Julie (Widmayer) Husmer, of Acton and Falmouth, died Tuesday, May 7, 2013 of complications from cancer at home in Acton. She was 59. Julie was a Director at Orion Industries, Ayer and acted as Head of Human Resources where she befriended hundreds of employees over the course of her time there spanning three decades. Since 1991, she was a corporate secretary of the Vineyard Sound Land Company and active member of the Belvidere Plains Association in Falmouth where the extended family has gathered in summer from 1965. Julie could usually be found with friends and family relaxing on the beach or looking for sea glass in Falmouth from May to September. Julie was born Julianne Beatrice Widmayer in Williamsburg, Kings County, New York on September 29, 1953 the second of five children. Her father was Francis J. Widmayer, (1929-2011), founder of Orion. Her mother was Gertrude M. (ne Catanese) Widmayer, (1930-2008). The family followed her fathers career to New Jersey and Connecticut before settling in Acton, Massachusetts in 1965. After marrying but prior to raising three children, she studied psychology at Boston College which granted her a Master of Education in 1979. She attended Western New England University and graduated with the Class of 1975 with a BA in psychology. Julie was active in sports at the Acton-Boxborough Regional High School where she was co-captain of the girls varsity basketball team. She married her college sweetheart, Stuart D. Husmer of West Haven, Connecticut in 1977. Stu is one of three children of the late Ralph Husmer (1921-1999) and Margaret (ne Smith). Julie leaves her husband Stu and three children, Jennifer Marie (1983) with husband Andrew Green of Sterling, Daniel Stuart Husmer (1985) of Brookline, and Steven Michael Husmer (1987) of Brookline. She also leaves a sister, Kathryn A. Waller with husband Richard of Berlin, and three brothers, Francis J. Widmayer III of Acton, Gus G. Widmayer of Groton, Michael J. Widmayer with wife Jackie of Tyngsborough, her mother-in-law, 2 sisters-in-law, and 10 nieces. Relatives and friends were invited to visiting hours on Friday, May 10th from 5:00-8:00pm at the Acton Funeral Home, 470 Massachusetts Ave (Rte 111) Acton. The funeral Mass was celebrated Saturday, May 11th at 10:00am in Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Church, 89 Arlington Street, Acton, with burial following in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Central Street, West Acton. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Church, 89 Arlington Street, Acton, MA 01720. For directions and online condolences, please visit www.actonfuneralhome.com
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Published in The Boxborough Beacon from May 10 to May 17, 2013