Judith B. Lea, (nee Kappel), of Medford, New Jersey, passed away on Thursday, November 19, 2020. She was aged 78 years.
Born in Paterson, Judy graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Education from Seton Hall and for seven years, worked as a teacher in both New Jersey and Ohio. Judy was blessed with a daughter, Jennifer, who she devoted her life to raising to adulthood. Her bond with Jennifer was remarkably strong and the two were each other's best friend. In her later years, Judy worked at Talbots in the Cherry Hill Mall and Prmenade in Marlton.
Judy will be fondly remembered as a loving and caring woman who was strong in her convictions. Her passions included; shopping trips with Jennifer; countless New York trips and dinners with Jennifer, Anthony and her dear friend Theresa Margiotta at the Engleside in Long Beach Island; relaxing by the pool in the summer; Broadway Shows with Jennifer where she would often enjoy a meal at Joe Allen Restaurant and had a standing reservation at table 7and her fair share of Cyndi Lauper concerts to appease her daughter.
Most of all, Judy enjoyed her Friday nights spent with family and friends at the corner of the bar at Medford Lakes Country Club creating memories that will be cherished for a lifetime.
Judy is the beloved mother of Jennifer (nee Lea) and her husband Dr. Anthony Dent; loving sister of Raymond Kappel and his wife, Beverly; cousins and friends who will dearly miss this special woman also survive Judy.Lastly, Judy enjoyed a special fondness and love for her furbabies; Valeen, who crossed the Rainbow Bridge in February and, of course, Baby C.C.
Judy's family will celebrate her life with a private ceremony. In lieu of flowers, Judy's family kindly requests memorial contributions to the Animal Welfare Association of NJ by visiting their site at awanj.org. Please share a memory or short story with Judy's family on our tribute wall. Arrangements under the direction of the McGUINNESS FUNERAL HOME, Woodbury & Washington Twp.
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