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“Condolences and Prayers for the family.Bentley FamilyRocky Hill '79 ”
1 of 39 | Posted by: Daniel Bentley - McKinney, TX

“To the Janikies Family:I am so sorry to read of the passing of your family patriarch. May he Rest In Peace. ”
2 of 39 | Posted by: Lori Denham - North Attleboro, MA

“Dear Marge and family, sending my deepest condolences to you. Marge as you know, I remember way back to going on an adventure with you and Nick that...Read More »
3 of 39 | Posted by: Gayle Kairnes - Warwick, RI

“Mrs.Janikies, I was saddened to learn of Nick's passing! Over the last 45+ years,I had many,many pleasant encounters with Nick at the...Read More »
4 of 39 | Posted by: Joe Zito

“Dear Melissa and Cyndi,My deepest condolences to you and your family at this time. In time may your memories comfort you and turn your sorrow into...Read More »
5 of 39 | Posted by: Kara J. Bell

“To the Janikies Family--I would like to extend my sincere condolences to all of you for your loss. I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Janikies one...Read More »
6 of 39 | Posted by: Alton (Bill) Wiley, Jr. - RI

“To all in the Janikes Family.Lucy and I send our deepest sympathies for your loss. During the three years that I served on the QCC board I got to...Read More »
7 of 39 | Posted by: Robert Mantia - Ft Myers, FL

“Melissa, Joe and I are so very sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this time and always. We are not able...Read More »
8 of 39 | Posted by: Joe & Lori McFadden - Cranston, RI

“Hi Marge,Nick and I sheared a lot of stories over 39 years of cutting his hair ,there was a lot of laughing for sure when he came in ,I will surly...Read More »
9 of 39 | Posted by: Maurice Laplante - West Warwick, RI

“The epitome of a gentleman and business man. Long admired and respected for your work ethics, morals, and personality.Thank you for your friendship...Read More »
10 of 39 | Posted by: Frank Zincone - Cranston, RI

“Dear Janikie FamilyOur deepest condolences.Our hearts go out to Margret his loving wife,& his beautiful children & grand children.This...Read More »
11 of 39 | Posted by: Kimberly Esposito

“Mrs. Janikies and Family:Nancy and I offer our most sincere condolences on Nick's passing.I had the pleasure, honor and privilege to work with Nick...Read More »
12 of 39 | Posted by: Michael and Nancy Voccola and Family - RI

“Sorry for your loss . He sounds like he was a remarkable man. Sincerely , Dave and Pat Ruberto ”
13 of 39 | Posted by: Dave Ruberto - Charlestown, RI

“MelissaI am so very sorry for your families loss of your dad. My deepest condolences to all of you. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. ”
14 of 39 | Posted by: Brenda (Pouliot) Plasse - RI

“Dear Margaret,Melissa, Cynthia, William and Jonathan:Josey and I just learned of the passing of your husband and father Nickolas.We wish to express...Read More »
15 of 39 | Posted by: Dr. and Mrs. Stephen D'Amato

“Dear Janikies Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Mr J was a special guy. Praying for you all. Dana Laflash"Jan Co. 2003 to 2007" ”
16 of 39 | Posted by: Dana Almeida-Laflash

“Mr J was passionate about his business and for his people.<br />He will be sorely missed.<br />My sincere condolences to all his family. ”
17 of 39 | Posted by: David Chin - Lakleand, FL

“My heartfelt condolences to the Janikies Family - . Think not of an end of an era, but the beginning of innumerable, memories earned thru Mr....Read More »
18 of 39 | Posted by: B. Curt Kingsbury - West Wareham, MA

“My sympathy and prayers to the wonderful family Nick raised with Marge...better than his business sense, was a true sense of family. Cherish your...Read More »
19 of 39 | Posted by: A friend

“Melissa and family,I am so sorry to hear this sad news. I have wonderful memories of your dad from when I played softball with Melissa. I always...Read More »
20 of 39 | Posted by: Susan Phillips Kurt - RI


21 of 39 | Posted by: IRENE & ULISSE COLETTA - FL

“My condolences ”
22 of 39 | Posted by: Joe Iaciofano - North Providence, RI

“To the janikies family sorry for your loss with all my sympathy. I will always remember mr.j as a kind and loving man. God bless all of you ”
23 of 39 | Posted by: DAVID Ursillo - No prov, RI

