Brown-Wynne Funeral Home & Crematory

300 Saint Mary's Street, Raleigh, NC


Julia 'Judy' Jeffreys Hartigan

July 16, 1948November 6, 2019

Judy Hartigan, 71 passed away on Wednesday, November 6th after a brief illness. She was born July 16, 1948 at Rex Hospital in Raleigh. She attended Sacred Heart Cathedral School, Cardinal Gibbons High School and the University of North Carolina-Greensboro earning a Bachelor's Degree in Education.

Her teaching career included West Raleigh Presbyterian, Fred Olds Elementary School, Douglas Elementary School, and Yates Mill Elementary School. In addition to teaching, Judy was an avid student of jazzercise and formed many close friendships there. She was also a compassionate care-giver when her friends needed care and will be missed by all.

Judy was preceded in death by her parents Dan and Julia Hartigan, her brother Dan Hartigan and her brother-in-law Don Shoulberg. She is survived by her sister Gini Shoulberg of Lawrence, KS; her brother David (wife, Pam), of Raleigh; her sister-in-law Linda, of Raleigh; nieces and nephews Dan Hartigan (wife, Joanie), of Thousand Oaks, CA; Jim Hartigan (wife, Theresa), of Raleigh; Jennifer Lyon (husband, Steve), of Overland Park, KS; Erin Shoulberg (wife, Sherry Alden), of Ferrisburgh, VT; and Paul Shoulberg (wife, Jen Ruff), of Nashville, IN. She is also survived by her long time friend Ross Sigmon of Raleigh.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, November 13th at 2p.m. at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 300 Saint Mary's Street, Raleigh. The family will receive friends prior to the service, beginning at 1p.m.


  • Visitation Wednesday, November 13, 2019
  • Memorial Service Wednesday, November 13, 2019


Julia 'Judy' Jeffreys Hartigan

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Judy Harvin

November 9, 2019

I have known Judy since 1974 when I was assigned to be her assistant when she came to Fred Olds Elem. We retired but still saw each other twice a week since 1982 at Jazzercise. Our instructor dedicated Thur. night's class to Judy.
Literally hundreds of five year olds got off to a good start because they were in Miss Hartigan's Kindergarten Class.
There are so many things I will miss about Judy, but they all really come from our never wavering FRIENDSHIP. We shared happy/sad times, good news/bad news, health issues, triumphs, and so many stories that made us laugh until we cried.
I will miss her so much and treasure the memories.