Judy M. Styles
WARWICK - Judy Mary (Whelen) Styles, a loving soul who devoted herself to the interests of others, died May 4, 2017, at her home in Warwick, surrounded by her family. She was 93.
Judy is being remembered for her hugs, warmth and lifelong wish to care for people buffeted by life. There was always room at her table, and in her home, for people in need.
Born Feb. 20 1924, in Glen Head, N.Y., Judy was the daughter of the late Augustus Paul and Prudence Geraldine Whelen. She grew up on Long Island, graduating from Roslyn High School.
She married William Styles March 24, 1946. She and Bill celebrated their 70th anniversary last year.
Judy worked as a secretary for the U.S. Rubber Co. in Manhattan before she married. She also helped manage her father's business, A.P. Whelen & Son Moving and Storage, as a bookkeeper and later worked as a medical secretary in Glen Cove.
After moving with her family to Warwick in 1971, Judy worked as a secretary for the Athol Daily News and as an administrative assistant for the Upward Bound program at the Northfield Mount Hermon School.
She later worked as a secretary for the behavioral health program of the Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield.
For many years, Judy served as editor of the Warwick Community Newsletter and was a member of the town's Board of Health. She assisted with publishing projects related to Warwick history.
Though raised a Catholic, Judy found a spiritual home for years at the Trinitarian Congregational Church in Warwick.
Judy was an excellent swimmer and relished family trips on Sundays to Jones Beach with her husband and daughters. She was expert at sewing and knitting and liked to make clothing for her children and grandchildren, including Easter dresses for her daughters.
Judy was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Bill; her brother, Paul Whelen; and her sister, Blanche Hayes.
She is survived by her daughters Linda Styles, of Warwick; Lisa Styles and her husband, Larry Parnass, of Ashfield; and Stacey Styles of Holyoke.
Judy is also survived by her grandchildren, Rebecca Marz and her husband, Scott Marz, of Orange; Hunter P. Styles of Northampton; Liza Styles of New Orleans; Jack P. Styles of Northampton; and Liberty P. Styles of New York City. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren, Tracy Styles of Warwick and her husband, Matt Allen; and Devin Marz of Orange.
The Styles family appreciates the care provided to Judy recently by Dorothy Hutchison and Laurie Ray.
Burial will be in the Warwick Cemetery.
Friends and community members are invited to attend a June 28 memorial service for Judy at 6 p.m. at the Metcalf Chapel of the Trinitarian Congregational Church, 32 Athol Road, Warwick.
Memorial donations can be made in Judy's name to the Metcalf Chapel. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/recorder/obituary.aspx?n=julia-mary-styles-whelen&pid=185309080#sthash.k2PhtB6N.dpuf