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Shirley M. Judge (Grier)

April 23, 1931 - November 8, 2018

Service Date: November 13, 2018

Funeral Home Corcoran Funeral Home Inc

Cemetery St. Catherine s Cemetery

Church St. Maria Goretti Church

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Shirley M. Judge, formerly of Swoyersville, passed away Thursday, November 8, 2018 at Celtic Hospice in Geisinger South, Wilkes-Barre.

Shirley was born on April 23, 1931 to Cyril Grier and Madeline (Dolan) Grier of the Green Ridge section of Scranton.

A graduate of Marywood Seminary class of 1949, she held the degree of Business Management with a specialization in Secondary Education from Marywood College having graduated in 1954, having served as secretary to School President Sister Eugenia Kealy, IHM during her time there. She began her teaching career at North Pocono High School until moving to Hamilton Square, New Jersey in 1960. In 1964, having returned from New Jersey to live in Swoyersville, she taught scholastic reading at the Holy Trinity School in Swoyersville. Then after receiving her master’s degree in early childhood education from Marywood College, she began to teach for the Wyoming Valley West School district at the Owen Street School. Prior to her retirement in 1993, Shirley taught kindergarten at the Dana Street Elementary School in Forty-Fort.

She married the late Myles F. Judge on August 20, 1955.

Active in Retirement, she served as president of the Luzerne County PSEA-R as well as active in many other civic groups such as the Woman’s Guild, etc.
Shirley also spent her retirement vacationing to Ocean City, MD with her beloved family. A loving mother and grandmother all her life, her time was their time.

She was preceded in death by her husband Myles F. Judge in 1995, her sister Ann Schirra in 2011, her father Cyril Grier in 1978, and her mother Madeline Grier in 2002.

She is survived by her two children Jerry Judge (Denise) of Allentown, Dr. Mary Ellen Judge-Lewis (William) of Pittston, five grandchildren; William Lewis of Wilkes-Barre, Thomas Lewis of Pittston, Ann and Maddie Lewis of Pittston and Michael Judge of Allentown, sister Catherine Sunick (Thomas) and brother James Grier both of Scranton.

The family would like to thank her caretaker Lindsay Krynak for making the final months of Shirley’s life active and joyful at Highland Park assisted living, which has the most caring staff around. Would also like to thank the nurses and staff of the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital and Celtic Hospice for their compassion and esteem care in her final days.

Funeral will be held Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 9:30 am at the Corcoran Funeral Home, Inc., 20 South Main Street, Plains, PA 18705, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am in St. Maria Goretti Church, 42 Redwood Drive, Laflin, PA 18702. The Parish Rosary Group will pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet and Rosary in the Church 30 minutes before the Mass. All are invited to attend. Interment will be held in St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Moscow, PA.

Family and friends may call Monday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Macular Degeneration Disease Foundation by visiting www.macular.org/how-donate.