In a somber announcement, we report the passing of Terri Ann Fica, aged 47, who resided on Providence Pike in Smithfield. She departed on Monday, September 24, 2007, while under the care of Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket. Her origins trace back to Butler, Pennsylvania, where she was born to Dolores (Lefebvre) Fica and the late Anthony P. Fica.
Terri Ann Fica, a long-time resident of Woonsocket, embarked on her educational journey, culminating in 2005 when she reached the prestigious rank of ‘first class.’ Her academic pursuits led her to the University of Maine at Presque Isle, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in outdoor recreation. Additionally, she acquired a teaching certificate in elementary education from Roger Williams University, where she currently pursues a master’s degree in the same field.
Fica, a dedicated educator, lent her expertise to the Woonsocket School District, teaching third grade at Universal Park School. Her students and colleagues held her in high regard, and her absence will be deeply felt. In addition to her role in education, she dedicated years of service to Eastern Mountain Sports, where she became known for her leadership in outdoor education seminars.
Terri’s zest for adventure extended to the great outdoors, where she found solace in activities such as camping, kayaking, and hiking. Her adventurous spirit led her to explore significant portions of the Appalachian Trail. In the community, she was an active volunteer, contributing her time as a coach for the area’s Boy Scouts and Woonsocket softball teams. Her involvement extended to the Globe Park PTA, and she was also a dedicated member of Big Sisters of America. Her leisure pursuits included golf and the companionship of her two pets, Talkeetna and Maka.
Terri Ann Fica is survived by her mother, Dolores, and a sister, Christine Bellisler, along with her husband, Normand, residing in Spring Hill, Florida. Two brothers, Thomas Fica and his wife Ann Marie of Smithfield, and Anthony Fica II with his wife Janet of Norfolk, Virginia, also mourn her loss. She held a special place in the hearts of her nieces and nephews, including Bethany Leduc, Aimee Kenyon, Gary, Melissa, Emily, Robert Ficca, and Jacob Ficca.
Funeral arrangements are scheduled for 9 a.m. on Saturday, September 29, 2007, at Holt Funeral Home, located at 510 South Main Street. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Martyrs Church, situated at 1409 Park Ave. Terri’s final resting place will be St. Charles Cemetery in Blackstone, Massachusetts. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects during the office hours on Friday, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
This comprehensive update offers a fitting tribute to the life of Terri Ann Fica, an educator and outdoors enthusiast, whose legacy will be remembered by those she touched throughout her remarkable journey.