Janet I. Blasioli, 90 of Pittsfield, MA passed away on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at Berkshire Medical Center surrounded by her family.
Born in Athol, MA on July 22, 1931, to the late Harold and Viola Cady. Janet moved to the Berkshires as a young child, attended Pittsfield High School, and met the love of her life, Anthony J. Blasioli Sr. Together they raised five children.
Janet was employed at Hillcrest Hospital, General Electric, and retired from General Dynamics. Her love of being around people brought her back to work during her retirement for Steigers, Filenes, and then Macy’s clothing stores. She loved meeting new people and hearing their stories. Janet was a longtime communicant of Mount Carmel Church, later attending St. Joseph’s Parish. Janet enjoyed knitting, crocheting, cooking, and sewing. The beach was one of her happy places. Her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were her pride and joy.
Janet was predeceased by her husband of 70 years; her daughters Linda Stringer and Paula LeMire; son-in-law Arthur LeMire; and siblings Dolores Soules, Chester Spencer, and James Spencer.
Janet is survived by her sister Judith Parks; daughters, Susan (William) Harrington, Candace (Joel) Scussel; son, Anthony Blasioli Jr., son-in-law, Bruce Stringer; nine grandchildren, Heidi, Erik, William Jr., Andrea, Jacob, Hanna, Cassondra, Jessica, Jill, 13 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and close friends.
Janet was the matriarch of her family and will be greatly missed by all that knew her. As she always said, do everything while you're young and just have FUN.
FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral for Janet Blasioli will be Monday July 25, 2022 at 11:00 AM at FLYNN & DAGNOLI-BENCIVENGA FUNERAL HOME, 5 Elm St. Pittsfield, MA. Burial will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. A calling hour will be held Monday morning from 10-11 at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital in care of the funeral home. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.