Janice L. Feffer

Janice Feffer (Levin) of Dedham, formerly of West Newton on Monday, August 6, 2018. Devoted wife of Richard J. Feffer for 70 years. Loving mother of Diane Feffer Neas & her husband Stephen and Audrey F. Feffer & her husband Timothy Peterson. Cherished grandmother of Matthew and Elena. Dear sister of the late Melvin, Harry and George Levin. Services at the Chapel at Sharon Memorial Park, 40 Dedham Street, Sharon on Wednesday, August 8 at 2:00pm. Memorial observance at the Synagogue at NewBridge on the Charles following the burial from 4:00-8:00pm. For 25 years, she was associated with The Frances Stern Nutrition Center at Tufts Medical Center. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Frances Stern Nutrition Center, 260 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116 or the charity of your choice.


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Janice L. Feffer

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Johanna Dwyer

August 8, 2018

Dear Feffer Family:
Janice and Richard are very dear to my heart and certainly to everyone who ever passed through Frances Stern Nutrition Center for the years Janice worked there and for many many years thereafter. Janice was an absolutely superb dietitian especially for gastrointestinal problems and invented some unusual treatments, such as the use of raw pineapple juice which contained the enzyme papain to break up a bezoar in the throat of Mary Samra, a long term employee of the Boston Dispensary who was suffering from that condition. Janice was also the best person in the universe to talk about the history of the Frances Stern Nutrition Center and Frances Stern herself (whom she had trained with). Janice and Richard (who would always come by to our parties and sometimes to work from his office across the throughway) were wonderful presences in the lives of every staffer and student at FSNC. For many students and staff, they also benefited directly from the Feffer's generosity at the end of many years when they gave us a gift with the instructions to spend immediately which we did on student crises and other necessities that otherwise would have gone without fulfillment. For myself, Janice and Eleanor Dawber welcomed me when I first became the director and taught me the ropes, which I really needed to learn. They were so kind and so much fun. Janice's life is an example to us all. She was such a wonderful human being and so caring of all of us. My sympathy to Richard, Diane, and all the family. We were so lucky to have Janice with us and so sad at her departure. Johanna Dwyer