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Margaret Ann Judkins Cifarelli

Mrs. Margaret Ann Judkins Cifarelli, 72, of Davidson, NC, formally of San Pedro, California died Tuesday, November 22, 2011 following a courageous battle against lung cancer. Born June 16, 1939 in Lima, Ohio she was a daughter of the late Russell Judkins and Margaret Dolt Judkins. In addition to her parents, Russell and Margaret Judkins she was preceded in death by her uncle, Donald Judkins; aunt, Belle (Judkins) Eddy and brother-in-law, Rollin Weaver. Margaret spent her early years in the town of Delphos, Ohio. Her family moved to Dinuba, California in 1947. She graduated from San Jose State University in 1961 and later received a Masters Degree from the College of St. Thomas in Minnesota. In 1962 Margaret began a long teaching career in Southern California, teaching for 32 years in the Torrance Unified School district. In 1995 Margaret moved with her husband to North Carolina and taught 8 years in the Iredell-Statesville school district until her retirement in 2003. After retirement Margaret kept active as a volunteer for Meals on Wheels, and the Davidson chapter of Loaves and Fishes. Her most enjoyable activity was as a volunteer at Presbyterian Hospital of Huntersville; the Huntersville Presbyterian network of volunteers became a second family to Margaret that provided tremendous support to her as she battled her illness. In her spare time she enjoyed reading and doing cross word puzzles and also developed a passion for doing Tai Chi. Everyone who met her recognized instantly her inner beauty and joy for life. Burial was in Davidson, North Carolina. A memorial service to be conducted in San Pedro will be announced at a later date. Margaret leaves behind her husband of 28 years, Victor V. Cifarelli; son, James Cramton of San Pedro, CA; sister, Carla Jean Harter of Delphos, OH; niece, Denise (Mike) Matson of Findlay, OH; nephews, Doug (Mary Jo) Weaver of Columbus, OH, Craig (Kathy) Weaver of Santa Rosa, CA; five great-nephews and nieces. In addition she leaves in-law relatives who came to love and cherish her. These include sisters-in-law, Paula Zeiner of Windsor, Ct., Donna Winter of Hartford, Ct., and Corrinne (Joel) Lomazzo of East Hartford; nieces and nephews including Matthew Zeiner, Elizabeth Zeiner (Robert) Azud, and Christine Zeiner; Turk Winter and Domenick Winter; Carla Cifarelli; Gavin Lomazzo and Sarah Lomazzo; and Anabelle Linda Cifarelli, a.k.a von Albrecht, of Bermuda. Margaret also leaves four great-nephews and nieces and extended family, Patricia Cifarelli, Raymond Zeiner and Vicki Yabrosky. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the , 6000 Fairview Road Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28210, and the Davidson Loaves and Fishes, Ada Jenkins Center, 212 Gamble Street, Davidson, NC, 28036. Please sign the guest book at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze on Dec. 7, 2011
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