Arlene Judge Armata
Arlene Judge Armata passed from this world on June 10, 2021. She was 82 years young.
Arlene was born in NYC, the third and youngest child of James and Fredrica Judge. She is the beloved sister of William and Marianne Judge and Therese Taft, of Williamstown, MA, the much loved mother of three daughters, Kathryn Armata (David Gingrich), Barbara Armata (Eric Christiano), and Donna Armata Sanford, and cherished Grammie to her granddaughter Skylar Sanford.
Arlene's first years were spent in NYC and her family spent the summers in Williamstown, MA. She was fond of saying that she and her siblings were the original "fresh air kids" – city kids spending time in the country. Arlene's family moved permanently to Williamstown, MA when she was 10 years old, and she grew up surrounded by her large extended family. She was a beautiful and talented young woman and competed in local pageants. Her daughters have fond memories of playing with her Queen of the Mohawk Trail headdress as children and teasing her for being runner up in the Miss Northern Berkshire Pageant. Arlene made friends wherever she went and remained in contact with many of her Williamstown High School classmates. Some remained her best of friends.
After High School, Arlene returned to NYC to attend the Katherine Gibbs School. Over the years she dabbled in other career interests but always returned to her training as an Executive Assistant, making an executive's day run more smoothly at companies such as Sprague Electric, Talbot's, the Massachusetts Governors office, and Weber Shandwick. Arlene had a fierce sense of duty and took her responsibilities very seriously. Her last role was as Administrator at Christ Episcopal Church in Castle Rock, CO where she and her dogs, Missy and then Quincy, were well known and loved.
Arlene lived life to the fullest. She loved a good party and was known for her Christmas Eve open house where everyone and anyone was welcome. She loved to sing and entertain and enjoyed time with her golfing friends, wine club, book club, Daughters of the King, and Velvet Hills Chorus (Sweet Adelines). She was also on the board of her HOA. Arlene loved to travel and experience new places. While married, she had many adventures around the world and she continued to explore on her own, traveling with friends and family and to Velvet Hills competitions at every opportunity.
After living most of her life in New England, Arlene moved to Colorado to be a part of her granddaughter's life. She was indeed a huge influence and adopted many of Skylar's friends who were not as fortunate to have their Grammie's nearby. She never missed a Grandparent's Day at school, a performance or an athletic event (with the only exceptions being the very cold ones) and loved every minute of them.
Arlene selflessly donated her body to medical research, knowing that the research will aid in finding causes and cures, and will help others who have similar issues. She was stronger than she realized and more loved by so very many than she ever knew.
Arlene is remembered lovingly not only by her daughters, granddaughter, and her siblings, but by her many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.
Services will be held at Christ Episcopal Church in Castle Rock, CO on July 14, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. MT and at St. Patrick's Church in Williamstown, MA on July 25, 2021 at 10:30 A.M. ET. A burial of her ashes will take place when her remains are returned to her family.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to:
The American Heart Association
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Published by Colorado Community Media on Jun. 23, 2021.
Christ Episcopal Church
, Castle Rock, CO
St. Patrick's Church
, Williamstown, MA
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Arlene was such a big personality! I knew her from New Beginnings in Norwell Ma where she served as president. Beautiful lady..beautiful spirit...was fortunate to have made her acquaintances for short while. RIP
Linda M Collins
July 12, 2021
To the family .... We are sooo sad about Arlene's passing. She was loved by all who knew her. One of our best family members. Sadly we won't be able to be at her ceremony, but we send our love to all the family. We will miss you Arlene, very much. Love You. Dave and Terri Maino
David & Theresa Maino
July 9, 2021
Bernice Hernandez
July 3, 2021
I was so very saddened to hear about Arlene. She was a wonderful neighbor in Quincy and fun travel companion to Italy. She kept us singing around the dinner table every night. We had such a good time. She was so excited to move and be near Skyler. How she transitioned so well making new friends was wonderful to see. She was inspiring. She will be missed. My sincere sympathy to her girls!
Denise Powell
June 28, 2021
We are still at our home in Chicago and cannot leave town until later in July. We are so sorry to miss Arlene's service. It will be very sad when we do get to CO and drive and walk passed Arlene's place everyday. We live right next door. Our time out there without Arlene will never be the same. Our sincerest sympathy to all the family.
Laurie and Ed Owen
June 24, 2021
I have always admired Arlene for her winning personality and friendship & in spite of the lapse of time since we graduated from high school, we kept in touch, sharing some of our good times and even some of the bad, thru the phone and internet. I will miss her presence here on earth, but know that Heaven is a better place now that she has arrived.
Erna (Betty) Loncto Brike
June 23, 2021
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