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Bobbie Ann Judge (Yokley). 5/30/1932 – 6/12/2022.
Predeceased by husband and love of her life, Joseph V. Judge; father, Sam Yokley; mother, Irene Yokley Carnevale; step-father, Joseph Carnevale; brothers, James Yokley and Sam Yokley.
Survived by children, Mary Ann (Mike) Eggert, Karen Zampatori (John), Kevin (Julie) Judge, Sharon Brooker; 12 grandchildren, Caren, David, Erica, Lisa, Lori, Elise, Kaarina, Leland, Claire, Cara, Frankie, Jamie; 15 great grand children and 1 great great grandchild.
Born to be a nurse
Bobbie Judge lived and loved completely; touching lives wherever she went, and selflessly caring for others in ways they needed most, without regard. She was desperately passionate and loyal to her family, her Christian faith, her many friends, and her profession as an RN. Whether in her role as an RN, mother, wife, parishioner, friend, volunteer or elder at St. John’s Home, she was happiest when giving of herself. She had a boundless capacity for empathy, believing that every human deserves kindness and love. Those who met Bobbie, those who knew her, found a deeply gentle and welcoming soul.
Always the caregiver, Bobbie loved being home raising her four children. When they were still young, Bobbie also took on the role of primary caregiver to Grammy and Grandpa Judge. It was a busy home on Cobblestone Drive in Henrietta, and one filled with much love and laughter. Bobbie and Joe made so many incredible lifelong friends there.
Bobbie later reentered the workforce, taking on numerous roles in her capacity as a nurse at Hurlbut Nursing Home. She also worked at Clifton Springs Hospital, and finally retired from Rochester Rehab. Bobbie cared deeply in her work, leaving patients and colleagues better off for having known her. She left a lasting impact wherever she went.
Nothing brought Bobbie greater joy than her grandchildren. She treasured the large gatherings for family picnics, parties, and celebrations, allowing her to catch up with each of them and share her love. She never allowed a birthday or special event to pass without a card, special gift, or a phone call with Nana singing “Happy Birthday”.
Her joyous and youthful sense of humor left us with countless “do you remember when Nana” moments. Whether decorating for Christmas with her grandchildren, chomping some KFC from the bucket at a stop light, tearing up the dance floor on her walker with her grandchildren at age at 85, or perfecting the art form of eating a whole lobster at Hampton Beach, her joy and love for life shined through. Bobbie had a laugh to remember, and it was contagious. Nothing brought her beloved Joe more joy than hearing her laugh.
St. John’s Home was Bobbie’s final residence, where she insisted on remaining active and as independent as possible. She spent time talking to those had no one, assisting other elders having difficulties, and of course always doing more than she was supposed to. She had a gift for remembering names. Bobbie knew everyone in the building, and of course the all knew her. But it was not just names she learned, rather, she made certain to learn and understand your story. In her time there, she forever touched so many lives, and brought love and laughter where needed most.
We recently celebrated her 90th birthday with a bash, placing an exclamation point on a life filled with so much love, laughter, family and good friends.
With family by her side, Bobbie took leave of this earthly journey early on the morning of June 12th. We’re sure she left hand in hand with Joe, the love of her life.
Family and friends are invited to call on SATURDAY, June 18, from 11AM-1PM at Miller Funeral and Cremation Services (3325 Winton Rd S). Bobbie’s Funeral Service will follow at 1PM in the funeral home’s chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.