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Online Obituary for Judith Ann "Judy" Griffith

Name: Judith Ann "Judy" Griffith
Date of Birth: Sep 04, 1945
Date Deceased: Sep 06, 2019
Hometown: Hornell
State N.Y.
Age: 74 Years
Service Date: Sep 14, 2019
Service Time: 1 p.m.
Services Location: Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc.
Judith Ann

Obituary

Judith Ann “Judy” Griffith

HORNELL-Judith Ann “Judy” Griffith, 74, of Scott Street, passed away, after a short illness, at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester on Friday morning (Sept. 6, 2019) one day before her 51st wedding anniversary.

Born in North Hornell on Sept. 4, 1945, she was the daughter of the late Warren and Alice (Ferrin) Stephens. Besides her parents, she was also predeceased by her brother, Larry Stephens.

A former resident of Angelica, Judy was a graduate of Angelica Central School, class of 1963 and a graduate of the former St. James Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in Hornell, where she received her Registered Nurse certification.

Judy has resided in Hornell since 1963 and was employed for 42 years as an RN at St. James Mercy Hospital; she worked for 20 years in the Intensive Care Unit and was also involved with diabetes education and as a Lifeline coordinator, she retired in 2008.

For many years she was affiliated with the American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association. Judy also served as a CPR instructor and as a volunteer for Faith In Action.

Judy loved fishing, her pets, baking apple pie, making potato salad, woodworking, Thanksgiving gatherings, Christmas with her family, writing down recipes, lunches with her former co-workers, traveling with her family, and being a nurse who cared for the elderly. She was never scared of hard work, whether it was chopping wood all winter for her parents’ furnace, or helping her son build a house while in her 60s.

Her loving family includes her husband of 51 years, Gerald K. “Jerry” Griffith who she married in Angelica on Sept. 7, 1968; two sons, Eric (Lindsay) Griffith of Ithaca and Paul (Jennifer) Griffith of Hornell; six grandchildren, John, Joshua, Kai, Kieren, Kendall and Paxton; one brother, Rod (Mary) Stephens of Canisteo; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc. in Hornell is honored to serve the family of Judith Ann “Judy” Griffith.

Calling hours are 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 14, 2019) at the Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc., 285 Main St., Hornell, where a Time of Remembrance will follow at 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute in her memory to either Faith In Action, P.O. Box 117, Hornell or to the Hornell Area Humane Society, 7649 Industrial Park Road, Hornell, N.Y. 14843. Envelopes for memorial contributions will be available at the funeral home.

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