Judith O. Devokaitis passed away on January 14th, 2023, after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s. Judy was the wife of the late Andrew Devokaitis, and is predeceased by her parents Frank and Ruth (Young) Ohlson and her sister Jane (Ohlson) Stevens.
Born in 1944, Judy spent her childhood years growing up on Paper Goods Pond in Kensington, CT spending many winter hours ice-skating. She graduated from Berlin High and went on to Central CT Teacher’s College. She taught for more than 28 years at Griswold Elementary School in Berlin before becoming the school’s Assistant Principal. Judy retired in 1999 to enjoy time doing her favorite activities- golfing, traveling, skiing, bowling, and watching the UCONN Women’s Basketball Team.
Judy was a member of ADK Teaching Sorority, the Women’s Club of New Britain, and served on the HOA for her and Andy’s residences in both Southington and Rocky Hill. Judy’s favorite home away from home was Lake Winnipesaukee where she vacationed at least once a summer. She loved to swim but was notorious for never getting her hair wet- even as she was teaching her niece and nephew to dive.
Judy is survived by her nephew Michael Stevens and his wife Kat, children Samantha and Matthew Zapor of Wethersfield; niece Sarah Barr and her husband Tom and children Elizabeth and Zachary of Portland; brother in law Bruce Stevens of Portland; sister in law Susan Devokaitis and husband Charles Weedon of Pomfret; brother in law Michael Devokaitis and wife Debra of Fort Mill SC; niece Emily Chapman and husband Peter and children Corbett and Edith of Washington DC; and nephew Marc Devokaitis and wife Kate and daughter Audrey of Trumansburg NY.
Calling hours will be held Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023 from 3-5 pm at Erickson-Hansen Funeral Home of Berlin at 111 Chamberlain Hwy, Berlin, CT. Burial will be private at the discretion of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her honor to the Loon Preservation Committee, 183 Lees Mill Rd, Moultonborough, NH 03254 or the CT Valley Girl Scouts, 340 Washington St, Hartford CT 06106.
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