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Judith Ann Madden Crump

NORTH CANAAN — Judith Ann Madden Crump, 80, of North Canaan, passed away unexpectedly at Danbury Hospital on Feb. 24, 2023. Judy, as she preferred to be called, was born July 2, 1942,  in Winsted to Raymond and Gertrude (Heady) Madden.

She grew up in Winsted and met the love of her life there.

On Sept 19, 1964, she married Richard V. Crump. They moved to Canaan in 1968 and were married for 58 years. They loved to travel together, frequently going on cruises and bus trips. She was the loving mother to Stephen and Cheryl.

Judy loved animals, especially gorillas, monkeys and dolphins. Some of her greatest adventures involved swimming with the dolphins and sea lions. Her last adventure was a trip to the Atlanta Zoo and the Georgia Aquarium, where she got to see and interact with her favorite animals.

Judy worked at Canaan Pharmacy, Becton Dickinson and Edward R. Hamilton Bookseller, where she met many of her friends. She had an infectious laugh and was a joy to be around. Family and friends were very important to Judy. They meant everything to her. She loved chatting with her friends and family near and far on Facebook. She could frequently be seen giving her friends a hard time, but everyone knew that was a sign that she loved them.

She loved all her nieces, nephews and their families.  She was proud of them all. She loved seeing everyone every year at the family reunions. Many of her friends’ children saw her as a second mother, a position she did not take lightly. She loved every one of them as if they were her own family.

In addition to her parents Judy was predeceased by her brother Raymond Madden Jr., sisters Helen Leila Madden and Marjorie Robillard. She is survived by her husband Richard, children Stephen and Cheryl, and niece’s Jeanie Hilton, Sue Robillard, Helen Stringham, Janice Madden Coon, Marge Valois and Amy Robillard; nephews Tim Robillard, Guy Robillard, Raymond Madden and Donald Madden, as well as all their children.

Judy has requested no calling hours instead the family will host a celebration of life in the spring. She will be buried beside her parents in Winchester cemetery in the spring.

The family would like to thank Canaan Ambulance, all the staff at Sharon Hospital (who treated her like family) and the staff at Danbury Hospital for the wonderful care they gave her.

Please consider a donation to one of Judy’s favorite charities, MilesandsmilesforHadley.com, St Jude’s or the Disabled American Veterans.

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