Daughter, mother, sister, aunt, grandma, friend. There are a lot of words to describe Judy, the best of which is beloved. The words below, from Rosemary, describe Judy from her perspective. Please share your comments and recollections after reading.
My sister Judy, or Sushka, as I liked to call her, was quite an interesting person. Over the years she was involved with several hobbies and I have listed them below with a brief description.
Raising her boys - Chris and Joey were her number one priority and she dedicated her life to them in many different ways.
Housewife - Judy had the cleanest house I've ever been in. You could actually eat off of her floors. She was a true "housewife", making sure dinner was on the table at a certain time and everything was in it's proper place. The boys even had to clean their rooms to her satisfaction or they were sure to hear about it. She taught me many things about housekeeping, but the one I remember the most is the proper way to fold a fitted sheet. She had fun with that one!
Gardening - Judy had the most beautiful garden. She was always trying to help me find my green thumb which I always told her I never had. She would take me out in her backyard and show me every plant and flower and tell me what they were. She would give me pieces of the plants to take home and put in my garden, and I still have a few but most of them I killed.
T.V. - since Judy became disabled, she spent most of her time watching TV. Her favorite shows were NCIS, CSI and Law & Order. She also was an avid soap opera fan and liked to discuss them with Grace and Nancy on a daily basis.
Judy loved her grandchildren and was disappointed that she couldn't help them more. Although she didn't have much in the way of material things, she would give them her last dollar if they needed it.
Judy was greatly loved by her family and will be missed every day. Please enjoy the photos below and leave your stories or comments for the family.