Obituary of Judith Claire Humphrey
Mrs. Judith Claire Humphrey, 81, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, September 3rd 2023.
Judy was born in Utica on October 18, 1941, to the late Stewart and Edna (Whitman) Wagner. She was raised and educated locally, graduating from Utica Free Academy and Utica School of Commerce. At one time Judy was married to Ronald Gregory Humphrey and from that union came the blessing of a son, Steven Gregory Humphrey. For many years, until her retirement, Judy was employed as a hair stylist with JC Penny’s Salon. Judy was an active parishioner of St. Joseph & St. Patrick Church in Utica. Judy was a gentle, loving woman who believed strongly in giving back to her community. She took joy in volunteering at Hope House and Thea Bowman house. Judy was loved by so many for her kindness and selfless nature. She spent an extraordinary amount of time helping people in need. Judy enjoyed crocheting, working in her flower garden, and spending time with family and friends. She could always be seen smiling and laughing with her son Steven, forever by her side and her beloved granddaughter Kayla.
Judy is survived by her son, Steven Humphrey and Krista Vivenzo; cherished granddaughter, Kayla Ann Humphrey. Judy will live on in the hearts of sister-in law, Phyllis Wagner and many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews, especially Kevin Wagner and wife Carol Wagner and Tamara Cullen and husband John Cullen of Worcester MA. She will be reunited with her sister Kathleen Wagner, and brothers, Stewart, William and Peter Wagner. Judy will be remembered fondly by many friends including Diane Labaro, Sandy Mahar as well as her lifelong friend, Jackie Freeman Arcuri with whom she shared a sisterly bond.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to Judith’s funeral Mass of Christian burial on Monday, September 18, 202,3 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph & St. Patrick Church in Utica. She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph Cemetery in Yorkville.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Judith Humphrey, please visit Tribute Store