Judith Catherine Cunningham Thompson, 80, passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on Friday, May 8, 2020. Judy was born on November 18, 1939, to James and Helen (Rollette) Cunningham. Judy was united in marriage to Irvin Thompson on May 3, 1958, at St. Anthony’s Church in Cazenovia. They made their home in Cazenovia where Judy was an active member of St. Anthony’s Church. Judy and Irv were blessed with 7 children, Curt (Janine), Greg, Tom (Nanette), Jenny (Darrel) Meacham, Jay (Tracy), Susan, and Amanda (Troy) Anderson. Judy and Irv lived in Madison for three years before making their home on the Thompson family farm in 1962. Judy worked at the State Bank of Cazenovia for many years. She was also the Clerk for the Westford township and cooked meals for the Cazenovia/Germantown Senior meal program up until her diagnosis in November 2019.
Judy loved her family and enjoyed life to the fullest. She loved to read, quilt, garden, cook and watch baseball. She was an avid Cubs fan and enjoyed visiting different ballparks to see them play. Judy loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren and took every opportunity to do so. Judy’s love of family was evident as she hosted the Cunningham Thanksgiving for 61 years. Last year there were over 80 family members in attendance for this annual sit down dinner event. She was an amazing host and always made everyone feel welcome! Judy will be remembered for her devotion to family, generosity, kindness and for always putting the needs of others before her own.
Judy is survived by her children; her grandchildren, Zach (Casey), Whitney, Bethany, Kailey, Drew, Quinn, Ethan, Jude, Paytin, Brody, and Nolan; her great grandchildren, Evie and Emmy and one on the way; her sisters, Joan Brandt, Ellen (Jon) Browning Gaydos, Jan (Jim) Oler, Amy (Bob) Roy; her brother, Jim (Ardell) Cunningham; her sister-in-law, Alice Vlasak, her brothers-in-law, Jerry (Mary) Thompson and Phil Thompson and her many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Irv; her parents; her father and mother-in-law, Scott and Stella Thompson; her brothers-in-law, Larry Brandt, Alfred Thompson, Clarence Thompson, Bob Vlasak and Larry Perutka; and sister-in-law, Helen (Larry) Perutka.
A private family Mass will be held at a future date in St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Cazenovia. In lieu of flowers you may make a donation to the Cazenovia/Germantown Senior meal program. A special thank you to UW-Health Carbone center and Agrace Hospice for their care and compassion. Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us everyday, Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed, and very dear.
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