Judith A. “Judy” Pizzo – of Woburn , April 17th at 71 years of age. Cherished mother of Michelle Bogus, her husband Anthony “Jim” and Lisa J. Garrett, her husband John “Jay”. Dear sister of Paul Pizzo Jr , Jo-Anne Bogus, her husband John. Dear niece of Mary M. Fossey, and friend of the late Connie Johnson. Beloved grandmother of Mikayla, Lily, and Kassandra “Kassie” Bogus, Julie and Joshua Garrett. Also lovingly survived by dear nieces, nephews and cousins. Due to the current situation we are experiencing with the Corona Virus, arrangements are private and under the direction of the Lynch – Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. Remembrances may be made in honor of Judy to theWoburn Council of Social Concern, 3 Merrimac Street, Woburn, MA 01801
As lovingly remembered by Judy’s family;
Upon reflecting on my thoughts my mind drifted towards the movie Forest Gump and how he stated, “life is like a box of chocolates”. Well Judy sure liked chocolate, among other sweets, but I believe, in her perspective, life was like a big ice cream sundae!
Judy’s life was woven around her love of family and friends. So figuratively, Family and friends was at the core of her sundae. The scoops of sweet creamy goodness that bring happiness to so many. I never knew anyone more obsessed with ice cream than Judy. There wasn’t an ice cream establishment in the land that Judy did not know and adore. So, what’s better than some scoops, well the toppings of course. It didn’t matter what you put on top, although she preferred snow-caps and jimmies, these were the key ingredients.
In life, they were the kids that touched her heart, day in and day out. The sprinkles of love that never ran out and poured with devout dedication.
Being a Grandparent was her greatest joy, not that her relationships with her daughters were any less important or any of her family and friends for that matter. But the joy it brought to her by seeing the world through their eyes cannot compare.
Christmas was a very special time of year for her. She loved spoiling the kids, not to spoil them but bring joy to them as an expression of her love. Again, it was the magical sentiment of the season that was captured through the eyes of children and celebrating the love of family. She loved to see the hope and excitement with the kids, the holiday music, the festivities and the traditions. Being surrounded by loved ones was held so dear to her. That holiday spirit shined bright within her throughout the year.
She insisted on catering to all, with her “lavish” parties. She always made time for everyone and especially for her elder generation. She loved being with her parents, Margie and Paulie, her Aunt Mary and Uncle Bob, whom were fixtures at these gatherings or in our hearts if not.
This led to her favorite vacation spot in the scenic White Mountains with the destination of Santa’s village and Storyland. She had yearly treks treating her kids and grandkids to the wholesome spoils they offered. These locations brought out all that she loved and seeing the kids have so much fun satisfied her desires.
Seeing the pictures of her kids with Santa through the years lined her shelves and Christmas nick-knacks with family names never came down. It is a memorial that constantly reminds all to share in her Christmas spirit.
Judy was many things to many people. Friend, Mom, Mimi, Sister, Aunt, Cousin and “Chair lady” are just a few. Beyond the love she shared openly to all, was the inspiration she provided. She was a warrior in her own right.
Judy’s relationships were genuine and loving, with her grandchildren; Julie the old soul, Mikayla the thoughtful, Josh the jokester, Lily the powerful and Kassie the caring! Each personality fed her very existence and her love will continue in the hearts of everyone she touched, but especially her grandkids.
Due to the current situation we are experiencing with the Corona Virus, arrangements are private and under the direction of the Lynch – Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn.