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Judy J Tappon, 75, died on April 4, 2023, in Rochester, NY.

Judy is pre-deceased by her parents, Joseph and Sue (Hudec) Johnroe of Penfield, NY, and her longtime companion of 36 years, Pat Wightman Shoemaker, as well as her cousin, Charles Fadale.

She is survived by her husband, Jim Tappon, as well as her four children and their spouses, Drew (Jerry Mahoney), Matthew (Casey Estabrooks), Peter (Ali) and Susie. She is also survived by her seven grandchildren and her sibling, Drew Johnroe (Salli). She is also survived by her cousins, Susie Fadale and her daughters, and Buddy Fadale (Jeanne) and their sons.

A true nature lover, Judy spent most of her time in her back yard, walking her dogs and talking to the neighbors. She enjoyed native gardening, birding, her English Springer Spaniels, general dog training and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mid Atlantic Springer Spaniel Rescue (DONATE ONLINE) or the Rochester Regional Healthcare Hospice and Home Care (DONATE ONLINE)

A celebration of her life will be held July 24, 2023, at the funeral home (3325 Winton Road South, Rochester, NY 14623) from 4-8 PM.

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