Janice M. (McLaughlin) Fiola

October 21, 2018


Janice M. (McLaughlin) Fiola, 78, of Tiverton, formerly of Fall River, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Sunday, October 21, 2018, at Worcester Medical Center. Her beloved husband of 57 years, Roland A. Fiola predeceased her on June 4, 1999.

Janice, (affectionately called Janie), was born and raised in Fall River the daughter of the late Andrew and Stella (Dobyna) McLaughlin. Janice was a graduate and valedictorian of BMC Durfee High School class of 1957. Mrs. Fiola devoted her career as a budget keeper at UMASS Dartmouth in the budget office for over 50 years before retiring in 2010. She was a communicant of Saint Stanislaus Church, in Fall River.

She leaves her two daughters: Anne Valerio and her husband Christopher of Holden; and Jean Terra and her husband Frank of East Falmouth; five much loved grandchildren: Heather (Valerio) Blinn; Shannon (Morrissey) Kennedy; Erik Morrissey, Daniel Valerio and the late Michael Valerio. She also leaves her five great-grandchildren; Camden and Julianna Blinn; Ava, Logan and Axl Kennedy; a sister: Dorothy Judge of Somerset; a brother: Andrew McLaughlin of Fall River; along with several nieces and nephews.

Janice made some of her closest friendships at UMASS Dartmouth, enjoying many great laughs, lunches together, and day-trips to various locations. She was very devoted to her catholic faith. Janie was kind to others and willing to help anyone in need. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, doing word puzzles, playing cards, and trying her luck at the slot machines.

Her Funeral Service will be held on Friday, October 26, 2018, at 9am, from the Hathaway Home for Funerals, 1813 Robeson Street, followed by a Mass of Christian burial, at 10am, in Saint Stanislaus Church, 36 Rockland Street, Fall River. Burial to follow in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River.

Calling Hours will be held on Thursday, October 25, 2018, from 5-8pm, in the funeral home.

Memorial donations in her memory can be made to Alzheimers Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 024552.

Calling Hours

OCT 25. 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)

Hathaway Home For Funerals
1813 Robeson Street
Fall River, MA, 02720

Funeral Service

OCT 26. 9:00 AM (EDT)

Hathaway Home For Funerals
1813 Robeson Street
Fall River, MA, 02720

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