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Janice Zieba Ramsdell, 83

February 14, 2024

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. —  Janice Ann (Bohl) Zieba Ramsdell, 83 of North Adams, MA died Wednesday February 14, 2024 at her home.

She was born in North Adams, MA on March 2, 1940, a daughter of William F. and Gertrude R. (Therrien) Bohl. She graduated from Drury High School in 1958, and later continued her education and graduated from the LPN program at McCann Technical High School in 1969.

Janice worked as a nurse and personal care attendant for disabled children for over 20 years. She was a communicant of St. Patrick & Raphael Church. Janice enjoyed cooking, playing Bingo and taking trips to the casino. She was a lover of all animals and took in every stray that was lucky enough to show up at her door. Even the squirrels and birds were treated to daily peanut butter sandwiches.

Janice was the matriarch of the family and loved her family fiercely. She was kind, compassionate and generous to everyone she met. Janice spent her retirement years helping others, delivering food to homebound family members, and her favorite hobby was spending time with her beloved dog, Heidi.

Her first husband was Frederick W. Zieba who died on December 25, 1991. Survivors include her husband, Richard R. Ramsdell whom she married on January 13, 2007 and three daughters, Cheryl (Gordon) LaDouceur of Williamstown; Katherine Flanagan Quirk of North Adams and Jane Farnham of North Adams and two stepchildren, Kevin Ramsdell of CT and Juraye (Gary) Pierson of South Hadley. She also leaves four grandchildren, Christopher (Tara) LaDouceur; Ashley (Travis) Hakkinen; Matt (Shelly) Trabold Flanagan and Jared (Alicia) Sprague; four great grandchildren, Anthony LaDouceur, Madison Molleur, Emma Trabold and Grayson Sprague; several step grandchildren and great grandchildren; three sisters, Andrea DeMarsico of Jacksonville, FL; Lorraine Wood of Peoria, AZ and Cheryl Bush of North Adams and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son-in-law, Richard Farnham and stepson, Kenneth Ramsdell.

FUNERAL NOTICE: The funeral for Janice Ramsdell will be Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at 11:00 AM at FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS WEST CHAPELS, 521 West Main St. North Adams, MA. Burial will follow in Southview cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home are Tuesday morning from 9-11 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Berkshire Humane Society or No Paws Left Behind in care of the funeral home. The family would like to thank Hospice, especially Julie Lamphere for her unwavering devotion and care. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit

Recollections & Sympathy For the Family
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My condolences to entire LaFrance family on their huge loss
from: David Krutiakon: 02-21-2024

I'm so very sorry for your loss! Janice was a kind, spunky, thoughtful woman. And I was grateful to have known her. She will be missed by many. Love, hugs and prayers to you all. ???
from: Roberta Curranon: 02-19-2024

So sorry for your loss, Bohl family.
from: Paulette Weinon: 02-18-2024

Cheryl, Kathy, Jane, and all of her family, I am so sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful woman.
from: Diana T Tafton: 02-18-2024

Thinking of all of you. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. at this difficult time, she will always be in your heart. Love you.
from: Kristin M. Gilmanon: 02-17-2024

Jane,Cheryl,Kathy, I am sorry for the loss of your mom.You are all in my thoughts & prayers.
from: Mary Maselli Barryon: 02-16-2024

Remembering Janice will always bring a smile to my heart as the lovely and unique person she was, in so many ways. Her love of family was foremost and her spirited sense of fashion and adventure commendable. Always the hard working and giving soul, her energy was hard to equal. Rest in the peace of God's loving arms, Janice. The path you paved is endless.
from: Alice Vignaon: 02-16-2024

Dear Dick, Cheryl, Jane and Juraye, I was saddened to read this today. Offering my sincere sympathy to you and your families.
from: Karen Lefaveon: 02-16-2024

So sorry to hear of your loss. She was a very special lady.
from: Rebeccaon: 02-16-2024

Cheryl I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom she was a very nice woman my thoughts and prayers are with you and the family may she rest in peace
from: Sue perrason: 02-16-2024

To The Families, You have my deepest sympathy. Janice was one of a kind. We had some goodtime
from: Rachel Smithon: 02-16-2024

Jane and Cheryl I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Your whole family is in my thoughts.
from: Kim Clarkon: 02-16-2024 is owned and operated by: Boxcar Media 102 Main Sreet, North Adams, MA 01247 -- T. 413-663-3384
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