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Mrs. Judith  "Judi" (Jellison) Connors O'Donnell

Mrs. Judith "Judi" (Jellison) Connors O'Donnell
  • August 15, 2016
  • Reading, Massachusetts

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“I am just hearing of this sad passage and my heart is broken. Judi was a bright light and a lovely spirit to those who were fortunate to know her! ...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Cathy J Brown - Scottsdale, AZ

“Judi was a woman of a variety of talents. We participated in many activities here at Seven Lakes. She entered enthusiastically in many different...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Pat Swanson - Ft. Myers, FL

“What an lovely and extraordinary woman! I am saddened by her passing, as she made such an impact on so many people. And so grateful for the times I...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Beth Gravel - Manchester, NH

“Judi lived a few streets down from our home on 43 Vine St., Reading, MA. I became friends with her sister Jane when we first moved to Reading, and...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Betty Walsh - Reading, MA

“I first met Judi in Junior High School so our friendship goes back a long, long way. She was as nice a young girl as she was a wonderful woman. I'll...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Barbara Adams (Snowie) - Reading, MA

“Dear JoAnne, Bonnie, Susan and Tina, Judi was such a warm and friendly person. We were up in Wells last weekend and took a drive past Magnolia...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Mark Callahan - Topsfield, MA

“Bonnie & Family, my sincere sympathy for the loss of your mom. I remember meeting her on a few occasions, and her beautiful smile and warm...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Coco Daigle - Merrimack, NH

“Jack, Jane and Family,We are saddened to hear of the loss of Judi. She was always a pleasure to see. Our thoughts are with you all during this time...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Lisa Vouras DMD - Reading, MA

“Sending my love and condolences on the passing of my dear friend Judy May you cherish all your fond memories of her. The sun has set on Earth for...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Pat Archfield - Chelmsford, MA

“Sending my love and condolences on the passing of our dear friend Judy. May you cherish all the memories you have of her. The sun has set on Earth...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Pat Archfield - Chelmsford, MA

“I grew up in Reading and our family lived two streets over from the Connors.I will always remember the summer block parties that were held in the...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: PAUL BARANOFSKY - Waltham, MA

“OMG! Jack we just heard and are very, very sorry for the loss of your beautiful Judi. My heart is broken for you and for your family. I loved her....Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Ruth Sampson - Ogunquit, ME

“Dear Joanne, Bonnie, Susan and Tina,So so many fond memories of your mom at your house on Bond St but most of all, times spent with you all in Maine...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Jacqueline (Siggins) Noyes - MA

“We will remember Judi always. Her smile, her kindness and generosity and her love of life. Thinking of all of you, Jack, Jane, Bonnie, Susan,...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Joanne Price - Lowell, MA


Judith "Judi" (Jellison) Connors O'Donnell, formerly of Reading MA, Wells, ME and Fort Myers, FL died on August 15, 2016, peacefully, surrounded by family. Beloved wife of John "Jack" O'Donnell. Cherished mother of Bonnie Batt, Susan Este, JoAnne Hegarty, Christine House, John O'Donnell, JR, Therese Mathews, Gerard O'Donnell and Paul O'Donnell.
Daughter of the late Aloyse (Sheffield) and James Jellison. Dear sister of Jane (Jellison) Duggan and her husband Gerry Duggan and the late Joyce (Jellison) Geoffrion, and Jay Jellison. She is predeceased by her nephews Peter Geoffrion and Matthew Duggan and her great niece Dale Duggan.

Judi graduated from Reading High School in 1954, followed by Katharine Gibbs School in Boston, MA. Later, she continued her education while raising her four daughters and eventually retired from a professional career in computer engineering. She worked at Raytheon, Lexington, MA for many years, and later at the internet start-up, Open Market, Cambridge, MA. She is well regarded as having a keen intuition of what "trend" would turn into something significant, having identified computer programming as an up-and-coming career to pursue in 1979, and later identifying the internet as having immense potential in the computer field and in commerce. Her career spanned an age of major advances in computer technology, and she rose to every new challenge. But it is for her generous spirit, her kind and loving nature, her positivity, her beauty – both spiritually and physically, and her incredible intelligence and wisdom for which she will be most remembered by her admiring family and countless friends. Judi's favorite place in the world was Magnolia, her home in Wells, Maine, where she spent her time enjoying the company of the people she loved and the many who loved her.

Family and friends are kindly invited to gather and share remembrances with the family on Tuesday Aug. 23rd from 3-7pm in the Doherty Barile Family Funeral Home 11 Linden St. READING. Parking attendants and ramped entrance available. A Funeral Mass Celebrating Judi's Eternal Life will be held in St. Agnes Church 186 Woburn St. Reading Wednesday Aug. 24th at 10:30am.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Judi's name to The Lewy Body Dementia Association at www.lbda.org, or by mail to: 912 Killian Hill Road SW, Lilburn, GA 30047.

For directions or to send a memorial condolence www.facebook.com/Barile/Family/Funeral/Home.