Judith Anne Thebado
Judith (Judy) Anne Thebado, 64, of Thompson, CT, passed away at the home she shared with her brother, Jeff, on October 14, 2022, surrounded by her loving brothers and sisters. Over the last 10 years or so, Judy was plagued with many medical issues, and she fought them all with courage and grace. God saw just how much she was suffering and took her into His arms and brought her to her eternal home.
Judy was the middle child; the middle ‘J’. It was always ‘JanJoanJudyJeffJerry’! She was born in Boulder, CO on March 29, 1958, to the late James H. Thebado (who passed away in 2016) and Jeanne E.(Sward) Thebado (who passed away in 2005).
Judy graduated in 1976 from Springfield High School in Springfield, Minnesota. She continued on to get her Associates Degree from the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, Minnesota.
After college, Judy moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota and worked at the Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport while attending school to become a travel agent. She found her passion for working with people and sending them on wonderful adventures. Judy had her own adventures as well, Utah during her January break in college, Greece, Hawaii, Rome, and Mexico were some of her highlights.
Judy loved the ocean, the mountains, snow skiing, ceramics. But most of all, she loved spending time with her family. Her family meant more to her than anything else in the world. We were blessed to have a family reunion at Judy and Jeff’s on September 24, 2022, and she was in her glory. Judy was so happy that all four of her adored great-nieces and great-nephews were there, along with her niece and her nephews.
Judy had a deep faith and believed she would be reunited with her parents, grandparents, friends and relatives one day. She was a communicant of St. Mary’s Parish in Putnam, CT.
Judy is survived by her sister, Jan Beltis, of Pembroke, MA; her sister, Joanie Beltis and her husband, Rick of Dedham, MA; her brother, Jeff Thebado, of Thompson, CT; her brother, Jerry Thebado and his husband, Scott Smith, of Pembroke, MA; her niece, Allie Yarosh and her husband, Kris and their children, Kellan and Shea, of Easton, MA; her nephews, Spencer Beltis and his wife, Molly and their children, Zoie and Jackson, of Pembroke, MA; Drew Beltis and his partner, Brandon, of Brewster, MA; and, Garrett Beltis and his husband, Kayle Walls, of Stamford, CT. Judy is also survived by her cousin, Malinda Conley and her daughter, Kalena Conley, of Highlands Ranch, CO; her Godmother, Joanne Schwappach, of Denver, CO; her Great-Aunt Shirley Mulig of OH; her second family, Jeanne and Jim McManus of MN; and countless friends from Minnesota, Alaska, Arizona, Texas, and Connecticut.
A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial for Judy will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 5, 2022, at St. Mary Church of the Visitation, 218 Providence Street, Putnam, CT. A private burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to The Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place, West Brookline, MA 02445-7226; or to Hospice & Palliative Care of NECT, 32 South Main Street, Putnam, CT. 06260. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT.
Judy will be deeply missed by all those she has left behind. She was one of a kind, and to be loved by her was to be truly blessed.