BEVERLY FARMS - Judy A. Spiridigliozzi, 65, of Shrewsbury, formerly of Beverly, died after a brief illness at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston. Born and raised in Beverly, she is the daughter of the late Salvatore and Nancy Spiridigliozzi. She was a graduate of Beverly High School, class of 1970, and Wheelock College, Boston, class of 1974. She went on to earn her MBA from Boston College.
Judy started her career as a school teacher and taught elementary school in Jacksonville, Florida, for a year. She then moved out of teaching and into the corporate world where she worked for Prime Computer and Foster-Miller as financial and contracts specialist. Judy also sought to expand her capabilities and went back to school to get a degree in tax preparation. She worked as a consultant for H&R Block for many years doing corporate tax returns.
Judy was a frequent and ambitious traveler both within the United States and abroad. She loved to go to new and exciting places, often taking one of her nieces along to share the experiences. The schoolteacher in her always came out and there were always history or cultural lessons to be taught on these trips. Later in life, Judy became an avid fan of cruises and took many of them all over the world. She often cruised as a member of an AARP sponsored tour as she was an active member of that organization and held many close and dear friendships through AARP.
One of Judy's real passions was her gift giving and the wrapping and packaging that went along with that. She delighted in giving beautifully and intricately wrapped presents to the many people she loved. Many people were recipients of her pride and dedication in presenting the perfect gift that was also perfectly wrapped. She made it a point to shop all year round finding the best presents for all those she loved and cared about in her life.
Judy also loved parties of all sorts. She loved baking cakes and other food items for any occasion. At the same time she loved dressing up in costume for a party which was why Halloween was always one of her favorite holidays.
Judy was predeceased by her sister, Jane, and is survived by her brother Robert, and his wife, Barbara, and brother, Don, and his wife, Karen. She also leaves five nieces and nephews, Brooke, David, Jayne, Molly, and Sarah; as well as numerous cousins.
ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral Mass will be celebrated at Saint Margaret Parish, 672 Hale Street, Beverly Farms, on Friday, February 23, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. A visiting hour will be held at the church prior to the Mass Friday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Interment will be at Beverly Farms Cemetery immediately following the service. Arrangements by the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, Beverly. As requested by her family, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168. Information, directions, condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.
Published on February 20, 2018