Judith J. Haycock
1934 - 2020
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Judith J. Haycock, A maker and keeper of connections, Judith, left this world on October 7, 2020 at age 85. Raised in Belmont by parents Edward and Mildred Jennings, Judy married Robert Haycock in 1955. They soon moved to Wellesley where they raised four sons | Jonathan, William, David, and Jeffrey. Judy embraced motherhood and many of its attendant features | PTA, Cub Scout den mother and town-wide Halloween UNICEF coordinator. She also served for many years with the Wellesley Junior Service League. When her sons were older, Judy entered the workplace, first as a marketing assistant at the Weston Racquet Club, then a psychiatric practice office manager and later as office manager for Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a non-profit focusing on improving health care in developing countries, where she stayed until her retirement at age 70. She was a congregant of Saint Marys Church in Newton Lower Falls for over 50 years where she served as a member of the vestry, alter guild and as churchwarden. She was a dedicated volunteer at William Lawrence Camp, where all four of her sons were longtime campers and counselors and Robert was a trustee. She also kept in touch with many of her Belmont friends, helping to organize regular five-year high school reunions. Throughout her home, volunteer and work lives Judy exhibited a special talent for making everyone she got to know feel welcomed and connected. Whenever someone needed a boost, she would engage with a caring phone call, note or dinner invitation | her signature ham and scalloped potatoes capped by homemade apple cake was not to be missed. She regularly helped arrange transportation to and from camp for out of town campers and counselors, often picking them up at the airport or hosting them overnight. She also arranged many gatherings with her former co-workers at MSH and relished her later life role as grandmother and great-grandmother. She was predeceased by husband, Robert and brother, Charles. She is survived by sons Jon (Tracy) of Holliston, Bill (Susan) of Medfield, David (Lynn) of Amherst, Jeff (Mia) of Rollinsville, CO and grandchildren Andrew (Alyssa), Ben, Tyler (Rayna), Nina, Ella, and James and great-grandchildren Maggie and Molly. Donations in Judys memory may be made to Saint Marys Church, 258 Concord Street, Newton Lower Falls, MA 02462 or William Lawrence Camp, 139 Federal Corner Road, Center Tuftonboro, NH 03816. A memorial celebration at Saint Marys will be announced for a later date.

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Published in The Press from Oct. 13 to Oct. 23, 2020.
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November 1, 2020
Judie and I were close friends before even starting Belmont High School. Since I moved away from New England at the age of 23, Judie and I kept in touch through emails and BHS reunions. She was a dear friend, and she was so upbeat and enthusiastic about everything ... I will miss her terribly and send love and prayers to her beloved family.
Janie (Doherty) Johnson
Janie Doherty Johnson
Friend
October 16, 2020
Judy was the most cheerful friend from Service league to later years. We kept connected in many ways but seldom saw each other as we grew older. She was one of most uplifting caring friend. We older people will miss each other as our time comes . Our children will remember our names as friends of their parents. Peace to all her children and love,
Gerry Cathcart.
Gerry cathcart
October 16, 2020
Judy made us feel welcome and connected at St. Mary's even before she got to know us. We both have fond memories of Judy's insistent invitation to coffee hour following All Saints Sunday at St. Mary's in 1995 and our 25 year membership. We send our deepest condolences and love to all the Haycock family.
Mary and Tim Green
Friend
October 15, 2020
As a child I often felt like I spent as much time in the Haycock household as I did in my own. Her son, Jeff, and I were great friends and we were one friendly neighbors backyard apart. Even as recently as this summer I heard from Judy on facebook, checking in, as she often would, to see how I was doing and how my mother was faring. She was a good and patient woman and my heart goes out to Jeff, David, Robert and John.
Duncan Rogers
Friend
October 15, 2020
Dear Haycock Family,
I was so saddened to hear about Judy's passing. She was such an amazing woman and was a great friend of my mother's for many, many years. I knew her since I was a young child at St. Mary's Church and we have kept in touch over the decades. Sending love and prayers to you all.
Pam Yanco
Pam Yanco
Friend
October 15, 2020
I am so saddened to hear of Mrs. Haycock's passing. I was lucky to have met her in my lifetime and she brightened my life. Much love and support to her entire extended family.
Heather Cathcart
Friend
October 13, 2020
I was very sorry to hear of Judy’s passing although she will alway be ‘Mrs. Haycock’ to me. I grew up across the street from the Haycocks. I moved away from Wellesley about 40 years ago - but coming home for Christmas meant going to St. Mary’s Christmas Eve service and Judy was always there. She never failed to ask about my sons and marvel at their yearly growth. I will miss her smiling face and warm laugh - The Christmas Eve service will not be the same without her presence.
Sharon Kelley
Neighbor
October 13, 2020
I’m so grateful for all memories I had shared with Gigi, she was someone I always looked up too and she helped me through all of my rough times. Gigi will be missed so much, we love you so much and are always thinking of you ❤, Ella Haycock
Ella Haycock
Grandchild
October 13, 2020
Love and will miss Judy dearly! She came to almost every one of my dance recitals, soccer games and tennis matches and acted as a second grandmother to me along with her best friend, my GG (Gail Jessup). It was the most special gift that she attended my baby shower this January before heading to Florida and a memory I will forever cherish.
Abbi Golledge Thoele
Friend
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