Judith Ann (Martin) Bergeron, of West Brookfield, Massachusetts, passed away at age 74 on June 10, 2019 at UMassMemorial Medical Center after a short illness, surrounded by her husband and children. She was born on November 22, 1944 in Montague City, Massachusetts, to the late Vivian Mavis (Sicard) Martin and the late Joseph John Martin, Sr and graduated from Framingham State College in 1966 with a Bachelor of Arts in Education. She was an elementary schoolteacher for many years and was a favorite long-term substitute teacher because she always left the classroom and students better than she found them.
Judy had a lifelong passion for children and learning, whether expressed through daily crossword puzzles that tested her knowledge and vocabulary, regular reading, or from helping her kids and grandkids with school projects and homework.
Judy was the beloved wife of John G. Bergeron and the two celebrated 52 years of marriage on May 27th. She was preceded in death by her brother, Paul D. Martin. Judy is survived by her sons, James Todd and his wife Patricia (Smith) and John David and his husband Travis Harrell; sister, Jeanne (Martin) Billiel; brothers, Joseph J. Martin, Jr., Robert Martin, and Christopher F. Martin; grandchildren, Zachary James Bergeron, Jacob Todd Bergeron, and Ava Marie Bergeron; numerous adored nephews and nieces; and their extended families.
Judy loved a table filled with good food and family, and her cooking and baking were legendary amongst her family and friends. In her later years, her favorite pastime was any activity with her grandchildren, whether attending soccer games and dance recitals, making their favorite dessert for a special occasion, or simply fetching them from school.
The family invites donations, in lieu of flowers and in honor of Judy's love of learning, to David Prouty High School Scholarship Fund (https://www.dphsscholarshipfund.com/home.html) in support of continuing education for kids in need of extra support.
Friends and family can pay their respects at the wake on Thursday, June 13 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. and a funeral service by Father Bill directly after, at J.Henri Morin & Son Funeral Homes, 23 Maple Terrace, Spencer, Massachusetts, 01562. Following that, there will be a reception at the Spencer Country Inn (http://spencercountryinn.com/).