2009-02-12 / Obituaries

Janice L. Vietri, 61

Janice L. (Novasad) Vietri, 61, of Pemberton Avenue, died peacefully surrounded by loved ones Feb. 2 at her home. She was the former wife and dear friend of Thomas C. Vietri Sr.

A native of Jamestown, she was a daughter of the late George and May (Anderson)


Janice was a group home manager for the Maher Center in Newport for 13 years. She also volunteered for Meals on Wheels and the Special Olympics.

She was a member of the Jamestown Junior Women's Club and a communicant of St. Mark Church.

She adored the island and her community at Jamestown Village. She liked spending time at the East Ferry Deli and always loved her quiet time and her special place at Beavertail.

Janice was the loving mother of two sons, Thomas Vietri II and his wife Ellen of Jamestown; Timothy Vietri and his wife Sandra of Harmony, Fla.; a daughter, Tanya Crowley and her husband Ray of Jamestown; four brothers, Mark Novasad and his wife Pam of Concord, N.C., Dean Novasad and his wife Mary of North Kingstown, Brian Novasad of Middletown, Lance Novasad and his wife Terry of Glendale, Ariz.; three sisters, Georgia Kirkley of Monroe, N.C., Brenda Ratcliff and her husband Ron of Jamestown, Margo Lambright and her husband Kirk of Salem, Ore.; and the loving grandmother of Mariah, Devin, Cameron and Noah Vietri, and her very special longtime friends, Dodi Antauer of Clermont, Fla. and Donna Rose of North Kingstown.

Donations may be made to Home & Hospice Care of RI, South Team, 169 George Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860. For information: www.FaganQuinnFuner alHome.com.

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