ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Judith Ann Passalacqua, 74 years old, born on November 2, 1946, and passed away on February 20, 2021. Judith was born Judith Ann Hudson and during her time on Earth merged her life and had last names adopted by marriage as Heath and for the final 22 years of her journey, Passalacqua.
Posted by Tracy Lindstrom on March 11, 2021
Judi was instrumental in preparing me for the life I desired to live. From the age of seven, She taught me how to eat, walk, dress and act like a little lady. As I got older, She instilled confidence in me and helped me see my value as a young woman coming of age. When I reached adulthood she was a steadfast supporter of everything I did and always there when I needed a little moral support. She was a great “grandma Judi” to my kids when they were little and my continued friend through the decades. I will miss her smile and easy going nature. She’s finally at peace now, and I am very grateful for that.
Posted by James Mancini Heath on March 11, 2021
We have heard you have soared high
with feathery wings powered by your loving spirit.
And though you have gone on without us Mother,
we shall remember your smile with the evening stars.

And on our calm morning walks,
hearing the waves of the ocean shore,
we will know you are still walking beside us.

And when you appear again to us
beckoning with your arms open wide
we will no longer have to wait to see you again
Dear Mother.
Posted by James Mancini Heath on March 11, 2021
When I met Judi nearly 12 years ago she welcomed me into her home and made me feel like I was one of her sons. She had a loving motherly instinct about her and she always made people feel special. 
Some of the most treasured memories I have of Judi were celebrating her birthday lunches with her and her son Michael, how we would laugh and enjoy each other's company. Michael and I loved to surprise her with birthday gifts followed by ice cream for dessert and she would never say no. Having no parents of my own I feel blessed having known her and for having been a part of her life. She loved photography and so much more of the arts, she had so many artistic talents herself including her beading. She always loved Michael's paintings and I tried to make her a photograph of each one whenever I could.  Having heard the many wonderful stories of her life as a Mom made me love her over and over again. Laughter, joy, inspiration and definitely love will always be her legacy. 
Goodbye for now beautiful soul you will be forever missed. 
Your Son, James
Posted by Anthony Passalacqua on March 11, 2021
Judith Ann Passalacqua was born on November 2,1946 in Los Angeles , California. She died at home with her loving husband and son Michael at her side on February 20, 2021. Judi was an outgoing person with a personality to match. She graduated from a city college in the Los Angeles area. Judi's career was was widely ranged from secretary to the president of Piaget Watches in New York City to office manager where she spent 28 years at Tri City Glass in Lemon Grove, California, and let's not for get the toughest job of Motherhood. in May of 1997 she met her husband Anthony (Tony) Passalacqua and they were married on April 24, 1999. Judi's biggest achievement besides raising 3 boys and helping raise 3 stepdaughters was buying a home on her own. Over her life time Judi belonged to many different organizations, one of which she was president of the San Diego Genealogy Society. Judi also had many hobbies such as scrap booking, jewelry making collecting Hall tea pots, and depression glass just to name a few. She loved to travel especially on road trips where she could stop along the way to see the sites. Judi has also traveled to Belgium, Italy, and Mexico. Her favorite was to go camping. Judi was a hugger and a kisser, you would always hear her ask "How can I help?" When she was a teenager her favorite thing to do was set up her record player and listen to music and dance all while washing the dishes. Judi is survived by her husband Anthony Passalacqua of El Cajon, her sons Michael and James Heath of San Diego, CA. Brendan and Lisa Heath of Mesa, AZ. Phillip and Ashley Heath of Gilbert, AZ. 3 step daughters Elaine Heath and Joe Garcia of San Diego, CA. Tracy and Troy Lindstrom of La Mesa, CA. Kristina and David Jones of Santee CA. Judi also leaves behind her brothers and sisters James (Smokey) and Diana Hudson of Commerce,TX. Dale and Dana Hudson of Athens,TX, Becky and Bill Thomas of Valley View, TX. Edwin and Vivian Nichols of Hartsburg, MO. Joyce and Danny Galbreath of Columbia, MO. and Mike and Tammy Nichols of St. Louis, MO. and 11 grandchildren. she will be missed by family and friends, near and far.   


