Judith E. LoPorto, an Abington resident for 50 years, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday July 31. She was the beloved wife of the late Thomas LoPorto and will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Nicole, son Robert, step-son Shawn, daughter-in-law Lindsay, son-in-law Brendan Nicolan, grandchildren Alex, Ava, Tyler and Kylie, brother Jack Phillips, sisters Winnie Phillips, Betty Gimer and Patricia Davis, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Paul and Lee, and many cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Born in Boston on October 23, 1942, the youngest of 10, Judy grew up in Roxbury and Dorchester, becoming an avid member of the parish of St. Kevin’s. After graduating from her parish school, she attended college at a convent in Nova Scotia, Canada. From her high school years to the present, she loved marching with her various groups: St. Kevin’s during her youth, and then the Light Brigade Drum Corps and the Boston Crusaders Drum Corps in her later life. She participated in every way she knew how and, at various times, was the Dum Major, a color guard member, and most recently, the American flag bearer in the Honor Guard.
Retired at the time of her passing, Judy previously served the town of Holbrook for 36 years as a public school teacher. Known for her kindness, generosity, dedication, compassion and perseverance, Judy was a woman you could rely on for anything, and she spread love and cheer to numerous friends, neighbors, parishioners, and family members every single day of her long, and vibrant life.
Another passion of Judy’s included her strong, Catholic faith. An extremely spiritual person, Judy dedicated much of her time to St. Bridget’s Church of Abington, and Holy Ghost of Whitman, as a Eucharistic Minister, while also helping as many people as she could with anything they needed. She additionally spent time volunteering for the Abington Senior Center.
Many people describe Judy as “the best of the best,” and she certainly strived to be the best mom, nana, sister, aunt, family member, friend, and neighbor. She never wanted any recognition, nor needed anything in return for her constant charity, love, and support of everyone she knew.
To know Judy, was truly to love her, and with profound sadness in our hearts, we will be saying our final goodbyes to her at services this week as following:
Visitation will be held at the Quealy & Son Funeral Home, 116 Adams Street, Abington on Thursday August 5 from 2-4pm & 6-8pm. Funeral Mass Friday August 6 in St. Bridget Church, 455 Plymouth Street, Abington at 9am. Interment Mount Vernon Cemetery, Abington. Reception lunch following at Emerald Hall, 30 Central Street, Abington at 10:30am. In Lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Vincent De Paul Society, 425 Plymouth Street, Abington, MA 02351.
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