Jude Callirgos
Honan Funeral Home
58 Main Street
Newtown, CT
Callirgos, Jude A.
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.

Published by Danbury News Times on May 22, 2014.
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I feel like I know you and Jude through your beautiful sister Dottie. Dottie is a customer of ours but and a very dear friend. She held my hand and my heart through the loss of my husband in January and I know she is doing the same for you. Words cannot tell you how sorry I am for your great loss. I know that Jude and my husband Steve is looking down on us and making sure we are both okay.

Love and prayers as you celebrate her life this weekend!

Anita Tullis
Quick Tanks, Inc.
June 4, 2014
So sorry to hear the news about Jude. I was a Recruiter that she used at various times but we developed a great relationship. Her tweets were an inspiration and I know her strength and journey touched a lot of people. I hope the memories you have will be a comfort to you during this difficult time.
Caprice Henry - Kantack
May 27, 2014
I am so sorry to hear this about Judy. We were friends in High School. I am also battling breast cancer. I am lose for words...Jeannie

I am so sorry to hear the news about Judy. We where friends in High School..and I am also battling breast cancer. I wish I k
May 26, 2014
Jude was a joy to know and be with. Our deepest sympathy.
Liz & Jack Burke
May 25, 2014
Dear Callirgos and Robinson families,

I worked with Jude back in her priceline.com days. She actually interviewed and hired me to work on her team as a recruiter. I remember walking away from the interview thinking to myself about what a wonderful person I had just met. Getting the job seemed almost secondary, I so enjoyed our meeting. I did get the job, and as I came to know Jude for the intelligent, witty, insightful and joyous person she was, I only grew to like and respect her more. Here was an HR executive that didn't act like an executive, and that was a good thing! I owe much of my own career's trajectory and success to the lessons I learned just by watching Jude: be yourself, don't be a wonk, sing and hum at work, question the status quo, and don't be afraid to call something stupid if indeed it is stupid! Jude and I lost touch these last few years, but the impression she has made on my heart and soul is one that has never left me. Jude's story on this earth is not over: it goes on in everyone she touched in so many positive ways. Phil and family, please accept my heartfelt condolences.
Paul Santos
May 23, 2014
Dear Callirgos & Robinson Family,
Our thoughts and prayres are with you
all.With Deepest Sympathy, Joan & Ken Dohan
Joan Dohan
May 23, 2014
Death lies on her, like an untimely frost
Upon the sweetest flower of all the field.
William Shakespeare
With deepest sympathies,
Donna Moran
May 23, 2014
Dear Phil, Julia, and all of Jude's family: I am heartbroken for you all at such a tremendous loss. Jude was such a wonderful person: quite brilliant, funny, engaging, welcoming, gorgeous, charismatic, and so wonderful. Her smile lit up a room. She was amazingly courageous through her long fight(s) with her illness and gave so much to so many with her book and her speaking. I will miss her so much. My prayers go out to you.
Joanna Scannell
May 22, 2014
I worked with Jude at Hyperion, but it was never really work. She brought laughter, song, and a lightness that I will never forget. Her beauty, intelligence, and humor filled a room. I remember singing "Hello Mudah, Hello Fadah" with her in Times Square, feeling it was the most natural thing in the world to be doing. I was stopped in my tracks when I heard of her passing. To her family and closest friends, I share your loss.
Rob Adams
May 22, 2014
To the Callirgos Family - I was honored to be in one of the first productions of DART (Danbury Actors Repertory Theater), the theater company Jude co-founded. She was a remarkable, intelligent, passionate, and funny woman - and a truly superb actress and singer - who gave her all to us. I was fortuntate enough to see her in many performances. I will never forget one of them in particular. She was playing in Camelot at Richter - and it started raining during the performance, which meant it had to stop until the rains passed. Jude, still in character, turned to us in the audience in the most graceful and beautiful way, her hands lightly folded, as the rain came down, a look of both disappointment and empathy in her eyes. When the rain stopped, she went right on, pitch perfect and superb, as always. I will simply never forget it. Or her. And her incredible spirit, love, and talent. And I'm so grateful to have been a small part of her remarkable journey. Love and prayers to her entire family and devoted friends.
Matthew Gallagher
May 22, 2014
My heartfelt condolences to your family. I pray the Comforter will be with them each time they remember you! Your 'forever smile' made any gray day - bright and cheerful. Heavens choir has to step it up a notch now that you've joined the ranks. Fond memories from the High school years!
May 22, 2014
To the Callirgos family and friends ,Please accept my deepest sympathy ,losing a loved one is very hard .God is aware of your pain and promises at Isaiah 61:2" to comfort all the mourning ones ". So take care he will help you through this time of sorrow .
May 22, 2014
My thoughts and prayers go out to your family during these difficult times. Judy was a special person and I am proud to say I knew her and she was a part of my class the class of 1977 NFHS. You will never be forgotten.
katherine Rose/Blanchette
May 22, 2014
Jude, You were such a brave woman to share such a personal journey with others.
The world is empty without you.
Rest in peace in your Green Acres in heaven.
Marianne Arena
May 22, 2014
My thoughts and prayers go out to all of Jude's husband, daughter,family, friends and her beloved dog, Sophie. She was a very special lady and I'm happy I was able to reconnect with her this past year. I only saw her a few times but we had some great conversations. She amazed me with her strength and positive attitude. May she rest in peace.
Sharon O'Rourke
May 22, 2014
My deep condolences to Victor and the family. A wonderful person to have have known on and off stage. A terrible loss.
John Goncalves
May 22, 2014
My deepest sympathy to all of you. So sorry to hear of Jude's passing. A beautiful voice and a beautiful lady. Sincerely, Debra A Demuth.
Debra Demuth
May 22, 2014
Our heartfelt sympathies to Jude's family and friends. Her enthusiasm and energy creating DART is remembered with fondness through these many years. Godspeed Jude!
Robert and Ann Marie Steinberg
May 22, 2014
You have left a tremendous hole here, Jude, but more, you have left tremendous light and love in the memories we all have of you. I know you are at peace and out of pain; i wish the same peace to your loving family and friends as we start to navigate life without you here. Rest in peace, special lady.
Susan Lang
May 21, 2014
thank you for lighting the way for me and all you came in touch with....
your radiance will live within us..forever!! Sweet Dreams XOX
kevin cooper
May 21, 2014
Having been recently diagnosis with Breast cancer, Jude was and inspiration to me to keep going and be positive. I really did believe you would beat this awful disease. My prayers are with her family.
Jeanne Henry
May 21, 2014
Beautiful Jude, missed dearly and never forgotten. Love and light always, Jacqui & Mark Garver
Jacqui Garver
May 21, 2014
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