OBITUARY

Judith "Judy" Papen

October 23, 1945September 30, 2018
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PAPEN, Judith "Judy", 72, passed away on Sunday, 9/30. She will be missed by her beloved family and friends. Judy was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

She pursued her dream of helping others and became a nurse. Judy graduated from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with her Bachelor’s degree in nursing, and later graduated University of California –Dominguez Hills with her Master’s degree. In 1980, she moved to Florida and worked at Bayfront Hospital in St. Petersburg. In 1988, she moved to southern California and worked as a home care nurse in Orange County. During her career as a nurse, Judy impacted many lives. She cared for others in their time of need, and trained fellow nurses to care for their patients. She worked for various medical supply companies as a technical advisor to the sales reps and also participated in many seminars to train fellow nurses in caring for their patients. She felt truly passionate about her work as a Wound Care Specialist, and found great joy in traveling to national and international conferences meeting with her nurse friends from around the country.

Judy had many passions in life: traveling, skydiving, trivia, pickle ball, working out at the YMCA Bardmoor, nurturing her close friendships, and spending time with her family. She also served the Seminole/ Largo Chapter of John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Guild. Judy and her husband, Bob, are members of Calvary Episcopal Church on Indian Rocks Beach.

Judy is preceded in death by her parents, John and Dorothy Papen; her brother, Chris Papen; and nephew, Michael Papen. Judy will be missed by her dedicated husband, Bob Cannistraro; sister in law, Nancy Papen (John Dulhagen); step son, Scott Cannistraro (Felicia); step daughter, Amy King (Jerry); grandchildren, Kendra and Enzo; nephew, Steve Papen (Holly); great niece, Hailee; great nephew, Jacob; and many other loving friends.

Visitation will be Friday 10/5 at Serenity Funeral Home from 6-8pm. Funeral Mass will be Saturday 10/6 at Calvary Episcopal Church at Indian Rocks Beach, 1615 1st St, Indian Rocks Beach, FL, 33785, at 9:30am with entombment to follow at Serenity Gardens Memorial Park, 13401 Indian Rocks Rd, Largo, FL, 33774.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donation be made to Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL or Suncoast Hospice – Empath Health.

  • FAMILY

  • John Papen, Father
  • Dorothy Papen, Mother
  • Chris Papen, Brother
  • Michael Papen, Nephew
  • Bob Cannistraro, Husband
  • Nancy (John Dulhagen) Papen, Sister-in-law
  • Scott (Felicia) Cannistraro, Step-son
  • Amy (Jerry) King, Step-daughter
  • Grandchildren: Kendra and Enzo

    Nephew, Steve Papen (Holly)

    Great niece, Hailee; great nephew, Jacob

    and many other loving friends

Services

  • Visitation Friday, October 5, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, October 6, 2018
  • Committal Service Saturday, October 6, 2018
REMEMBERING

Judith "Judy" Papen

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Evonne Fowler

October 7, 2018

Linda Moore-Olive

October 4, 2018

Smart, fun, loving, adventurous, and kind – these are all words I would use to describe Judy. I worked with her in the early 1990s when she was at Bayfront Medical Center and then we crossed paths professionally over the years. While not seeing her on a regular basis it was always such a joy to see that smiling face and catch up a bit about our mutual adventures. Will surely miss her.
My condolences to all family and friends.

Karen David Gurney

October 3, 2018

Judy I was always happy to see your smiling face at the YMCA class. I remember what a fun time we had at the 60 music dance. You will be missed. Bob we send our deepest condolences to you and your family. Dave and Karen Gurney

nancy scott

October 3, 2018

Judy- May you rest in peace. You were an angel caring for your patients here.,thank you for your dedicated and heartfelt service ! Now Heaven has a new angel. My condolences to your beloved family . On behalf of all WOC nurses,, we say Farewell..til we meet up again in Heaven. love and prayers, Nancy Scott

Bonnie Martin

October 3, 2018

Judy was my one and only roommate. I could not have had a better one. I will miss her. Bob, Judy’s obituary is very nice. You two were a great couple enjoying everything you did. You made Judy very happy.

Steve, Angie & Joey Henson

October 2, 2018

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for your loss.

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Biography

PAPEN, Judith "Judy", 72, passed away on Sunday, 9/30. She will be missed by her beloved family and friends. Judy was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

She pursued her dream of helping others and became a nurse. Judy graduated from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with her Bachelor’s degree in nursing, and later graduated University of California –Dominguez Hills with her Master’s degree. In 1980, she moved to Florida and worked at Bayfront Hospital in St. Petersburg. In 1988, she moved to southern California and worked as a home care nurse in Orange County. During her career as a nurse, Judy impacted many lives. She cared for others in their time of need, and trained fellow nurses to care for their patients. She worked for various medical supply companies as a technical advisor to the sales reps and also participated in many seminars to train fellow nurses in caring for their patients. She felt truly passionate about her work as a Wound Care Specialist, and found great joy in traveling to national and international conferences meeting with her nurse friends from around the country.

Judy had many passions in life: traveling, skydiving, trivia, pickle ball, working out at the YMCA Bardmoor, nurturing her close friendships, and spending time with her family. She also served the Seminole/ Largo Chapter of John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Guild. Judy and her husband, Bob, are members of Calvary Episcopal Church on Indian Rocks Beach.

Judy is preceded in death by her parents, John and Dorothy Papen; her brother, Chris Papen; and nephew, Michael Papen. Judy will be missed by her dedicated husband, Bob Cannistraro; sister in law, Nancy Papen (John Dulhagen); step son, Scott Cannistraro (Felicia); step daughter, Amy King (Jerry); grandchildren, Kendra and Enzo; nephew, Steve Papen (Holly); great niece, Hailee; great nephew, Jacob; and many other loving friends.

Visitation will be Friday 10/5 at Serenity Funeral Home from 6-8pm. Funeral Mass will be Saturday 10/6 at Calvary Episcopal Church at Indian Rocks Beach, 1615 1st St, Indian Rocks Beach, FL, 33785, at 9:30am with entombment to follow at Serenity Gardens Memorial Park, 13401 Indian Rocks Rd, Largo, FL, 33774.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donation be made to Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL or Suncoast Hospice – Empath Health.