Janet M. Weissman

May 1, 1942April 1, 2019

Janet M. Weissman, 76, of Fall River, passed away on Monday, April 1, 2019, surrounded by her family. She was born in Fall River, MA to the late Israel and Celia (Davidson) Lipson. She was also preceded in passing by her brothers, Richard and Barry Lipson. She graduated from BMC Durfee High School, class of 1960 and Pawtucket Memorial School of Nursing. She worked as a Truesdale Hospital Critical Care Nurse from 1966-1983 and Charlton Memorial Hospital since 1983. She was a Durfee Band-Aide and was a member of the Oncology Nursing Society. Janet was also in Hadassah and the Adas Israel Sisterhood. Janet is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Jeffrey L. Weissman; her children, Laurie Weissman of Fall River, MA, Brian Weissman of Clermont, FL, Sara-Anne Hawkins and her husband Richard of Dedham, MA, and Samantha Grajales and her husband Ignacio of Fall River, MA; her devoted grandchildren, Maya, Joshua, Ian, John, Jonah, Zoe and Megan; and her sister, Barbara Cleinman. Graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM at Hebrew Cemetery – 73 McMahon St., Fall River, MA 02721. In lieu of flowers contributions in her memory may be made to Buddy Lank Cancer Center of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Needham, MA or Southcoast VNA Hospice in Fall River, MA. Shiva will be held at her late residence on Thursday immediately following the service until 4PM & 7-9PM, Friday from 2-4PM, Sunday 2-4PM & 7-9PM and Monday 2-4PM and 7-9PM.


  • Graveside Service Thursday, April 4, 2019

Janet M. Weissman

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Mary Ferguson

April 7, 2019

My deepest condolence to Jeff and family. It was a privilege to know Janet and to work with her at Truesdale Hospital. When she and Jeff were raising their young family, she often came to work having been up for 36 hours or more. She never complained and was always in the best humor, making working hard fun. She was very special!

Howard and Barbara Gold

April 4, 2019

Janet and family will always be in our thoughts. Relationships with her, and her family, go back many years.
We would be together at many gatherings, religious and civil, with Janet and family always treating us like family.
It is difficult to express in words to the family she leaves behind and we are too far away to be there to express ourselves in person.

May this WOMAN OF VALOR be remembered and revered, always.
Barbara & Howard

Sharon Kinnane

April 3, 2019

Janet was a very special person, she was the kindest, sweetest, most loving and funny cousin anyone could be blessed with. I remember celebrating Passover with Zadie Bob and Bube Annie with the whole family at the table on Mayflower St. She made having 4 little children look so easy that I grew up wanting to have 4 of my own! I didn't see all the patience and humor she was using to keep you all so well behaved. Jeff I'm sure you had something to do with that too. I didn't see her often but when I did I always felt so close to her. She was an exceptional lady who will be truly missed, with my deepest sympathy and love to all of you.

Tracy Seablom

April 3, 2019

Deepest condolences to the whole Weissman family at this very difficult time. Sometimes in life you get the opportunity to know a person who lifts everyone else up, always puts their needs ahead of her own, and has a unique ability to bring sunshine to the darkest of situations. Auntie Jan was that person for me and my family. So happy that I got to be part of her world. She will be missed and fondly remembered by all who were lucky enough to know her. May her soul rest in the sweetest peace. Thoughts, prayers and hugs to you all.

Lupe Bowen

April 3, 2019

Sending comforting hugs, so sorry for your loss.

Beth Veltri

April 3, 2019

My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

James and Beverly Burke

April 2, 2019

To Janet’s family we send our deepest condolences