Marie Judd, 92, of Lenox passed away May 5.
She was born in Staten Island, New York, and graduated from Curtis High School and Notre Dame College, where she was the president of her senior class and graduated with honors.
She married the love of her life, Richard (Dick) Judd, in 1947. After raising their family in Staten Island, they purchased the Village Inn in Lenox in 1970 and became successful innkeepers, entertaining guests until its sale in 1984. Subsequently, they wintered in Naples, Florida, and summered in Lenox.
After Dick’s passing in 1989, Marie moved to Morgan Manor and maintained her residence in Naples. Marie was active in P.E.O., College Book Group and the Lenox Chamber of Commerce, and spent significant time with her children and grandchildren. She was one of four children.
She is survived by her children David Judd and wife Deb of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Amy Judd of Lenox, Candace Collins and husband Jim of Marlborough, and Lisa Judd and husband Al Perkins of Newburyport; and her grandchildren David Collins of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Mathew Collins and partner Julianna Oliviera of San Diego, California; and many treasured nieces and nephews.
Marie spent the last several years at Kindred Laurel Lake (now the Landing) where she was lovingly cared for by the staff there including Jennifer (director of nursing), Luci, Fadelia, Leroy, Heidi, Lorena, Cherie, Susan, Claire, Sandy, Darlene, Vanessa and many others. Her last days were spent with the added care of Rebecca from Hospice of Western Massachusetts.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 2, at 11 a.m. at St. Ann’s Church in Lenox followed by a reception at the Parish Center. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Hospice of Western Massachusetts in care of the Roche Funeral Home, 120 Main St., Lenox, MA 01240. To share memories and stories, visit rochefuneralhome.com.