Obituary of Judith M. Allen
Judith passed away peacefully at age 81 on January 12, 2022 at Fishkill Center for Rehab & Nursing in Beacon, NY after complications from Diabetes & a valiant battle with Vascular Dementia.
She was born at Highland Hospital in Beacon, NY to parents Eleanor Silvestri & Richard Irving.
Judy, as she preferred to be called, graduated from Wappingers High School in 1958 & started employment at Woolworths. While there she met her future husband, Dwight Allen & they were married at Zion Episcopal Church in Wappingers Falls, NY on June 9, 1963. Mr. Allen predeceased her in 1997.
After leaving a successful career as a buyer for Woolworths in 1971, Judy provided daycare in her home until 1977. That same year she opened Trim-A-Kake Shoppe in Hughsonville
with her good friend Jackie Rywalt. The store remained open for 40 years, which is an amazing feat for a small business.
Judy also worked part time as a school bus monitor for WCSD from 1996-2017. She loved being with the children she cared for, especially students with special needs.
Judy loved gardening, especially flowers & houseplants. She also had an infinite love for animals, both household pets of which most were strays & wildlife. She enjoyed watching the various birds, turkeys, chipmunks, squirrels, etc that visited daily to the yard.
Judy was a member of Hughsonville Ladies Fire Auxilliary & ICES, a cake decorating association. She was a parishioner of both Zion Episcopal Church in Wappingers & St. Nicholas on the Hudson in New Hamburg.
Judy enjoyed to travel, both for her business & for leisure to visit family & friends. She had traveled to many places in the US, to Canada & even made 2 trips across The Big Pond to Great Britain.
In addition to being predeceased by her parents & husband, she was also predeceased by her stepfather Alfonso Silvestri, with whom she had a very special bond.
Surviving Judy are her daughters Barbara Allen of Hughsonville, Melissa Allen-Stapleford & her husband John of Bear, DE, her brother George Silvestri of Hughsonville, her sister Susan Posner, several nieces, nephews, cousins & friends.
We are saddened by her passing & miss her terribly but we take comfort knowing that she is at peace in Heaven reunited with loved ones. She was an amazing woman, a loving mother, daughter, sister, aunt & friend.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to The Dementia Society of America or to The American Diabetes Association.