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Judy Ann Pearsall

Judy Ann (Stone) Pearsall, 73, of Gardner, died peacefully, Tuesday, September 22, 2020, in Heywood Hospital, Gardner, after an illness.

Born in Winchendon on September 26, 1946, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Henry and Shirley (Hiltz) Stone. She graduated from Narragansett Regional High School, Templeton, with the Class of 1964. Judy was an LPN employed by CAPS Collaborative of Gardner for several years until her retirement in 2006.

Judy had a passion for arts and crafts and enjoyed teaching others. She excelled at painting, woodworking, and basket weaving. She also loved to knit and sew. During the past few months, Judy made over 1000 masks for individuals for COVID protection.

Judy is survived by her significant other of 26-years and husband of 6-years, Raphael W. Pearsall, Sr. of Gardner; a daughter Julie A. Reid of Orange; a son, Raphael W. Pearsall, Jr.; a sister, Rita Richards of Connecticut; five grandchildren, Jessica, Kayleigh, Danielle, Brandon, and Logan; four great-grandchildren, Ayden, Joyce, Xavier, and Elijah; her dog Tobie; several nieces, Debbie and DeeAnn, nephews, cousins and many greatly loved friends.

She was predeceased by her brothers, Marshall and Donald Louis Stone.

Funeral Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater New England Chapter, 101A 1st Avenue, Waltham, MA 02451, or on their website at (www.nationalmssociety.org). Please reference in memory of Judy Ann Pearsall.

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Judy was my cousin and my friend. We didnt see each other often, but we had a lot of great conversations. We worked on the family tree together, which Im not going to lie, led to some of our most amusing chats.

I will miss her and her sense of humor. She left this world a better place for just having been a part of it.

Debbie Sheehan Rodenhiser Sep 30 2020 12:00 AM

My fondest memories of my Aunt Judy was spending with seemed like my whole summer in her company at the young age of 11.I learned so much from her and she was always so good to me. I will miss her laugh and beautiful smile... I will miss her the rest of my life. Sleep in peace beautiful lady.

Debbie Richard Alberts Sep 28 2020 12:00 AM

Judy was our family babysitter when I was much younger. I have always run into her at craft fairs, flea markets, yard sales and have even been to her home when she had open houses to sell her beautiful handmade crafts. I am glad that I own a few of her beautiful painted crafts. Judy once asked me how I could possibly recognize her after all these year and I told her that it was her warm & genuine smile. I would recognize it anywhere. We will miss you Judy. My deepest condolences to your family.

Lori Nix Sep 26 2020 12:00 AM

Some might say Judy and I met on the dance floor. She told me that she liked the way I danced with another woman and wondered why I danced different with her. I told her the women I danced with auto adjusted my style - i.e., height, weight, dancing ability, etc. Also, told her to just let me lead and relax Well it seems we finally got in matched step and it lasted for 32 beautiful years.

Raphael Pearsall Sep 26 2020 12:00 AM

Judy was such a good friend when we went to Templeton Grammar School together. I remember going to visit her when her family lived at the Developmental Center for awhile, where I believe her Dad was a caretaker. Later when I went to work there myself, I used to think of her each time I drove in to work. Hugs and sympathy for her family. With fond regards. Terry

Terry Filz Vachowski Sep 26 2020 12:00 AM

I worked with Judy when I started working in Caps. Gardener . I met her in one of the classroom.. She said something about crafts.. We got together and shared our crafts together for 16 years.. I missed her company. Keep on painting in the clouds , Judy. Prayers to the family and Ralph.

Mary W. Sep 25 2020 12:00 AM