Judith “Judy” Riley Walters, 67, of Fernandina Beach, Florida, passed away on July 8, 2019 surrounded by her family.
Judy was born to Dr. and Mrs. William F. Riley on September 1, 1951 in New Britain, Connecticut. As a child, she excelled in school and enjoyed playing field hockey. Judy attended Penn State University, graduating with honors in Health and Physical Education.
Judy moved to Fernandina Beach and created a life she loved. In addition to being a dedicated and loving wife, mother, and Special Education teacher, Judy also loved travel, skiing, summer vacations to Cape Cod, her many friendships, and serving others through her volunteer efforts in various local organizations including a cause very close to her heart, the Katie Caples Foundation. Throughout her entire life, she held an unwavering faith in God, which she shared with those who surrounded her, both in word and action.
Judy joins her parents, Bill and Marion, in Heaven. She is survived by her husband, Kenny, her sister, Pat (Michael), her children, Matthew (Melissa), Elizabeth (Arnold), Rachel (Paul), and Michael, and her grandchildren, Riley, Caroline, Max, Paul, and Mabel, as well as beloved extended family.
Judy will be greatly missed by her family and her friends. She left a lasting legacy in her family, as well as her local community.
Visitation will be held at Oxley Heard Funeral Home on Friday, July 12th, from 6pm to 8pm with a prayer vigil beginning at 7pm. Funeral Mass will be said at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Saturday, July 13th, at 11am with Fr. Briggs Hurley as celebrant. The Mass will be followed by a reception at the First Presbyterian Church, Jim Thomas Hall.
Donations on her behalf can be made to the Katie Caples Foundation or Community Hospice.