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Mary Judith Pellegrini

MILLERTON — Known by most people in Millerton back in the 1970s and ’80s as Judy Geisler, Mary Judith Pellegrini, 78, passed away on March 27, 2022, in Clermont, Fla., surrounded by her family.

Judy owned the former Sew What Shop in Millerton, which was a seamstress shop on Main Street.

When she married Richard Pellegrini Sr. of Ashley Falls in 1988 they moved to Dania and then to Lake Placid, Fla.

There she worked for Beal’s Department Stores as a Store Manager.

When Richard passed she moved to Clermont to be closer to her family.

Anyone who knew Judy will remember she always had a big smile on her face and was an exceptionally warm and caring person, always putting others’ needs above her own.

Judy was predeceased by her husband, Richard Pellegrini  Sr.

She is survived by her son, George Geisler of Copake; her daughter, Jennifer (Geisler) Lister of Clermont; her granddaughter, Kaitlyn Rigsby and her husband, Kodee, of Gainesville, Fla.; her sisters, Marion DeWaters of Valhalla, N.Y., Cathy Scuito of Danbury, and Jeanne Thompson of Hopewell Junction, N.Y; and several nieces and nephews.

Judy was also predeceased by her parents, Hazel (McBride) and Albert Lane of Thornwood, N.Y.

No funeral services are scheduled. However, there was a Celebration of Life Gathering on Saturday, April 9, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Clock Tower Restaurant in Copake.

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