Brown-Wynne Funeral Home

200 Southeast Maynard Road, Cary, NC


Judith Piroska Sayre

October 15, 1939October 8, 2019

Judith Piroska Sayre was born on October 15, 1939 and passed away on October 8, 2019, a few days shy of her 80th birthday.

Judith was born and raised in Budapest, Hungary where she gave birth to her first child, Miklos. She later escaped from Hungary with her husband, Nicholas, to escape the dangerous uprisings and oppression of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 to establish a better life in the United States. Her toughness led her to venture through roads and backwoods of the eastern European countryside selling jewelry to pay for travel into Austria before crossing the ocean to enter the United States through Ellis Island, NY.

She eventually settled in Florida where she raised her family. A forever fan of sunshine and warmth, she lived in Florida for the majority of her life. Judith spent most of her years working in the nursing field and loved crafts, cooking and bowling. Her most popular requested dishes often included Chicken Paprikash and Dobos Torte (a Hungarian Cake) - which were the centerpieces of large family gatherings. Her home was filled with her six children and her dogs. She completed her home with decorations of bird feeders and flowers, even until the day she passed.

After moving from Florida, she relocated to Georgia and then North Carolina to be closer to her family.

Although she is preceded in death by her daughter, Judy, she is survived by five children (Miklos, Edith, Cathy, Richard and Robert). She was lovingly called Grandma by 15 grandchildren and Great-Grandma (or Grandma Judy by some) by eight great-grandchildren.

She passed away with her family by her side. The visitation for Judith will be held at Brown-Wynne in Cary, North Carolina on Sunday, October 13 from 4 to 6 p.m. The Celebration of Life will be held at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Apex, NC on Monday, October 14 at 11 a.m.


  • Visitation Sunday, October 13, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, October 14, 2019
  • Graveside Service Monday, October 14, 2019


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