Judith A. Sobocinski, 81, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on November 9, 2022. Judy and her husband, Dr. Lawrence J. Sobocinski, lived in Harbor Ridge, FL. for the past 6 years, after moving from Larchmont, NY, where they resided for 45 years. Judy was a loving wife and best friend to Larry for 57 years.
Born on January 16, 1941, in the Bronx, NY, Judy was the youngest of three girls to the late Frederick and Florence (Walsh) Miller and is survived by her sisters Roberta Gilhuly and Nancy Dolan of Fairfield, CT. Judy was the loving mother to Susan Puchert (Kevin) of Westport, CT, Krisha Mahoney (Steve) of Sherborn, MA, John Sobocinski (Monika) of Ridgefield, CT, and Katie Oxman (Lee) of Greenwich, CT, proud “Gammy” to her 8 grandchildren, Grace, Isabel, Courtney, Kathryn, Caroline, Marek, Siri and Jane, whom she deeply adored, and "Aunt Judy" to 20 nieces and nephews.
Judy grew up in Pelham, NY, where she attended Pelham High School and later graduated from Marymount College with a Bachelors Degree in Education in 1960. After having taught first grade at Alice E. Grady Elementary School in Elmsford, NY, Judy embarked on what she considered her most rewarding and proudest achievement; raising her family. Judy and Larry planted roots in Larchmont, NY, where they, along with their children, made lifelong friends and countless memories throughout the community. Judy’s love of family and friends could not be diminished or contained, spending family summers in Fairfield, CT, and winter weekends in Stratton, VT, she was well known for bringing people together to share in each other’s company. An enthusiastic athlete, Judy could often be found organizing, and playing, in friendly competitions on golf courses throughout Westchester County. As a talented seamstress, small business owner, and selfless volunteer throughout her community and parish, Judy often donated her time, skills and services to helping those in need; including St. John & Paul Parish, the Girl Scouts of America, substitute teaching, cooking and delivering meals for Fr. Groeschel's Trinity Retreat House, and organizing dozens of fundraisers and social events. Most importantly, Judy is remembered as a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. She loved life and chose HAPPINESS as her daily affirmation. All who knew Judy, cherished and embraced her enthusiasm for life, respect for others, her faith, her dedication and her selfless love of family and friends.
Friends and family may visit at the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Rd., Fairfield on Monday, November 14, from 4PM-7PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 149 South Pine Creek Ave, Fairfield on Tuesday at 11AM