Dorothy "Laura" (Farias) Janssen, age 87, of Townsend Hill Apartments, Fall River, MA, passed away July 8, 2012 at her daughter Priscilla's home in Tiverton. She was the former wife of Robert Janssen.
Born in Fall River, MA, She was the daughter of John Farias and Johanna (Fonseca) Farias. Ms. Janssen was a Police Officer for the Fall River Police Department until her retirement in 1985. She was appointed Reserve member of the Police Department in 1960 and was appointed permanently in 1962.
Ms. Janssen is survived by one daughter, Priscilla Cabral and her companion Richard Pavao of Tiverton, RI; one granddaughter Betty (Cabral) and her husband Charles W. Jester of Portsmouth, RI; one niece, Elaine Foltz; one nephew Donald Legasse; Great niece Tammy (Paul) Camara and Great-great nephews Hayden and Brady Camara. She was also the sister of the late John Farias and Alice Legasse.
Ms. Janssen's funeral service, which relatives and friends are invited to attend, will be held on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 9:00AM from the BOULE FUNERAL HOME, 615 Broadway, Fall River, MA. followed by a funeral Mass at 10:00am in Holy Ghost Parish, 316 Judson St., Tiverton, RI. Interment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, Fall River, MA. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 10, 2012 from 4:00PM to 7:00PM. In lieu of flowers Memorial Gifts may be made to , 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701