Judith Cross, 83, of Crystal River, Fla., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at Cypress Cove Care Center in Crystal River. She was born June 19, 1929, in Waterbury, Conn., to William and Judith (Culliton) O'Keefe. She came here 25 years ago from Closter, N.J., where she co-owned and operated a John Deer dealership with her husband. In the early 2000s she worked as a hostess at Oysters restaurant in Crystal River. She was a member of St. Benedict's Catholic Church She was an avid card player and in the past had a weekly card club with her friends and she enjoyed playing bingo.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Cross, Feb. 7, 1997. She is survived by two sisters, Rosemary LeRoy of Fairview, Texas and Arlene Archambault of Wolcott, Conn.; and several nieces and nephews.
Private cremation arrangements are under the care of Strickland Funeral Home with Crematory Crystal River.
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