Judith A. Melleady (née McGee), affectionately known as Judy, age 76, of Mullica Hill, New Jersey, formerly of Maple Shade, passed away peacefully on December 15, 2019, surrounded by her loving family.

Beloved wife for fifty-six years of John P. Melleady; devoted mother of Donna (Alan) of Maple Shade, John (Gin) of Franklinville, Raymond (Shannon) of Chester Springs, Pa., Debbie (Michael) of Mt. Royal, and Steve, (Sandy) of Maple Shade. Loving grandmother of Dan (Olga), Matt (Becca), Lindsey, Kellie, A.J., Rebecca, Connor, John, Luke, Lisa, Ian, Lila, Emily, and Mallory, and great-grandmother of Melrose. Dear sister of Mary, Jim, Ronnie and the late Anne-Marie (Buzz), Bernadette, and Raymond. Also survived by her dear cousin, Kathleen Burkhardt. Predeceased by her beloved parents, Raymond and Mary (Coulter) McGee.

Judy loved life and time with family. She especially loved family reunions and vacations in North Wildwood, with simple times on the front porch, down the beach, and at the dinner table.

Relatives and friends are invited to The Church of the Incarnation, 240 Main St., Mantua, New Jersey, on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 from 9.30 to 10:45am for Judy’s viewing, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00. Interment immediately following in the Gloucester County Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 240 North Tuckahoe Road in Williamstown, New Jersey.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to Samaritan Hospice of Voorhees at https://samaritannj.org/giving/donate-now/, and the Huntington’s Disease Society of America at https://hdsa.org/get-involved/donation-opportunities/ would be greatly appreciated.

Posted by Lynn O'Loughlin on December 17, 2019
A LOVELY WOMAN AND FRIEND,,,I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER HER REST IN PEACE  GOD BLESS JOHN AND FAMILY
Posted by Carol Vanderwoude on December 16, 2019
You are My Sunshine!
Posted by Joyce Cook on December 17, 2019
Dear Ray and family, we are so sorry for the loss of your Mother. She was too young, but God called her home. God bless you all.

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Posted by Lynn O'Loughlin on December 17, 2019
A LOVELY WOMAN AND FRIEND,,,I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER HER REST IN PEACE  GOD BLESS JOHN AND FAMILY
Posted by Carol Vanderwoude on December 16, 2019
You are My Sunshine!
Posted by Joyce Cook on December 17, 2019
Dear Ray and family, we are so sorry for the loss of your Mother. She was too young, but God called her home. God bless you all.
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Shared by Kellie Melleady on December 17, 2019
Growing up, I remember visiting my Mommom in Sweetwater. I was always the pickiest eater, but she never failed to have french fries and soft pretzels ready for my arrival. Everyone else would be eating what they called “normal person food,” but she always had my back. We also both shared a love for photography.  I always enjoyed visiting because she would let me use her camera, showing me new tricks and tips on how to take the best pictures. We now have many photos to look back at to remember all the good times we had as a family. I’ll always appreciate her for these small things. ❤

As I got a little older, we shared the same love for red wine. When she would finish her glass, she'd try to steal mine. I would eventually give in, and just pour myself another glass (haha). This is something I’ll miss on Christmas Eve at Uncle Stevens house. It certainly won’t be the same not having her around, but I will continue to cherish moments like these.

Tomorrow is not going to be easy.
I love you Mommom, forever and always. Rest in Peace.

Carol Vanderwoude

Shared by Carol Vanderwoude on December 16, 2019
Aunt Judy, having Huntington's disease, 
stole everything from her.It was so painful to watch and I can only imagine how it felt for Uncle Mel and her children. However,she managed to call my Mom,"Bernie" every single morning and sing " You are my sunshine".If my Mom wasn't home she left the messages on her voicemail.I think my Mom tried to save everyone until her voicemail was full. My Mom looked forward to those calls. The conversation was difficult but the song was clear as a bell.What a blessing to my Mom and I'm so glad they're together again.

Judy Jumpers

Shared by Raymond Melleady on December 16, 2019
My mother had amazing hand writing. Poor grades or incomplete work would be sent home for a parent signature. Mom would always sign my papers with Judy Jumpers. Some teachers found this particularly offensive and would hold me after school for detention - Mr. Van Horn in fifth grade would get very upset with me and made sure he vocalized his displeasure. When I appealed to my Mother to please use her real name when signing my poorly graded papers. She would raise her can of Miller Lite and say, "Raymond, get better grades."