Gadon, Janice J.

Janice J. (Brosofsky) Gadon, 90, of Cranston, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 26, 2022 surrounded by her loving family.

Born & raised in Providence, RI, Janice was the daughter of the late Harry and Dora (Fineman) Brosofsky and the stepdaughter of the late Bessie (Spigel) Brosofsky. After graduating from Hope High School in 1950, she attended the University of Rhode Island earning a bachelor’s degree in English in 1972.

Janice met her future husband & soulmate Harold Gadon in 1953. Both had lost their parents early in their childhood cultivating a true love that lasted over 69 years.

Janice worked various jobs through her career including at the Katharine Gibbs School as a successful Career Placement Counselor. After retirement, she became a professional resume writer . She also had a passion volunteering for many Organizations, League of Woman Voters, Opportunities for Women, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Cranston Public Library and Mentored young students in the Cranston and Providence School Departments.

An avid reader & writer, Janice enjoyed her monthly book club meetings & card game nights that she hosted and attended. She also enjoyed yoga, tennis, and cross-country skiing. Janice was the ultimate host & cook, hosting multiple Thanksgivings, holiday parties & social gatherings.

Janice was active member of the Cranston Jewish community as a member of Temple Sinai for over fifty years.

Jan, as her close friends called her, enjoyed many vacations with her family in the mountains of Vermont and on the beaches of Cape Cod. Her and Harold’s goal was simple: to bring family together, something they both felt was one of the most important parts of their life. What Janice lacked in size; she made up for in heart. She fiercely loved her family as the true matriarch of the Gadon family.

Janice was a devoted mother & is survived by her three children: Charles Gadon and his wife Joanne of Old SayBrook, CT; Jane Breslau and her husband Howard of Needham, MA; and Brenda Lewis, and her husband Michael of East Greenwich. She was the loving grandmother of Jake, Robert, & Alice Gadon; Mitchell & Max Breslau and step-grandmother to Gianna and Nick Cusano.

Dear sister to Alan Brosofsky and the late Rebecca Brosofsky and Joseph Brosofsky and loving aunt to many nieces and nephews.

Janice will be dearly missed, but her family & friends are grateful for the memories we had made with her. We will always feel her gentle touch & love in our hearts for decades to come.

To view the pre-recorded service please click here.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, December  29, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at Temple Sinai, 30 Hagan Ave, Cranston RI. Interment at Lincoln Park Cemetery, 1469 Post Road, Warwick, immediately following interment, all are invited to          Celebrate her life at the home of her daughter, Brenda Lewis, 5 Rosewood Court, East Greenwich, RI. Shiva will be observed at the same location on Thursday from 5-8pm, and Friday from 1-4 pm. Memorial contributions in her honor may be made to Hope Alzheimer’s Center 25 Brayton Ave Cranston, RI 02920, Tamarisk Assisted Living 3 Shalom Dr Warwick, RI 02886, or a charity of your choosing.


  1. Richard D Weinberg
    Dec 27, 2022

    Jan will be sorely missed. When I was young she was always part of my life while growing up. I remember her as a warm loving person, always willing to help my family. We enjoyed many cookouts together and had a lot of fun on ski trips and water activities between Cape Cod and Bonnet Shores as our families took many excursions together. Always a person who took personal interest in my well-being, even though she had three children of her own.

    Jan will always be remembered for her kindness and warm heart.

    Lots of Love, Richard and Marcy Weinberg

  2. Paul Pepper
    Jan 3, 2023

    I will always remember my Aunt’s warm caring smile!! Always making me feel WELCOME!! Im HAPPY, for the Long Wonderful life my Aunt had!! Bless Uncle Harold & th Family!! Love to All!!

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