Joan Kemmy Janario, 79, of Bristol

Posted 2/22/21

A loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and dear friend to many, Joan Kemmy Janario, 79, of Bristol, entered into eternal rest unexpectedly Tuesday, Feb. 16, at Rhode Island …

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Joan Kemmy Janario, 79, of Bristol

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A loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and dear friend to many, Joan Kemmy Janario, 79, of Bristol, entered into eternal rest unexpectedly Tuesday, Feb. 16, at Rhode Island Hospital.

She leaves behind her long-time husband, Joseph Janario of Bristol, sons David Kemmy (Tim) and Steven Kemmy (Diane) of Bristol, and daughter Sharon Martino (Jay) of Warren. Affectionately known as “Grammy,” she leaves seven grandchildren, Matthew White, Kristen Harper, Ashley Harper, Tara Harper, Michael Kemmy, Brandon Kemmy and Jarrod Kemmy Eshaan. She also leaves her great-grandson, whom she adored incredibly, Joseph Rodrigues.

Her marriage with Joseph Janario brought his family into her life and she embraced them all. She leaves behind son Joseph Janario Jr., daughters Diane, Donna, Kathie and Karen, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Joan was born in Fall River, Mass., on Nov. 10 as the only child to the late John and Mary Brown. She graduated from BMC Durfee High School and attended the Sawyer School. She then went on to receive her bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Bryant & Stratton Business College.

She was predeceased by late husbands, Michael Kemmy, who passed in 1972, and Enzly “Jim” Ramsay, who passed in 1985. The extended Ramsay family was also very much a part of her life, including Fred, Paul, Scott, Heather, Glenn, Bonnie, Enzly Jr. and all of their families.

She worked as a public accountant for many years in the accounting offices of Steven G. Campos and Russell J. Kellerman. She served as a cheerleading advisor for the Bristol Pop Warner football league and Bristol High School athletics. She was an active volunteer with the Bristol Little League, Bristol High athletic boosters club and the First Baptist Church, where she was fondly revered for her baked breads during the annual church harvest fair.

She was the rock for her family, hosting family gatherings for generations and every major holiday for decades. She loved cooking for her large family and passed those traits down to her granddaughters. Her loving and upbeat attitude and desire for everyone in the family to get ahead was what drove her every day.

Funeral and burial services were private.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations in her name to the First Advent Christian Church of Fall River, 70 Coral St., Fall River MA 02721, or the First Baptist Church of Bristol, 250 High St., Bristol RI 02809.

Arrangements are with the George C. Lima Funeral Home.

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