DEARY, Judith M. 73, went peacefully home to the Lord after her battle with cancer on Saturday, June 1, 2013. She was born on Aug. 19, 1939 in Toledo, OH. She was a graduate of Central Catholic High School in Fort Wayne, IN. She attended college at Indiana University, University of South Carolina and St. Petersburg College. She was the Senior Bequest Administrator at the American Heart Association in St. Petersburg. She was a devoted mother and paralegal. She enjoyed traveling, reading, gardening, art and hostessing. She is survived by her daughter, Tara Deary; son, Sidney Hayes; sisters, Patricia Feder-spiel, Joanne Finklea, Marcia Stoller, Elaine Schroeder, Mary Beth Tippolone, and Christine Marrone; brothers, Henry Little, David Little, Charles Little and Nicholas Little. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sarcoma Alliance. A funeral mass will be held at 11 am on Friday, June 14, 2013 at St. Raphael Catholic Church in St. Petersburg. Her burial will follow at Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park in Clearwater, at 1 pm. Judith will be loved, missed and remembered by all who knew her.
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on June 9, 2013