Janet C. Arruda

June 25, 1941April 7, 2021

Janet C. (Giroux) Arruda of Somerset, wife of Ronald Arruda to whom she shared 59 years of marriage, died on Wednesday, April 7, 2021.

Daughter of the late Leopold J. Giroux and Irene B. (Lincourt) Giroux. Graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School. Worked for New England Poultry as a cashier for 4 years. Was a secretary at Simplex Time Recorder Co. for 15 years. She had taken an accounting course at BCC after her first two grandchildren were born and became a self-employed bookkeeper for 20 years.

Born in Providence, RI, resided there for 10 years. Resided in Fall River for 23 years, and then Resided in Somerset. She was a communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Swansea.

Enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Also enjoyed spending time with good friends, sewing, reading and shopping were her favorite hobbies.

Besides her husband, she is survived by her son Ronald Arruda, Jr. and his husband Greg of Taunton, daughters Kristine Arruda of Seekonk and Laurie A. Ferreira and her husband Steven of Swansea, Her loving grandchildren Jessica and her husband Christopher, Christopher and his wife Krystin, Meghan and her husband Michael, Lyndsey, Rachel, Steven and adorable great grandchildren Evelyn, Jaelin, Keira, Maddox, Raegan, Ava and Adeline. She is also survived by her brothers Paul Giroux and wife Susan of Florida, Raymond Giroux and wife Gail of Vermont and sister Anita Nicklas of Florida and Harwich, MA and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to Her Funeral Mass on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 in Saint Francis of Assisi Church, 530 Gardners Neck Rd., Swansea. Burial will follow in Nathan Slade cemetery. Visiting hours will be held Monday from 4:00 to 7:00 PM in the Waring-Sullivan Home at Birchcrest, 189 Gardners Neck Road, Swansea.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or the American Heart Association, 300 5th Avenue, Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02451.


  • American Cancer Society
  • American Heart Association


  • Visiting Hours

    Monday, April 12, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Tuesday, April 13, 2021

  • Burial

    Tuesday, April 13, 2021


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Michelle Giroux-Parke

April 11, 2021

My deepest sympathies to My Dad, stepmother, Aunts, Uncles and cousins on this major loss. Auntie Janet was amazing and I will never forget her voice. One in a million, strong woman. Love to you all.

Denise Rodrigues (Arruda)

April 11, 2021

Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs to all of you. I am so sorry for your loss.

Catherine Hatch

April 10, 2021

Dear Janet. I remember fondly of the days we spent together with Anita and you. Many smiles and laughter we had while you and Ronnie were visiting Florida. Rest In Peace You were so loved by so many

Paul Vallee

April 9, 2021

I was always welcomed into her home. Chinese on Christmas Eve, food and family... She was an elegant, old style LADY in the purest meaning of the word. Our condolences to the family. Remember her life as your example of how to be family. Family first, all the other stuff is not important.Our thoughts are with you all..

Ann Farrelly

April 8, 2021

She was a wonderful woman. She was so devoted to her family in every way. She was a fun and caring Grandma. I am so glad Adeline had a chance to meet her great Grandma. What a legacy she leaves. So very sorry.

Becky Medeiros

April 7, 2021

Laurie, Our thoughts are with you and your family. Your mom was a very fortunate woman to have a daughter so caring and loving. She is at peace now. Celebrate her life.
All our love
Becky &Paul

Alyssa Kratochvil

April 7, 2021

Laurie, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May your mom rest peacefully and may your lifetime of memories comfort you in these difficult times.
With love,

Jean DellaValle

April 7, 2021

A truly beautiful soul. Loved and cherished by her family and touched the lives of all that had the pleasure to know her. Resting now in God's eternal love and light.
So very sorry for your loss. I am so happy to have known her.