wendy (Cooper) DeStefano, 2 daughters Maureen DeStefano, and Dyane (DeStefano) DeMello and her Fiance' Joseph Gomes Jr. 5 Grandchildren, Ryan Dion, Erica DeStefano, Damon DeMello, Dante DeMello, and Gianna Rose DeMello. Her Nieces, Noel (Brogna) Johnstone, and Susan (Brogna-Perella) Minchello, and her late nephews, Derek and Jason Brogna, along with several aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends, including her three best friends Valerie Orlando, Barbara Lightbody and the late Lillian Pacheco.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Friday, September 20, 2019, from 8:30-11:00am, in the Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home, 350 Somerset Ave., Taunton, with a service beginning in the funeral home at 11:00am with burial to follow at St. Josephs Cemetery, in Taunton.

Calling Hours

SEP 20. 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)

Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home
350 Somerset Avenue
Taunton, MA, 02780


SEP 20. 11:00 AM (EDT)

Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home
350 Somerset Avenue
Taunton, MA, 02780


SEP 20 (EDT)

St. Joseph Cemetery
East Britannia Street
Taunton, MA

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