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Judith Wyer (Mears) Kean

Jul 31, 2022

Judith Wyer (Mears) Kean, 86, of Rochester, New Hampshire, and formerly of Nashua and Amherst, New Hampshire, passed away on Saturday, July 23, 2022, at the Studley Home. Judy was born in Providence, RI on April 28, 1936, the daughter of the late Gilbert M. and Mary “Molly” (Howard) Mears. She grew up in Warwick, RI and attended The Mary C. Wheeler School. Judy attended Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority, and Marjorie Webster Junior College in Washington, DC. She made her debut at the Assembly Hall in Providence in 1954. As a young adult, Judy was an active member of the Nashua Country Club where she enjoyed golf and curling. She played tennis at clubs in Nashua, Amherst, and Milford. During the winter she enjoyed skiing at Cannon Mt., Snowbird Mt., Vail, and Sugarloaf. Summer months included water skiing on Lake Winnipesaukee. Judy loved traveling the world and sharing that joy with her children through trinkets from places like Paris, China and Greece. Judy was a member of the Nashua Memorial Hospital Ladies Auxiliary participating in a variety of fund-raising activities. Favorite activities included playing Bridge with friends, games like Yahtzee and Backgammon with family, or enjoying a good book. Judy, dubbed “Minnie” by her first grandchild, was very involved in her grandchildren’s lives, living under the same roof as many. She could be seen cheering them on at basketball and volleyball games and loved watching dance recitals and competitions. Her favorite place to spend time with her family was any lake, in a house, camper, or tent and especially in the water itself. Family members include three children, Barbara Masse and her husband Eric of Merrimack, NH, Sandi Woody and her husband Joe of Rochester, NH and David Kean and his fiancé Jenn of Milton, NH; five grandchildren, Christina Cannon and her fiancé Craig of Auburn, NH, Laura Scali and her husband Jared of Amherst, NH, Reilly Tatum and her husband, Dave, of Farmington, NH, Chelsey Johnson and her husband Nate of Rochester, NH, Ryan Woody and his wife Jess of Rochester, NH, Nick Woody of Rochester, NH, and Brittani Kean of Manchester, NH; and many adoring great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a brother, Malcolm H. Mears. The family plans a private celebration of her life where she will be reunited with her “Mommy”, “Daddy”, and brother “Mac” at their family plot in Rhode Island. In lieu of flowers and to honor Judy’s love of cats, contributions may be made in her memory to the MSPCA. To express condolences, please visit: www.peasleefuneralhome.com