Genevieve R. (Porcaro) Staula, 95, a lifelong resident of Stoughton, died peacefully at the Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton on Thursday, July 7, 2022 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Dominic J. Staula for 71 years. Daughter of the late Ceasar and Alice (Barbato) Porcaro, she was born and raised in Stoughton and graduated from Stoughton High School, Class of 1945. Genevieve was the owner and property manager of Jenny Staula Properties in Stoughton for over 65 years. Jenny was also the office manager and bookkeeper for Dominic's Plumbing business. She was always willing to offer advice to the customers and fixed many of their problems over the phone. It was a Mom and Pop business and customers loved them both. Jenny was welcoming to all. Her home was open to any friend, relative or neighbor. She loved to feed anyone who stopped by and she always had many visitors. She offered her fresh vegetables from the garden to everyone, gave her advice and empathy to so many! She talked to everyone and made friends so easily. She was kind and generous and loved to help people in need. She was an active volunteer at the Stoughton Senior Center and Meals on Wheels with her husband for many years and also volunteered at a local hospital. Jenny was also a Patriots and Red Sox fan. She loved watching all the sports on TV. She was also very competitive and though generous and kind, she would whoop you in cards, bowling, games and enjoyed winning outs in basketball with the grandkids. She loved to swim and dance and make Sunday dinner for the family and also invited all their friends. She was devoted to and dedicated to her family.
Genevieve is survived by her children, Judith A. Sanford and her partner Arthur Bougas of Mashpee, Joanne Brousseau and her husband Bradley of Canton, Janice Lucchesi and her husband John of Danbury, CT, Jane Buckman and her partner Allan Ellis of Stoughton and Robert Staula and his wife Roberta of Sharon. She was the mother-in-law of the late Stephen Buckman. She was the sister of Alice Proia of Mattapoisett and the late Anna Carrara. She was the sister-in-law of Joseph Staula of Sharon. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St., (Rt. 27) Stoughton on Friday, July 15 from 9-10:30 AM followed by a Funeral Mass at Immaculate Conception Church, Stoughton at 11 AM. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Genevieve's memory may be made to Old Colony Hospice, 321 Manley St., West Bridgewater, MA 02379.