Judith Thompson

Judith Gormly "Judy" Thompson

Sunday, June 8th, 1947 - Monday, September 9th, 2019
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Obituary

Judith “Judy” Gormly Thompson, of Fredonia, N.Y., passed away peacefully at her home Monday September 9,2019. Judy was born June 8, 1947 in Brooklyn, N.Y. She was lovingly adopted by Douglas and Dorothy Gormly and raised with her brother John in Fredonia. She graduated from Fredonia High School in 1965. She attended SUNY Fredonia as well as Vermont College. Judy was first and foremost a beloved daughter, wife, mother and grandmother. She gave of herself selflessly to be sure her family was loved and well cared for. Photography became a passion for Judy after the birth of her first granddaughter. She went on to be a featured local artist, with a showing of her photography at the Pendergast Library in Jamestown. Judy loved to sing and performed in both the Festival Chorus at SUNY Fredonia and in the choir at Chautauqua Institution. Judy enjoyed riding motorcycle with her husband. Their longest trip was cross country to Yellowstone National Park on their Harley Davidson. They also enjoyed traveling to the New England area in their convertible Volkswagen Beetle.
Judy is survived by her 2 devoted daughters, Sara Zeller, and Kristie (Donald) Skellie, as well as 3 loving granddaughters: Karlie and Abbey Skellie, and Cameryn Zeller.
Besides her parents Judy was predeceased by her husband, Timothy E. Thompson, brother, John Gormly and son-in-law, Roger Zeller.
Friends may call this Friday, September 13, 4-7pm at LARSON-TIMKO Funeral home, 20 Central Ave, Fredonia, NY. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, September 14, at the Fredonia First United Methodist Church, 25 Church St., Fredonia, NY at 11 am. Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association P.O Box 417005, Boston, Massachusetts 02241-7005. On-line condolences may be made at larsontimkofuneralhome.com. Arrangements by David J. Dengler. 716-679-9000.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, September 13th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Friday, September 13th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Larson-Timko Funeral Home
    Address
    20 Central Avenue
    FREDONIA, NY 14063
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  • Service

    Saturday, September 14th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, September 14th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    First United Methodist Church of Fredonia
    Address
    25 Church Street
    FREDONIA, NY
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    Officiant
    Rev. Nettie Puleff
  • Interment

    Location
    Webster Road Cemetery
    Address
    Webster Road
    FREDONIA, NY
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    Interment will be private.

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David Smith

Posted at 07:09pm
Judy Gormly Thompson and her brother John were the children of my father's first cousin Douglas Gormly, making them my second cousins. But Douglas' mother Anna (sister to my paternal grandfather James) and her husband Norville died about 1930, when Douglas was quite young. Loyal to the promise made to his sister Anna, my grandfather assumed responsibility for Douglas and his sister Margaret in their youth. So, my father, an only child, in effect and certainly very willingly grew up with his first cousins Douglas and Margaret being in effect his siblings. For all intents and purposes Judy's father was the brother my father did not otherwise have, but really did have - and everyone in the family knew this well. Thus for me and my siblings Douglas and Margaret were "Uncle Douglas" and "Aunt Margaret" and their children. including Judy, John, Peggy and Charlie, were always regarded as first cousins to me, my sister Betsy and my late brother Jim. Although not getting together often with Judy and John, when we did it always seemed very easy and natural. It was certainly always special. Although I was able to attend the funeral of John (Douglas and his wife also), regrettably my wife Vicki and I are unable to be with Judy's family today and tomorrow. But we will of course be thinking of all of you, even those we have never met. Obviously I have a certain Gormly-Smith perspective on all of this. I add that to my knowledge Judy, only two months younger than I, was closer in age to me than any other relative. All of this makes her passing especially meaningful. With fond remembrances, David Smith and Linden (Vicki) Smith, Kinderhook, NY.

Traci Potter

Posted at 04:13pm
Sara & family,
Wishing you comforting thoughts full of happy memories of your mom.
With sympathy,
Traci (Morath) Potter
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Charlie and Roxanne Pratt

Posted at 10:50am
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