"Jude" (Hannon) Born November 27, 1946 in Boston, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 23rd 2016 at Beth Israel Hospital due to complications following a massive stroke.
She leaves behind an over 40 year legacy of her passion for dogs and her rescue, New England Saint Bernard Rescue, thru which she successfully touched the lives of thousands of Saint Bernards over her life. She is survived by her two beloved Saint Bernard dogs, Mitzi and Buttermilk, and by a host of family members including her beloved Uncle Don from Utah with whom she spoke often, a number of close dear friends and a wide-sweeping network of animal rescuers who feel her loss tremendously. Her first husband and love of her life, Ken Bredin, passed away prematurely in February of 1982 and they have now been reunited in the afterlife along with her passed dogs, Annabel, Dudley, Atticus, Sundance Kid and Amazing Grace. Jude's life was marked by a love of service: she was a Physical Therapist, a faculty member at Northeastern University and an EMT over her lifetime. Jude was very active in her passion for placing and rescuing Saint Bernards, but never turned down a dog in need no matter how big or how small. Her extensive work with shelters and rescues across the nation saving Saint Bernards and educating people on this magnificent breed is and will remain her undeniable legacy. Her tenacity and dedication to Saint Bernards will be thoroughly missed across the US and beyond. The Animal Rescue community has lost a fierce, tenacious and dedicated advocate whose loss will be felt for years to come.
In lieu of flowers please consider donations to Crossing Paths Animal Rescue: PO Box 304 Locust Fork, AL 35097 website: http://www.xpar.org/help-us-help-them.html or to Save A Dog Rescue: 604 Boston Post Road, Sudbury MA, 01776 Telephone: 508-877-1407 or 978-443-7282 website: http://www.saveadog.org/donations.asp
Services are private.
Duckett - J.S. Waterman & Sons
Home of Memorial Tribute, Sudbury, MA
Published in The Boston Globe on Oct. 30, 2016