Callirgos, Jude A.
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Sunday, May 18th was Jude's last day with us. At the time her West Redding home was, as always, filled with family and friends. Through extraordinary talent and optimistic determination, Jude achieved acclaim as a singer and actor, and co-founded a theater company in Danbury. She found success as a human resources executive for multi-national corporations, and authored an extremely well received book chronicling both victories and defeats as she engaged breast cancer head on, entitled "Breast Left Unsaid". A true Renaissance woman, Jude's philosophy on life encompassed everything from the fearless self- awareness & unflinching honesty of her book, to a sign in her home which reads "What if the hokey pokey really is what it's all about?
Jude is survived by her mother Sylvia Callirgos; siblings Jayne McMurdy, Jodi Lussier, & Victor Callirgos and their families; numerous cousins, including Julia Brootkowski; many dear friends including Kim Howard; her beloved dog Sophie; her daughter Julia Robinson; and the love of her life, her husband Philip Robinson.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Ann's Place, 80 Saw Mill Road, Danbury, CT 06810 www.annsplace.org. Jude's life will be celebrated at a future date.
Honan Funeral Home
58 Main Street
Newtown, CT 06470
Published in News Times on May 22, 2014