Jeannette “Jean” P. (Belisle) Collis

February 1, 2018


Jeannette "Jean" P. (Belisle) Collis, 92, died peacefully on Thursday, February 1, 2018.

Jean was born in Fall River, daughter of the late Wilfred and Bernadette (Paille) Belisle. She grew up and was educated in Fall River, a student at Jesus Mary Academy, and a 1948 graduate of the Union Hospital School of Nursing. She was a nurse at Union Hospital and RI Hospital and was an RN at Morton Hospital for 27 years, until her retirement. Jean was the former President of the Morton Hospital Retirees. She was a 4H Leader, a Girl Scout Leader, and a volunteer for Birth Right. She enjoyed knitting, especially Christmas stockings for the family, Bowling, BINGO, playing cards, and was a big Boston Red Sox fan.

Jean is survived by her two daughters, Jeanie Haskins and her husband Deane of Dighton, and Joanne Griffing and her husband Brad of Coventry, RI; two grandchildren, Russell Lee of TX, and Jillian Brew and her husband Kenny of CT; three great grandchildren, Hannah, Alexis, and Andrea; and several nieces and nephews. Jean was also sister to the late Roger Belisle, Germaine Coulombe, Lorraine Belisle, Doris Belisle and Mariette Cormier. She also leaves Brad's daughters, Riannon and her husband Shawn of CT and Savanna and her husband Jack of RI.

Family and friends are invited to funeral services on Friday, February 9, 2018, at 9:00am, in the Crapo Hathaway Funeral Home, 350 Somerset Ave., Taunton, MA, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00am, in St. Andrew the Apostle, 19 Kilmer Ave., Taunton, MA. Burial to follow at Cedar Knoll Cemetery, Taunton, MA.

Calling hours will be held Thursday, February 8, from 4 to 7 pm.

Donations in Jean's memory may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016 or

Calling Hours

FEB 8. 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EST)

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


FEB 9. 9:00 AM (EST)

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

Funeral Mass

FEB 9. 10:00 AM (EST)

St. Andrew the Apostle
19 Kilmer Ave.
Taunton, MA

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