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Janice Prior

March 6, 1953 ~ February 7, 2024 (age 70) 70 Years Old


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Janice (Briggs) Prior, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and sister, passed away on February 7, 2024, in Manteca. She was born on March 6, 1953, in Adrian, Michigan, Janice was a resident of Manteca for eight years, having previously called San Jose home. She was married to her devoted husband, Jim, for 51 years, and together they raised three wonderful sons, Kevin Prior and daughter in law Erin, Brian Prior and daughter in law Erica and the late Mark Prior.  

Janice's love was evident through her six cherished grandchildren, Alyxandria, Dominic, Jake, Jillian, Jordyn, and Jaxon. She is also survived by one sister, Joni Meyers. Janice dedicated over two decades to the nonprofit industry, serving as an admired administrative professional at the YMCA. Her passion for helping others and her warm, welcoming nature endeared her to many.

Janice took delight in life's simple pleasures, such as reading, camping, and exploring new destinations. She treasured moments surrounded by her family, particularly enjoying the company of her grandchildren and bonding over sports, especially hockey, with her sons. Her bubbly and warm personality, along with her deep love for her family and friends, endeared her to everyone she met. Janice's generous spirit, compassionate nature, and sociable demeanor naturally led her to form many lasting friendships.

Janice will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. Her memory will live on in the hearts of her family, friends, and the countless lives she touched throughout her lifetime.

In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to the American Cancer Society.


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February 26, 2024

1:00 PM
P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home
290 N. Union Road
Manteca, CA 95337

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