Janice Louise (Heintzelman) O’Pezio, 80, of Melbourne, FL, formerly of Mattapoisett died unexpectedly at home on Thursday, July 28, 2016.
Jan was born in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, the second daughter of the late Merritt and Thelma (Snyder) Heintzelman. She moved to Connecticut with her family at an early age, and resided there until she met, and later married Lawrence “Larry” O’Pezio, in 1956. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in June.
She is survived by her husband Larry; two sons, Michael O’Pezio and his wife Kathy of Chesapeake, VA and Thomas O’Pezio and his wife Kelley of Mattapoisett; four granddaughters, Heather O’Pezio and her partner Colin Spencer of Norfolk, VA, Danielle del Rosario and her husband Brandon of Portsmouth, VA, Elizabeth O’Pezio and her partner Ross Macedo and Caroline O’Pezio, all of Mattapoisett.
She was the sister of the late Dolores Ross and M. Carl Heintzelman.
Jan, an avid mah-jongg player, and was active in the South Guild of the Brevard Symphony Orchestra, a cause that was dear to her heart. She also had an everlasting love for dogs.
Contributions in her name may be made to the South Guild, Brevard Symphony Orchestra, PO Box 361965, Melbourne, FL 32936-1965 or PAWS New England c/o Marie Klinch, 15 Whittier Place, Haverhill, MA 01832. Private arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Road, Route 6, Mattapoisett. For directions and guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.