Judith Marie Tulipani
January 26, 1944 - January 26, 2023

Judith Tulipani passed away on January 26th 2023. She was 79 years old. She was preceded in death by her mother and father Catherine and William, her brother Mike  and our dog Romeo. Judith leaves behind her loving husband (big)Vince her grateful children Matt and (little)Vince,her wonderful granddaughter Aubrey, her loving brothers Bill and Paul, her loving sisters Linda and Kay, as well as our dog Taco Bella.

The last several years of Judy’s life has been difficult, but she was a warrior and she faced this journey with an uncommon courage. I hope she knew how much we all loved her an how in awe I was of her.

Judy was my mom and she was a great mom. One of my earlier memories of my mother was of her dropping me off at daycare so she could go to work. For fifteen minutes I held on to her leg and begged her to take me with her. I hope she didn’t spend that day worrying about me but she undoubtedly did. She did so much right and so little wrong raising me and my brother. She was so loving and patient. At times we fought, at times we were bad, at times we messed up, and at times we really messed up, and through it all she loved us, she forgave us, and she sacrificed for us.

I am so lucky that Judy was my mom but sometimes I wish I could have been around during her formative years when I wasn’t even a twinkle in her eyes. I remember one time she told me that Aunt Kay stabbed my Uncle Bill with a kitchen knife. I remember when mom told me that story I laughed so hard. Even at that age my sense of humor skewed kind of dark. My mom laughed just as hard. Luckily it was a flesh wound and Bill survived so we were allowed to laugh. She thought farts were funny too. She was right, farts are funny. Judy loved to laugh, loved to have fun, and had devoted friends and family who she blessed with her presence and who she was blessed by.

Judy was born to be a nurse. That was the career field and her calling. She nursed until she physically could no longer nurse. Like most nurses she made less than what she was owed but she would never complain. After Judy retired from nursing her health began to slowly deteriorate and her husband Vince had to become the nurse and primary advocate for my mom. It’s a role that no spouse wants to have to fill but he did it admirably and with love. It’s not surprising though because he was taught by the best. Thank you mom for being the best. You are loved and you will be missed.

In lieu of flowers or gifts please feel free to send donations to hospice and or the MS society. Both of these organizations have provided great support to our family.

1 Comment

  • Deborah Posted January 27, 2023 9:53 pm

    I wish I could have gotten to know her differently than being her hospice aide, but taking care of her was the bright spot of my day. My condolences to you all!!

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