CONNOR, JANICE A. 66, of Cumberland, passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2014 after a courageous battle with metastatic breast cancer, surrounded by her family. She was the wife of Ernest Connor. They were happily married for 44 years. Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of Albert Bessette of Smithfield and the late Bernadette (Riendeau) Bessette. Janice was a lifelong resident of Cumberland, she graduated from RI Hospital School of X-Ray Technology, class of 1967. Janice most of all enjoyed time spent with her family. Besides her husband and father, she is survived by her children, Jennifer Goldberg and her husband, David, and Brad Connor and his wife Carla Cavanaugh. She is also survived by four brothers, John Bessette and his wife Becky, Paul Bessette and his wife Jemelie, Robert Bessette, and Marc Bessette and his wife Susan, a sister, Susan Munroe, and her husband Don, two grandchildren, Max and Nate Goldberg, and her special cousins, Louise Colinan and Adele Cooney. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday at 11am in Saint Joseph Church, 1303 Mendon Road, Cumberland. Burial will be private. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice Care of RI, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI, 02904, would be appreciated. Arrangements by the O'Neill Funeral Home, Cumberland. oneillfuneralhomes.com
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Published in The Providence Journal on Apr. 10, 2014