“Our deepest sympathies. Bob & Sue Mollicone ”
24 of 39 | Posted by: robert mollicone - lakewood ranch, FL

“My deepest condolences to the entire family. May pleasant thoughts of wonderful times bring you solace. Peace. ”
25 of 39 | Posted by: A friend


26 of 39 | Posted by: elaine cafaro - providence, RI

“Our thoughts, prayers, and deepest sympathies are with the entire Janikies family. Sending hope of peaceful grieving and continued wonderful memories...Read More »
27 of 39 | Posted by: A friend

“Thoughts and Prays Maggie and the family. Deanna M (thurs womens group) ”
28 of 39 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Janikies Family:Your friends at Maines Paper & Food Service sincerely hope that your sorry wanes and your wonderful memories continue. ...Read More »
29 of 39 | Posted by: A friend

“I am so sorry for your loss. I hope that Nick's path to the Beyond is straight and short.Dennis CallaghanElectrical Wholesalers, Inc. ”
30 of 39 | Posted by: Dennis Callaghan - West Warwick, RI

“To the Janikies family, I am so sorry for your loss. I loved working for Mr. J. Even though he was all business he had a great sense of humor....Read More »
31 of 39 | Posted by: Cherie - Chepachet, RI

“My sincere sympathy to Mrs. Janikies and the entire Janikies family. I am sorry for your loss and my thoughts and prayers are with you all.Sincerely...Read More »
32 of 39 | Posted by: Charlie Cunha - Cranston, RI

“Mr janikies was a very sweet man I would always see him at the janco events I have been employed by this company for 15 years and counting .....Read More »
33 of 39 | Posted by: MarthaAnn Hofmann - Middletown, CT

“To the entire Janikies Family. My sincere condolences of the passing of Mr. J. He was truly an upstanding man, entrepreneur, husband, father, and...Read More »
34 of 39 | Posted by: Susan McNulty - Warwick, RI

“Our heartfelt condolences to the entire family.Nick was one of kind, a very dear friend.May he rest in peace, and may fond memories bring strength in...Read More »
35 of 39 | Posted by: Robert & Josephine Mansour - RI

“One of the greatest bosses I have ever had in my life....A true mentor and inspiration. He will be sadly missed. I'm sure He and Mr Roch will be...Read More »
36 of 39 | Posted by: Donna Marie Simpson(formerly Mirto) - TN

“To the Janikies family, My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. I could not be sorrier for yous loss and hope you can find...Read More »
37 of 39 | Posted by: MIKE GRASS - WARWICK, RI

“Merge, please accept our sincerest condolences to you and your family. Nick will be missedMario and Sandra Fraioli ”
38 of 39 | Posted by: A friend

“Nick was a friend, mentor and someone who I admired. He developed a great company with high standards and one just has to look at his children to...Read More »
39 of 39 | Posted by: Stan Paulauskas - Beacon Falls, CT


JANIKIES, NICHOLAS WILLIAM 84, of Jamestown passed away May 15, 2017 at home peacefully surrounded by his family. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late William and Amelia (Larelis) Janikies. Nick was the beloved husband of Margaret (Giroux) Janikies for 57 years. Nick graduated from Hope High School and enlisted in the Air Force. After an honorable discharge, he attended Bryant College where he received a Bachelors Degree (1957) and an Honorary Doctorate Degree (1985). Nick was an entrepreneur and the founder of the Jan Companies. On April 30, 1969 he opened his first Burger King restaurant in Cranston, Rhode Island. He expanded this into an empire encompassing over 100 restaurants and Country Clubs. These well known names include Burger King, Quidnessett Country Club and Newport Creamery. Nick's love for business defined his entrepreneurial spirit. Nick was also the beloved father of Melissa Janikies, Cynthia (Janikies) Simonson and her husband Timothy, William Janikies and his wife Sharon and Jonathan Janikies. He also leaves behind two granddaughters; Julia and Kelsey, three grandsons; Nicholas, Andrew, and Will. Nick was the brother of the late Peter William Janikies. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service Friday, May 19th at 9 am at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, 175 Oaklawn Ave. Cranston, RI. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Cedar Cemetery Jamestown, RI. Visiting hours Thursday 3-8pm at "WOODLAWN" Funeral Home, 600 Pontiac Ave., Cranston, RI. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Make-A-Wish-Foundation @ massri.wish.org will be appreciated. For information and condolences, please visit www.WoodlawnGattone.com

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