Former Dobbs Ferry resident Judith S. Carrington Holt passed away on April 24 at age 76.
Judy was the wife of James “Jim” Holt and mother to two children. To many, she was known as “Aunt” Judy, a beloved friend, aunt, mother, caregiver, and supporter.
Judy was born in 1947, to Marion and Howard Spangenberg in Carbondale, Pennsylvania. She was one of four children. The house she lived in was built by her father off Seese Hill Road in Canadensis, Pennsylvania, where she spent her childhood.
Judy loved school, but her family could not afford to send her to college. The women of the Canadensis United Methodist Church raised money for her to attend Hiwassee College in Tennessee for two years. She then transferred to Emory and Henry College in Virginia. She originally studied to be a missionary. She later decided to study biology. At Emory and Henry College, Judy met her husband. They reconnected in 1986 and were married Aug. 20, 1988.
Judy moved to New York City to work for Chemical Bank. She later became a vice president in middle market banking at JP Morgan Chase. She worked for the bank for 33 years.
In 1991, Jim and Judy purchased a house in Dobbs Ferry to raise their two children. They adopted Matthew in 1993 and Madeline in 2000. Judy loved traveling and the beach. She frequented places with sun and sand with her family and friends. Jim and Judy found Lewes, Delaware, in 1991 and vacationed there until buying their retirement house on the beach in 2003.
Judy cared for her family and friends, always seeing the best in people. She is survived by her husband; her two children; her brother, Timothy Spangenberg; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Services were held at the Canadensis United Methodist Church in Canadensis on May 1. Burial followed at Seese Hill Cemetery in Canadensis.
In lieu of flowers, send a memorial gift to the Alzheimer's Association (www.alz.org).
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