Judith Ann Alioto

May 3, 1951June 2, 2018

Judith Barone Alioto May 3, 1951 – June 2, 2018

Judith “Judy” Ann Alioto passed away peacefully at her San Rafael home surrounded by her loving family and her two Bernese Mountain dogs.

Judy was born in San Francisco, the daughter of Samuel and Ada Barone. She attended St. Brigid’s Grammar School and St. Rose Academy where she graduated in 1969. She remained in close contact with her school friends throughout her life.

Following Judy’s graduation from St. Rose, she attended UC Berkeley for two years prior to transferring to Santa Clara University. There she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1973 majoring in Italian and minoring in philosophy. Always an honor student and appreciative of learning, Judy placed great value on the education that she received. Judy loved good films, music, and dancing, and was often the life of the party. She was widely known to throw a great one herself when the occasion arose either at home or at Lake Tahoe. Attendees were often left with a lasting impression of her vibrant dance moves and infectious laugh. Jude, as many called her, carried herself with an enviable style and grace and was always well ahead of fashion and beauty trends. Creative and skilled in the kitchen, Judy was fond of cooking for her family.

Her favorite occasions at home were preparing a delicious and healthy meal, playing a competitive card or board game, and watching the Warriors and the 49ers.

Judy’s dogs were always a source of love for her. If you encountered one of her Berners, you knew, by their most soulful eyes, that they exuded the love she gave to them. She loved walking them at the various Marin parks and it was there, in fact, that she herself met many of her closest friends.

Above all else, Judy loved people. The pride of her life was her family: her four children and her high school sweetheart and husband Joe. Judy and Joe were married for 33 years before his passing in 2011. For those beyond her family, Judy’s affable nature was a trademark. If she met you once, no matter where or when, she had an uncanny ability to remember your name and welcome you as a friend. Judy considered nothing too large or too small to be done for someone in need. Judy will be remembered by all those who knew her for her laugh, the mischievous sparkle in her eyes, her care for others, and the beauty of her soul. We will miss her.

Judy is survived by her sons Nunzio (Monique), Marc, and Joey; her daughter Alexa (Nic); her sister, Sister Claire “Bonnie” Barone of Monterey; her brother Joe Barone (Maricela) of Pleasanton; her sisters-in-law Francesca Alioto of Novato and Rose Marie Violante (Cosmo) of San Rafael; her two dogs Ziggy and Millie; and, numerous Alioto and Barone relatives.

A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Vincent School for Boys on June 26th at 11:00 A.M. A Celebration of Life will follow at The Marin Country Club. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to either of Judy’s favorite charitable organizations: the Salesian Boys’ and Girls’ Club ( or the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital ( ID#1131348).


  • Memorial Mass Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Judith Ann Alioto

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Deborah Emery

July 5, 2018

I was deeply so sorry to hear of Judy’s loss, a big loss to all of us who raised our children together and played together. Judy was a one of a kind angel. Our sincere condolences go out to her beautiful family .with all of our love from the Wmery family🙏❤️

Laureen Sabella

June 26, 2018

Too sad to find the right words. To all Judy's family and to Judy's friends, I am so sorry that you have experienced this unimaginable loss, this grief. My memories of Judy are from when she was a teen and in her early 20s. She was the super bright, super beautiful, super sweet girl who made everyone around her happy. I wasn't in her same grade in school so I didn't see her very much, but when I did, she made a lasting impression on me with her kindness. She will always be beautiful. It is hard to write about her without crying. Sincere condolences.

Migon Sprott

June 17, 2018

I will miss my dear friend every day. She was truly an angel from Heaven.

Anne Womble

June 14, 2018

My dearest friend, I miss you so, walking at the dog park in the morning is not the same without you. You were always the life of the party and you never met anyone that you didn’t great with that beautiful smile. Your kindness and love will never be forgotten. You raised the most wonderful, loving, caring children, I am so impressed with the way they took care of you. Fly with the angels my friend.

Ed, Sandy, Danny & Christine Callahan

June 14, 2018

To our beloved friend. We miss your beautiful smile and infectious laugh. We affectionately called you "St. Jude, because you always held your own with your hysterical husband. You raised the most wonderful, caring and thoughtful children whom we love with all our hearts. I know your dancing to the Motown you love with your Joey. I know your fur babies miss you too. Our hearts are broken but our memories are forever. All our love
The Callahans

Camille Morehen

June 11, 2018

Deepest condolences to the entire family of Judy. Will never forget all our workouts together at the gym, our yoga, our personal training...Rest with the angels Judy, I will always keep your spot in yoga and you will always be missed...