Judith (Judy) Ready Root passed away on Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at age 86. Born June 30, 1936 in Burlington, VT, she was the daughter of Martin W. and Kathleen (Durkee) Ready. Upon the demise of her parents, she was raised in Shelburne by grandparents, John (Jack) and Clara (Haight) Ready and attended the "old" Shelburne Elementary and High Schools and Trinity College in Burlington. Judy worked in Burlington until 1964 when she married Wilfred Root, Jr. and moved to Bellows Falls. After many moves, the family settled in Eden and Judy worked in Morrisville 20 years for UVM Extension Service and another 22 years for the Lamoille Solid Waste District.
Upon retiring in July of 2013, Judy enjoyed working in her flower gardens, was an avid reader and had many videos that were favorites. Visits to Burlington were special to her as all her cousins, uncles and aunts resided there.
She is survived by her son Kevin Root of Eden, her daughter Pamela O'Neil and her children Andrew and Devin O'Neil, Autumn Jarvis and husband Brad, and great-grandson Weston Jarvis of Morrisville. Judy also leaves behind many dear friends of her youth and employment. She was predeceased by the father of her children, Wilfred Root, Jr., her special son-in-law Steven O'Neil, and her beloved cat Beeba.
A Memorial Service in Judith's honor will be held on Friday, May 12, 2023 at 6pm at the des Groseilliers Funeral Home, 97 Church Street, Hardwick, VT. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Judy's name may be made to the Lamoille Area Cancer Network in Morrisville at www.https://lacnvt.org/donate/
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