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Posted by Tracy Lindstrom on March 11, 2021
Judi was instrumental in preparing me for the life I desired to live. From the age of seven, She taught me how to eat, walk, dress and act like a little lady. As I got older, She instilled confidence in me and helped me see my value as a young woman coming of age. When I reached adulthood she was a steadfast supporter of everything I did and always there when I needed a little moral support. She was a great “grandma Judi” to my kids when they were little and my continued friend through the decades. I will miss her smile and easy going nature. She’s finally at peace now, and I am very grateful for that.
Posted by James Mancini Heath on March 11, 2021
We have heard you have soared high
with feathery wings powered by your loving spirit.
And though you have gone on without us Mother,
we shall remember your smile with the evening stars.

And on our calm morning walks,
hearing the waves of the ocean shore,
we will know you are still walking beside us.

And when you appear again to us
beckoning with your arms open wide
we will no longer have to wait to see you again
Dear Mother.
Posted by James Mancini Heath on March 11, 2021
When I met Judi nearly 12 years ago she welcomed me into her home and made me feel like I was one of her sons. She had a loving motherly instinct about her and she always made people feel special. 
Some of the most treasured memories I have of Judi were celebrating her birthday lunches with her and her son Michael, how we would laugh and enjoy each other's company. Michael and I loved to surprise her with birthday gifts followed by ice cream for dessert and she would never say no. Having no parents of my own I feel blessed having known her and for having been a part of her life. She loved photography and so much more of the arts, she had so many artistic talents herself including her beading. She always loved Michael's paintings and I tried to make her a photograph of each one whenever I could.  Having heard the many wonderful stories of her life as a Mom made me love her over and over again. Laughter, joy, inspiration and definitely love will always be her legacy. 
Goodbye for now beautiful soul you will be forever missed. 
Your Son, James
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Shared by Michael Heath on March 14, 2021
What a perfect setting for this day of remembrance for Judith Ann Passalacqua, my Mother.

Judi would have loved being here. Well she is here. We embody her memory and that is a powerful force.

A special thanks goes out to Tony, Kristina and her husband David for hosting us today. I also want to thank Marie for caring for my mother.

As Tony would say, “your Mom was a hugger and kisser1” Anyone who knew Judy would consider that a very true statement.  My mother loved life, family and friends and wouldn’t miss an opportunity to hug and kiss on you. Watch out if you weren’t as affectionate! 

I miss that part of her so very much. So much more of a profound gift she leaves all of us in the midst of this pandemic. And what a smile Judi had. A smile that would pierce your soul. You couldn’t help to be touched by her grace.

Alzheimer’s showed little mercy on Judi. We have lost many in our family to the ravages of this decease. but even though she was profoundly aware of the possibility that she too could be faced with this diagnosis, she was determined that it would not define her. 

During her 74 years on Earth, she shared with us gifts of love, passion for life, courage, determination and at times struggle and heartache. What I am most in awe of was her ability to always hold a sense of wonder, a sense of adventure and gusto for living with intention.

I love you mom.  Thank you for giving me the gift of life.
Shared by Anthony Passalacqua on March 14, 2021
I miss you so much my dear wife. I am heart broken. I wish that I could hold you in my arms again even only for a little while. I know that you are no longer suffering and for that I am happy. I tried my best to take care of you and to make sure that all of your needs were met. I know that sometimes you didn't want to do what I needed you to do but I hope you know that I was just trying to take care of you and do what was best for you. I don't hold any grudges towards you, and I would take care of you all over again even knowing what would be in store for me because I love you so much. Thank you for loving me as much as you do. 
I know that the days ahead of me will be challenging but it will be easier knowing that you will be at my side in spirit to help me through this. 
I love you Judi