Born in Taunton, Janice attended St. Mary’s School until moving to Onset her senior year where she
graduated from Wareham High School. She studied at the Swain School of Design studying painting and
drawing. She went on to study piano and voice at the Berklee College of Music in Boston & the Cape Cod
Conservatory. She was previously active in local musical events working with the Star Players of Taunton
and a proud member of the Taunton Civic Chorus, a soprano soloist for over 50 years, she loved singing
& performing at the annual concerts with her great group of talented friends. She worked as a secretary
for Harvard Business School in Boston, Raytheon, & Mount Hope Metal and Controls of Attleboro before
becoming a stay-at-home mom. After raising her 2 adoring children, she went back to work as a frame
stylist at Eye Care Eye Wear in Taunton where she later retired after 25 years.
Janice was the daughter of the late Merrill F. Leonard and the late Alice C. (McAndrews) Leonard.
Granddaughter of the late Fremont W. and Olive E. Leonard, proprietors of the former Leonards, Inc. Of
Main St. In Taunton. She was the former wife of the late Robert J. Boreri, long time teacher in Taunton
and companion to the late Maurice J. Landry in her later years.
Janice is survived by her two beloved children. She leaves behind a loving son Kurt R. Boreri, his wife Ami
and two sons Aidan Boreri and Roman Boreri of New Mexico. She also leaves behind her devoted
daughter Alicia C. (Boreri) Raposo, her husband Claudio of Dighton, MA and their two children, Eliana
Raposo and Dimitri Raposo. She shared so many wonderful childhood memories with her sister Carol J.
Faella of Pawtucket, RI, her daughters Kristen and Karen, a brother Daniel F. Leonard of Florida, sons
Scott and Jason & a close cousin Marilyn Powers.
Janice was a previous resident of Assonet, MA building a home in 1965 with her former late husband
Robert and later raising her 2 children there. Later in life she moved back to Taunton in 1996 before
finally needing to settle at the Royal of Fairhaven for the last 8 years of her life after her diagnosis of
Alzheimer’s Disease in 2013. She passed peacefully in the arms of her daughter at the age of 86 on
Monday, December 27, 2021. Before receiving her Alzheimer’s diagnosis and later declining from such a
heartbreaking disease, Janice had a very happy life alongside her wonderful, loving family for many
enjoyable decades. She especially treasured time spent with her children and grandchildren.
Janice had a great sense of humor and loved to make people laugh. She was compassionate and loving
where people easily opened up to her. After staying home to raise her children, she enjoyed her working
years at Eye Care Eye Wear Associates in Taunton where she had many memorable conversations with
so many over the years, she felt like she made a real difference before she finally retired.
A future notification will be added in the Taunton Daily Gazette as to the date and time Janice will have
a Christian mass at Holy Family Parish in East Taunton followed by a private burial at the Mayflower Hill
Cemetery - Lot 58 in Section 20.
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