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Judith A. Stapleton

Aug 11, 2022

Judith A. Stapleton, RN, 81, of Nashua and formerly of Lowell, Massachusetts, passed away Sunday morning, Aug. 7, 2022, after a period of declining health.

Born in Lowell on July 28, 1941, the daughter of the late Timothy E. “Teddy” and Christine N. (Murphy) Stapleton. Judy grew up in the Acre and Highlands neighborhoods of Lowell, and was a graduate of the Academy of Notre Dame in Tyngsborough, class of 1959. She furthered her education at the Catherine Labourne School of Nursing at Carney Hospital in Boston, graduating as a registered nurse in 1962.

Judy began her career in nursing at St. John’s Hospital in Lowell for 10 years and continued at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Bedford, Massachusetts, for five years.

She was a member of the Alumni of Notre Dame Academy and the Catherine Labourne School of Nursing. Judy was a former member of the Catholic Nurses Association and Catholic Daughters of America.

In her leisure time, she enjoyed reading, traveling, shopping, socializing and dining out with her friends.

Judy is survived by her cousins, Barbara (Spinney) Brown and her husband, Walter, of Nashua, George Spinney and his wife, Diane, of New York, Robert Spinney and his wife, Maureen, and Gail Martin all of Lowell; and dear friends Patricia Shaw and Sharon Nugent of North Chelmsford.

A period of visitation will be at the FARWELL FUNERAL HOME, 18 Lock St., Nashua, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022, from 9-9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian burial in St. Christopher Church, 62 Manchester St., Nashua at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery. Friends are invited to attend. Donations may be in her memory to the Humane Society for Greater Nashua, 24 Ferry Road, Nashua, NH 03064 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. To leave an online message of condolence, please visit www.farwellfuneralservice.com. Arrangements are in the care of the FARWELL FUNERAL SERVICE, 18 Lock St., Nashua.