Janice C. Soares
State of RI secretary
Janice C. (Coutcher) Soares, 73, of Cape Coral, Fla., formerly of Warwick, passed away January 2, 2012. She was the wife of the late Thomas E. Soares.
Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Clifford J. Coutcher and Dorothy V. (Gleavey) Mayberry. Janice was a secretary for the State of Rhode Island at the University of Rhode Island until her retirement. While in Rhode Island, she was a member of the Red Hat Society, and she and her husband were active in Little League.
She was the beloved mother of Thomas E. Soares Jr. of Providence and the late Leslie Beagan; caring sister of Clifford J. “Butch” Coutcher Jr. of Boca Raton, Fla., Christopher Mayberry of Providence, Dorothy “Binky” Branca of South Kingstown, Stacey Maynard of Coventry and Katherine Mayberry of Warwick; loving grandmother of Robert Beagan Jr. and Brian Beagan; great-grandmother of two; and cherished aunt of many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to visitation Jan. 21 from 9-11 a.m., followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. in Urquhart-Murphy Funeral Home, 800 Greenwich Ave., Warwick. Burial will follow in Quidnessett Memorial Cemetery, North Kingstown.
In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory to the R.I. Community Food Bank, 200 Niantic Ave., Providence, RI 02907 would be appreciated. For information and guest book visit www.murphyfuneralhomes.org.