OBITUARY

Judith Kenney Martire

September 26, 1939September 12, 2021
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Judith Watson Thompson Kenney Martire, of Lakewood Ranch passed away on September 12, 2021 at the age of 81 years; she was born, September 26, 1939 in Cincinnati Ohio.

Judith graduated from Amelia High School and began her career at Indiana Bell, she went on to have a successful business career with AT&T. Judy was deeply devoted to her faith, she was a long term member of Faith United Methodist Church in Indianapolis serving many years as treasurer and a member of the church choir most recently, a member of Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church, she was active in both volunteering and fund raising for Hospice and Alzheimer of Sarasota County. Judy traveled the world extensively throughout the her life, and had many amazing adventures with her dear Cousin Ruth. She was an avid health and fitness enthusiast with her many vitamins, oils and workouts. Judy’s greatest love was for her family, she was truly devoted to each and every member of her large extended family.

She is survived by her loving husband Jim Martire and her children Doug (Michelle) Thompson, Terri Thompson (Larry) Foley, and Debbie Thompson (Steve) Thacker. Stepchildren John (Jane) Kenney, Don (Gioia) Kenney, Michele (Rick) Pesce and Debbie Senecal. Grandchildren Zachary (Katie) Foley, Allie Foley, Sydni Thacker, Riley Thacker and Samantha Thacker. Step Grandchildren Trafton Kenney, Britt Lacher, Caleb Kenney, Eklutna Kenney, Larkin Kenney, Ryan (Amber) Pesce, Danielle Pesce, Rickie (Averil) Pesce, and Christopher Senecal. Great Granddaughter Collette Judith Foley, and Step Great Grandchildren Gianna, Lucia, Mickalyn and Cadien. Her brother Jim Watson and sister Betty Southworth.

She is preceded in death by her parents Clyde & Bertha Watson, sister Karen Petty, husband Ralph R. Thompson and husband Donald P. Kenney. The family would like to express their gratitude to the many nurses at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center who were so kind to Judy and her family. A special thank you to Tidewell Hospice and John Bowman.

A visitation for Judith will be held Friday, September 17, 2021 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Robert Toale and Sons Funeral Home at Palms Memorial Park, 170 Honore Ave, Sarasota, FL 34232. A funeral mass will occur Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of the Angels, 12905 State Road 70 E, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202. A reception will occur Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 12:30 PM, 170 Honore Ave, Sarasota, FL 34232.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.palmsrobartsfuneralhome.com for Judith's family.

In lieu flowers, memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice. tidewellhospice.org

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, September 17, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Saturday, September 18, 2021

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  • Reception

    Saturday, September 18, 2021

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Jay Fadely

September 20, 2021

All time spent with Judy is a great memory. But I especially remember her wedding with Jim on Anna Maria Island. She was so happy. She was a wonderful person, a great patriot and a believer. She will be missed, but I know she is in a far better place now. I am so glad for the times we had together.

Letha Fadely

September 19, 2021

Will miss our wonderful get togethers and our long talks. And will hold a special place in our hearts for you and Jim.

Till we met up in heaven we will miss you.

Love
Jay & Letha

Delight Jenkins

September 18, 2021

Judy holds a very special place in my heart- she was such a joy in the many exercise sessions we had at the gym! Judy had an incredibly strong love of family, and faith, and such zest for good health and life!
I will miss her greatly.

Carol Lipker

September 16, 2021

Thanks Judy for many great conversations while we tried to “Shed and Tread “ with Delight. We shared a love for the LORD so know you are Happy and full of His JOY.

So sorry for the families loss but her prayers are that you follow her lead and enjoy eternity with her. Blessings to all

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