Obituary of Judith Gail O'Mahony
Judith Gail (Peryer) O’Mahony passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family and devoted caretakers, on Monday evening, April 1, 2019. She was the beloved wife of the late Thomas Patrick O’Mahony, she was 83 years old.
Judy was born, raised and educated in the small village of Canastota, New York. She was the older of two daughters born to the late Harold and Hazel Peryer. After High School Judy worked at Griffiss Air Force Base in Rome, New York. It was while working at the base that she would meet her future husband Thomas O’Mahony who worked at Griffiss after his service in the Korean War. They married in September of 1958. Three years later Tom was transferred to Hanscom AFB in Bedford. Judy and Tom were Burlington residents for 53 years.
Judy was a loving and supportive wife to her husband Tom. She raised her three children with strong family values and instilled in them the importance of having a strong catholic faith. She made sure her children knew the life skills of cooking, cleaning and sewing and she was always there for her children. She was a good listener and would offer comfort and advice. She loved a good “story” and would talk on the phone for hours. There wasn’t anything she wouldn’t do for Jeannine, Terry and Lorrie.
In addition to raising her family Judy worked at Manion’s Star Market in Burlington. She was one of the first employees at the supermarket starting out as a cashier and eventually working in the Courtesy Booth. It was the perfect job for Judy as it was right down the street from her home. She loved her job and took great pride in being able to help her customers.
Judy and Tom embraced their retirement years. They traveled extensively visiting such destinations as Italy, Ireland, Alaska, Germany, Bermuda and made frequent visits to their time-share in St. Marten. One of Judy’s favorite trips was to Yellowstone National Park. With her love of nature and animals it was the perfect vacation spot. Judy was a longtime member of St. Malachy’s church and was very involved in the parish. Both Judy and Tom were Eucharist Ministers at the Church as well as Lahey Clinic.
Judy enjoyed the role of grandmother. She was fun, adventurous and generous. She used her love of shopping to help spoil her grandchildren with gifts. Judy shared with her grandchildren humor, tenderness and compassion.
These past years, struggling with the effects of Alzheimer’s disease, were challenging for both Judy and her family. But family and her devoted caretakers were constantly by her side making sure she had the care and comfort she needed just as Judy had provided them throughout their lives. The family would like to thank Connie, Janet and Joyce for providing exceptional care for Judy.
Judy was the beloved wife of the late Thomas Patrick. Loving mother of Jeannine Robbins-Murphy & her husband Thomas Murphy of Stoneham, Terry O’Mahony of Nashua, NH and Lorrie Christo & her husband Craig of North Attleboro. Proud grandmother of Elizabeth Robbins, Derek O’Mahony, Taylor, Ryan & Sarah Christo and Tommy Murphy. Loving Sister of Maxine Smith of NY. Visiting hours will be held at the Edward V Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., BURLINGTON (Exit 34 off Rt. 128/95 Woburn side) on Thursday, April 4 from 5-8 p.m. Funeral from the Funeral Home on Friday, April 5 at 9 a.m. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Malachy’s Church, 99 Bedford St., Burlington at 10 a.m. Burial to follow in Pine Haven Cemetery, Burlington. In lieu of flowers memorials in Judy’s name may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, MA Chapter, 309 Waverly Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452.
Edward V. Sullivan
43 Winn Street
Burlington, MA 01803
Ph: (781) 272-0050