Born in Boston on Nov. 13, 1941, the daughter of the late William J. and Virginia (Adler) Sweeney, Judy had formerly lived in Framingham and Newton.
Judy enjoyed a career helping people, graduating with a degree in nursing from Lawrence Memorial, working in pediatrics, convalescence, hospice, care management and the Red Cross. Inspired to assist those in need, Judy founded Exceptionally Yours, a company specializing in clothing for those with disabilities.
In addition to her partner , she is survived by her children; Maura Rubin of Northborough, Robert O. McKie and his wife Elsa of Franklin, Kathleen Vuono of Virginia Beach, Va., Jennifer Hurley and her husband Jim of Franklin , Julie Vincenzino of Hopkinton and Kristin Farese and her husband Eugene of Needham.
She was the mother of the late Tricia McKie.
She is also survived by her precious grandchildren, Christopher Diaz and his wife Meghan, Amanda Vincenzino, Trevor Vuono, Patrick Hurley, Jason McKie, Domenic Vincenzino, Marisa Vincenzino, Michael McKie, Stephen Sweeney, Kathryn Hurley, Drew Rubin, Elyssa Rubin, Emma Vuono, Janelle McKie, Alanna McKie, Eugene Farese and Isabella Farese.
She is also survived by her siblings, William Sweeney and his wife Leslie of Mattapoisett, Paul Sweeney and his wife Kathe of Hampton, N.H., Mark Sweeney and his wife Annette of Mattapoisett, Peggy Snyder of Norfolk, Va., David Sweeney and his wife Carol of Bolton and Susie Stalnaker and her husband Chuck of Salem, Oreg.
Judy also leaves behind her “extended family” of special friends and neighbors.
A special thank you to Dr. Jennifer Lee and her staff at Brigham & Women’s for the compassionate care they provided over the years.
Her funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, Jan. 22 in Our Lady Help of Christian’s Church, 573 Washington St., Newton at 10:30 a.m.
Burial will be in Newton Cemetery.
Calling hours will be on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Ginley Funeral Home of Franklin (www.ginleyfuneralhomes.com) 131 Main St., Franklin.