"I just want you to know, I've had a wonderful life"
  • 58 years old
  • Born on June 6, 1958 in Chicago, Illinois, United States.
  • Passed away on October 9, 2016 in Mount Prospect, Illinois, United States.

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This online memorial featuring life story (in progress), pictures, videos and stories was created in honor of Judy Wright.  A wonderful kind soul who genuinely loved people with all her heart and loved her family as you'll see through the many stories her friends and family will tell.

She was born on June 6th, 1958 in Chicago, the daughter of the late Bernard Wright and Barbara Secker. She passed away peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016 at home with her family in Mount Prospect, IL after a short term courageous battle with lung cancer. Beloved mother of Angie Sartori (Daniel) Grage; adored grandmother of Justin, Gavin and Ethan Grage; Cherished sister of Lori (Mike) Macpherson, Lisa (John) Severtsen and late Sherry (James) Brown. Loving aunt to Taylor & Kate Macpherson, Emily Seversen, Jason, Robert & Jennifer Wright and Patrick Roberts. Cherished relative and friend of many, many more. 

A memorial service will be held on October 23rd at 12:30pm at:

Saint Paul Lutheran Church
100 South School Street
Mount Prospect, IL

*** Dress business casual- no need for suits! Especially since we're headed to lunch afterward. Nice pants/khakis and polos are good.

Afterward we will all be heading out to celebrate in Judy style with lots of talking, laughing and even dancing.  This will be directly after the service at 2:00pm at:

Lindy's Landing
115 Park Street
Wauconda, IL 60084

Please feel free to share any stories, photos, videos, or celebrations of Judy's life here online.  The more the better and don't be shy about posting funny stories, we can use some laughs and we all know she was quite the character! :)

Posted by Lisa Severtsen on 9th October 2017
Miss you sis! Can't believe it's been a year!
Posted by Lou Gilles on 6th June 2017
Judy, Happy Birthday. I miss you. Thank you, again, for being a friend, for never forgetting about me, and for the wonderful changes that you brought to my life. Love always, Lou
Posted by Angie Sartori on 14th May 2017
Happy Mother's Day Mom. Today just isn't the same without you here, "I miss you" is such an incredible understatement. I miss my best friend and wish you were here. Sending you hugs and kisses and wishing you a wonderful day today among the angels. XOXO
Posted by Norma & Bill Morley on 25th October 2016
We celebrate the beautiful spirit that is Judy and remember well her warm and friendly presence at many gatherings. She was truly a "people" person and had a special gift of making you feel like the most important person in the room.
Posted by Mary Mattran on 23rd October 2016
The thing I most admired about Judy was that she made a great life for herself, bootstrapping herself (for Angie, and to spite all naysayers!) to a great business and life. When I first met her, she had started a professional job after having been a waitress working multiple jobs to support herself and Angie. She didn't take handouts, she made sure she was always independent. She turned her affinity for others into a successful career as a recruiter. But, her best accomplishment in life was you, Angie. Nothing and no one else had a higher priority in her life.
Posted by Lou Gilles on 19th October 2016
I met Judy when she was a recruiter; a career facilitator, is a better description. She was helping me get into Ameritech, in 1995. At that time it was my dream company, and I could not get a foot into the door. Somehow, she made an interview opportunity happen. I got the interview, but not that job. She reassured me that things would get better, and to sit tight. A few months later, I got a call from the same hiring manager offering me a different job. I will never forget how her compassion and support me helped me to get that job. It really led to life changing (and improving) events. More importantly, we became and remained friends. I will always miss you, Judy.
Posted by Sandy Ruth on 18th October 2016
There is clearly not enough space for me to write a tribute to Judy,but I'll do my best, because that's what Judy always did. Growing up with Judy, Sherry, Sheila & I was always fun, & always exciting! What one didn't think of , the other one did. Most of the time, Judy & Sheila planned it out, but Sherry & I carried it out! (Usually a bad ending) Judy has always been a part of my life, in some way or fashion . I will cherish those memories forever. I just always took for granted that she would always be there. As heart broken as I am, I am so thankful to have been able to spend time with her, we laughed, danced, & we cried. She assured me that she had a great life, & "don't cry for me, I'll be back" Until we meet again Judy, love you more❤️
Posted by Robert Blye on 18th October 2016
Judy was a very kind and caring soul. I remember when my girlfriend unexpectedly passed away and Judy spent countless nights on the phone with me. She barely knew me at the time and that is why she will always remain as a light in my memory and heart. Thank you Judy for all the people you touched including me! RIP
Posted by Dwight Geiger on 18th October 2016
R.I.P. I will always remember you as someone who loved and cared about people as well as other species.You were one special lady and I will never forget you.

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