Judi Langheld Durkin

July 28, 1947July 14, 2018
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Judi Langheld Durkin (nee DeRienzo), of Maplewood passed away surrounded by family on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston. She was 70 years old.

Born and raised in Newark, Judi lived in South Orange before moving to Maplewood in 1979. She graduated from East Orange Catholic and attended Seton Hall University where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Education.

After college, Judi started out as an elementary school teacher. Changing career paths, she worked as a realtor for various agencies over a span of 35 years, most recently with Village Square Realtors in Montclair.

When not working, Judi was an avid gardener and loved to shop, travel, and throw parties. She enjoyed summers in Wildwood Crest, attending Broadway shows, watching the Yankees, and playing Mahjong with friends. Her true love was her family and spending time with them and friends.

She was the beloved wife of James Durkin and the late William J. Langheld, loving mother of Kristen Dana Krebs and her husband Luke, and Jennifer Anne Byrne and her husband Aidan, dear sister of Jackie Mickelburgh and her late husband Robert, and Vincent J. DeRienzo and his wife Angela, cherished grandmother of Avery, Devin, and Reagan Krebs, Kyle, Kyra, and Dylan Byrne, and Michael Arias, caring godmother to Kenneth Brooks and Danielle Volpe. She also leaves behind many loving in-laws, nieces, and nephews from the DeRienzo, Durkin and Langheld families as well as many long-time friends.

The visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, from 4-8 pm at the LaMonica Memorial Home, 145 E. Mt. Pleasant Ave. in Livingston. The funeral will commence at the funeral home on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 9am with a Mass of Christian Burial being offered at 10 am in St. Philomena’s Church, 386 S. Livingston Ave. in Livingston. The interment will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be sent to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, one of Judi’s favorite charities.


  • Visitation Wednesday, July 18, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, July 19, 2018
  • Burial Thursday, July 19, 2018

Judi Langheld Durkin

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Dan Kaslow

July 20, 2018

Judy was the thoughtful, tireless real estate agent for the purchase on my home in Maplewood 35 years ago and helped us through a stressful ordeal. We stayed in touch over the years, and her lovely daughters babysat my children.
Always a kind, caring upbeat person, she will sorely be missed

Bobbi McAneny

July 17, 2018

Dear Kristen and Family,

So shocked and sorry we were to hear of your Mom's passing. We had lots of laughs and memories being on the "pizza team" at OLS. Your Mom was not only a beautiful woman on the outside but such a kind and caring person on the inside.

Please accept our deepest sympathy.

Love Bobbi and Neil McAneny

Lily and Carlos Arruda

July 17, 2018

To Kristen, Luke, Devin, Avery and Reagan,
Our hearts go out to you and your family. We feel so blessed that we got to know your sweet Mom and grandmother. She was beautiful inside and out.
Sending our heartfelt condolences and lots of hugs,
The Arrudas

Amy Trepanier (Paquet)

July 17, 2018

Not so much a memory, as more of a note of condolence to Jennifer, Aidan and family...

Working with Jen in Boston for many years, and having had the pleasure of meeting her mother, Judi, at Jen’s wedding, it was apparent as to the very close (and special!) mother-daughter bond that they shared. I remember well the many occasions at the office when Jen would happily share the details of her ‘weekend escapes’ home to Jersey with me, and virtually all would contain highlights of precious time spent with her mother.

Jen (& Aidan), although I cannot provide words that will ease your pain and sorrow during this most difficult time, please just know that I am thinking of you both and sending strength and light your way.

May your hearts be filled with joyful memories of your mother, and may they be healed by the deepest of sympathies.

Amy (Trepanier)