Judith Donnelly

Obituary of Judith A. Donnelly

Judith A. Donnelly (nee Young), age 82, of Somers Point, NJ, passed away December 21, 2020. Born in Philadelphia, Judy graduated from Girls High School in January 1957. She went on to work at First Pennsylvania Bank where she would meet her husband to be. Judy was very active in Northeast Christian Endeavor and Holmesburg United Methodist Church. She was the youth leader here at HUMC for many years and mentored numerous young people. Judy volunteered at several locations in Northeast Philadelphia, from tutoring children at J.H. Brown School, making and serving soup to those in need at the King's Kitchen in HUMC, to her weekly Wednesday Byberry craft/game days.


Judy loved the beach and spent many a summer day at the family home in Stone Harbor and on the 101st Street beach with her family and friends. This led her and Bob to retire to Somers Point, NJ in 2012 where she joined Lifegate Church and continued to worship and serve the Lord.


Judy is survived by her devoted husband of almost 60 years, Robert H. Donnelly, 3 children, Linda, Rob, and Karen (Peter), 7 grandchildren, James, Patrick, Jaclyn, Brian (Laura), Alexandra, Bree and Kayla, 5 great grandchildren, Patrick, Jayla, Jaxon, Calvin and soon to be born Everly. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sister, Nancy Kerr (Robert).


A memorial service will be held on a future date. In support of Judy's undying desire to help those less fortunate and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory at Heifer International – heifer.org

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