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Obituary for Janice Torchia

Janice Torchia
December 19, 1951 - November 7, 2023

Janice Rebecca Torchia, 71, widow of Patrick "Patty" Samuel Torchia, Jr., of Anderson, SC, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 7, 2023, at Prisma Health Oconee Memorial Hospital.

Born December 19, 1951, she was a daughter of the late John Vernon Fields and the late Euzelia Cooley Fields.

In addition to her parents and her husband of 48 years, she was preceded in death by her sister, Opal Cole, and her brothers-in-law, Monroe Cole & Johnny Branyon.

Janice retired from Anderson County Probate Court where she worked in administration for over 22 years. She was extremely crafty, loved doing yardwork and planting flowers. She spent many evenings talking with friends on her front porch as this was the local meeting spot for the neighborhood after their evening walks.

A loving wife, mother, sister and friend, she leaves behind her only daughter, Vanessa Torchia (Ike Ferguson), her precious furbaby, Lola, her sisters, Sybileen Branyon & Johnnie McMahan and several nieces and nephews.

The family will host a memorial service at 3:00 pm on Friday, December 15, 2023, at MJ "Dolly" Cooper Veterans Cemetery, 140 Inway Drive, Anderson, SC 29621.

Casual attire is requested and due to Janice's love of animals, the family requests memorials be made to Anderson County PAWS, 1320 Highway 29 S, Anderson, SC 29626.

The family will speak with guests following the service.

The Standard Cremation & Funeral Center is serving the Torchia family and a message of condolence may be sent by visiting