Janice Linda (Schofield) Fisher, 72, of Easthampton MA, passed away at home, January 10, 2021, surrounded by her family and friends after a courageous three year battle with Multiple Myeloma. She was born on January 25, 1948 in Brattleboro, VT to Jasmine Alice (Weeks) and Ernest Henry Schofield. She is predeceased by her husband Kerry Brian Fisher of 35 years.
Janice was the sister of Sandra Morann and her husband Edward; Carole Annear and her husband Richard; Michael Schofield and his wife Tammy; and Timothy Schofield. She was predeceased by her brother David Schofield. She is also survived by her children Pamela McCarthy and her husband Brian of Richmond RI; Debra Robinson and her husband Brent of South Hadley MA; and stepson Kerry B. Fisher Jr. of Chicopee MA; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and grandchildren. She had an especially close relationship with her grandchildren Tiana Biszko (Marc); Jamilah Alves (Scott), and Kaelon Pittman.
She grew up in Hawley, but Easthampton became her home for almost forty years. Jan worked for over 30 years at ProBrush Corporation in Florence MA as a quality inspector and retired from Samson Manufacturing in 2011.
Jan was known in her earlier years for her talent for cake decorating. Throughout her life, she used her creativity by making all types of crafts for her family and friends. She dedicated many years of her life as a caregiver to her husband Kerry. Jan loved being outside watching and identifying the different birds or tending to her many flowers in her gardens. She was an avid Patriots fan who knew more about the team than most. Jan will also be remembered for her great love of animals which she dedicated much of her life caring for. In her last years, you would find her snuggling with her best buddies, her cat Toby and her dog Tom Brady.
Jan was especially appreciative of the special friendship she shared with Tammy Schofield. The fun and laughter they had brought much joy to her life and she treasured their time together.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shelburne Falls Veterinary Hospital, 3 Mohawk Trail, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370 in her memory.
The family would like to thank the Baystate Visiting Nurses and Hospice Services along with her friends and neighbors that touched Jan’s life.
A service celebrating her life will be held privately by the family at a later date.
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