Janice V. Coelho
Janice V. (Gobeil) Coelho, 78, of Fairhaven passed away peacefully, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease, Tuesday, January 2, 2024 at Alden Court Nursing and Rehab in Fairhaven, while surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of 53 years to Francisco “Frank” Coelho.
Born and raised in New Bedford, daughter of the late Conrad and Helen (Carrier) Gobeil, she and her husband settled in Fairhaven 53 years ago on West Island. She graduated from Sacred Hearts Academy in Fairhaven and later Kinyon Campbell Business School in New Bedford. Janice worked many years for the My Bread Baking Company and later for The Standard Times newspaper but her true passion was being a stay at home mother and homemaker. Janice retired in 2009 and began her next phase in life as a proud and doting Memere to her Grandchildren, Austin and Timothy.
Janice loved her family. She adored her big brother Leonard and was always talking about his latest endeavors and accomplishments of which her favorites were undoubtedly his children. She often spoke fondly of memories from her childhood spent with her family at their cottage on Agawam Lake in Wareham. Janice was a woman of faith and was a longtime parishioner of St. Joseph’s Church in Fairhaven. She was an avid fan of the Red Sox and could often be found making dinner with a game on in the kitchen.
Janice had the heart of a traveler and was always ready to take trip. Whether it was a car ride to Georgia with her sister-in-law Sheila, a flight to Chicago with her son or sailing to Maine with her family she loved to be on the go. Above all else, all trips and travels aside, her favorite place to be was on the boat, in the sun with her family by her side.
Janice was an amazing Daughter, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister and Aunt. Her priority was always her family before herself.
She is survived by her loving husband Frank; her children, Scott Coelho of Fairhaven, Lisa (Coelho) Lassiter and her husband Aaron of Rochester and her beloved grandchildren, Austin and Timothy Lassiter; Her brother Leonard Gobeil of Hyannis and several much loved nieces and nephews.
Arrangements were by Fairhaven Funeral Home, www.hathaway funerals.com. Memorial donations may be made to, Southcoast VNA- Hospice, 200 Mill Rd., Fairhaven, MA 02719, Alden Court Nursing and Rehab (for patient activities), 389 Alden Rd., Fairhaven, MA 02719 or the Alzheimer’s Association at alz.org.
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