Judith A. Walker

Judith A. Walker passed at the age of 78, she was a native of Hartford CT. She graduated from Weaver High School in Hartford CT; she worked for the Hartford Club in various roles which eventually led to a position with CIGNA Insurance Co. where she retired after 25 years of service. Judith was an avid jazz enthusiast, known for her astounding alto and full bodied voice. She loved to sing, two of her favorite female artists were Carmen McCrae and Nancy Wilson. Singing and entertaining close friends were among one of her favorite pastimes. She was a member of a group known as the Voices who often performed locally. She was always generous, kind hearted and was known to enjoy a good game of cards with her friends at the American Legion and Elks Club. She also enjoyed traveling and loved to visit Las Vegas. She was a member of Faith Congregational Church for many years and sang with the Chancellor choir. She leaves to cherish her memory daughter, Gaea Ross McKnight of Bloomfield, CT; sons, John H. Mills, Jr., of Springfield, MA; Vincent L. Ross of Bloomfield, CT; very special friend, like a son, Tony Beckman of Hartford, CT; a very special long time companion, Jerry Lewis of Windsor, CT; sister, Charlotte Tappin of Charlottesville, VA; brothers, James Chafin of Bloomfield, CT; Saul Chafin of Chicago, IL; Gerard Peterson of Oak Bluffs, MA; sister in-laws; Susan, Katie, grandchildren, Sunsirae Polite of New Britain, CT; Jason Stallone of Springfield, MA; Jeana Stallone of Springfield, MA; Vincent Ross Jr. of Boston, MA; Douglas Ross of Springfield, MA; Brittany Ross of NJ; along with a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and great grandchildren that she loved dearly. She was predeceased by her parents John Chafin, Edith and Rufus Peterson of Oak Bluffs, MA., sister, Sylvia Burr of Springfield, MA; brother, Donald Chafin of Southington, CT. A Memorial Service to celebrate her life will be held on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 11 AM at Faith Congregational Church, 2030 Main St, Hartford, CT with a visitation from 10AM -11AM. Family suggests donations be sent to the American Cancer & in her Memory. Services entrusted to Howard K. Hill Funeral Services. To leave a message of comfort to the Walker family, please visit www.hkhfuneralservices.com

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Howard K. Hill Funeral Services
319 Barbour Street Hartford, CT 06120
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Published in The Hartford Courant on June 12, 2014