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Judith M. (Taft)(Priestley)(Bersch) Jensen

November 25, 1944 ~ April 19, 2021 (age 76)


ORANGE- Judith Mae (Taft)(Priestley)(Bersch) Jensen, 76, passed  with family at her side on April 19, 2021, after complications from a stroke.

Judith Jensen was a Red Cross poster child for brain surgery at 2 years old.

Judith was born in Gardner on November 25, 1944, the daughter of John M. and Helen (Davis) Taft and graduated from Ralph C. Mahar Regional in 1963.

A resident of Miami Beach Florida for 28 years, Judith worked at the Doral Hotel where she was the Events Coordinator for the Pool Deck. She later returned to Orange to be closer to family.

Judith enjoyed stamp collecting, reading, and needle work and knitting.

Judith was previously married to Donald Priestley and Peter Bersch, and lastly to Ronald Jensen.

Survivors include her children, Chris Priestley, Haley Maxwell and Ben Priestley, as well as Peter Bersch and his wife Takiko; grandchildren, Chevyonne Mercier, Benjamin Priestley Jr., Brent Priestley, Steven Manjourea, Paige Imprecia, Chase Bersch, Nickolas Bersch, Liam Bersch, Nia Bersch and Savannah Bersch; five great grandchildren; sisters, Sally Sergeant and Susan Blanchard; a brother, John Taft; many nephews and nieces as well as grandnephews and grandnieces; and many friends.

Judith was predeceased by her parents, husbands, Peter Bersch and Ronald Jensen, and her son Travis Bersch who died in 2014.

There are no calling hours.


A memorial service on Friday, April 30, 2021 at 10 a.m. at Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main Street, Orange.

Interment will follow in East Street Cemetery, Petersham.

Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main Street, Orange, is assisting the family.


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Memorial Service
April 30, 2021

10:00 AM
Witty's Funeral Home
158 South Main Street
Orange, Massachusetts 01364

Interment following funeral service
April 30, 2021

East Street Cemetery
East Street
Petersham, Massachusetts 01366

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