Sam, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family . I had the pleasure to work with your Mom for several years when she owned The White Rabbit. She was always smiling, just a real princess !! I graduated from Briarcliff High School (as did several other Rome residents) . I did not realize she began her teaching career at Briarcliff. I pray that her memory will be with you everyday.
Mrs. Lucas was my typing teacher when I was a sophomore in high school. She never gave anything less than her best, and always expected (and usually got) the best from each of us as students. The skills that I learned in her classroom have proven to be integral to my ability to succeed, both professionally and in my personal life. I am saddened at the passing of this great lady.
Even though I have been away from Rome for 30 years and not had the chance to be with Judye very often, I still consider her my best friend. She was such a good supporter and encourager whenever I needed one. She was the same kind of friend to everyone, and she will be sorely missed. My heart goes out to all her dear family and friends.
Judye and I were Celanese Village Kids. We went all the way through grammar school and high school together and were in the high school marching band. Our families were friends and attended the same church. Growing up, I admired Judye so much because she could play the piano. I would beg her to play "Wonderful Words of Life" for me and, of course, she would this. Judye was a very smart person and had many talents. Our HS Class reunions will never be the same.
Sending my deepest heartfelt sympathies to the family during this time of your loss. It's been a long time since I've seen Judy but I have many memories, I'm part of the Tubize/Celanese Family, closeness that people don't have today. Prayers go out to you.