North Andover, Ma — Mrs. Margaret V. (Palmer) Judge, 86, passed away on Wednesday, November 27, 2013, at the Lawrence General Hospital. She was born on August 13, 1927, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to the late Roy R. and Lillian E. (Hampston) Palmer. Margaret was educated in the A. B. Bruce Elementary School in Lawrence, and was a graduate of Lawrence High School, and later attended Lowell Teachers College in Lowell, Mass.
Margaret was an attendant of Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, Saint Augustine’s Chapel in Lawrence. She worked as an operator for the Telephone Co. in Lawrence, and as a clerk for 22 years in the Internal Revenue Service in Andover, Mass. Margaret was a member of the Charismatic Movement and was a communicant for Saint Michael's Church in North Andover and for Saint Augustine's Chapel in Lawrence. She loved to entertain family and friends, and according to her family, she was very positive and would always see the nice side of life and the good in people. She loved her family, and especially loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was named the "Cruise Director of the Family." She loved to shop and play 45's card game with friends at Sutton Hill. She would always be the caretaker to other residents at Sutton Hill, making sure everyone was well cared for, even though she was a resident herself. She was a member of the Resident Counsel at Sutton Hill.
The family would like to extend special thanks to all of the staff at Sutton Hill Nursing Home for the compassion and the care that they had shown for Margaret and her husband, Henry, for all the years that they were residents. The family would also like to thank the staff at Lawrence General Hospital for the compassion and kindness they showed the family during Margaret’s stay.
She was the wife of the late Henry B. Judge, and they were happily married for 62 years.
She is survived by her sons, Bernie B. Judge III and his wife, Donna, of North Andover, and Brian J. Judge and his wife, Celeste, of Germany; her daughter, Janet E. Bertolino and her husband, Xavier Jr., of Gloucester, Mass.; her grandchildren, Jeffrey, Joni, Jonathan, Korin, Andrea, Xavier III, and Amanda; great-grandchildren, Adrian, Alexys, Catherine, Russell, and Jackson; sister-in-law, Olive G. Nelson; and several nieces. She was preceded in death by her brother, Raymond Palmer.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to call on Wednesday, December 4, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., at Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, Saint Augustine’s Chapel in Lawrence, Mass.
Her funeral Mass will be celebrated immediately following the wake at noon in the Chapel. Her burial will take place in the Bellevue Cemetery in Lawrence.
Arrangements are under the directions of the John Breen Memorial Funeral Home, Inc., 122 Amesbury Street, Lawrence.
Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Augustine’s Chapel, 128 Ames Street, Lawrence, MA 01841, or to Saint Michaels Church, 196 Main Street, North Andover, MA 01845.