Judith O'Connor

Judith O'Connor

1944 - 2011

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Judy O'Connor, 66 of Cairo, N.Y. passed away peacefully into her Lord Jesus' loving arms on Saturday, May 28, 2011 after a courageous battle with cancer surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was born in Manhattan, N.Y. on June 14, 1944. Judy was predeceased by her parents, Nicholas and Gloria (North) Pisarri and her brothers John and Peter McKenna. Judy was a devoted mother, sister, grandmother and friend, who loved animals, gardens and nature. Judy loved the Lord Jesus, she proclaimed to have loved him as long as she could remember since she was a little girl. Judy had a heart for foundling animals and people and served with the love of Christ; she ministered with the command - and the king will answer and say to them "assuredly, I say to you in as much as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it unto me" Matthew 25:40. While raising her children Judy loved to work with people and did so for many years at the former Bon Fire and several other local resorts. She then worked for several years at Cidega Manufacturing in Norton Hill and Oakhill. Judy is survived by her brothers David and his wife Susan Pisarri and Mark Pisarri; her sisters Laura Pisarri-Ferraro, and her husband Rich, Pamela Pisarri-Gallagher and her husband Joseph and Dion Pisarri; her children Terry Lynn Mauriello, son-in-law Danny Callihan, Rob O'Connor, daughter-in-law Deborah, Joseph O'Connor, daughter-in-law Kari and Kristin O'Connor, daughter-in-law Colleen Hara. Judy is also survived by her six grandchildren Vanessa and Melissa Mauriello, and Joshua-Luke, Alayney, Nehemiah and Cheyenne O'Connor, as well as nieces and nephews Paul and Neil Pisarri, Nicole and Jordan Pisarri, Jessica Post, Cassandra Holdridge, Dominick Ferraro, and Danielle McKenna. In addition, Judy is survived by great nieces and nephews, children of Danielle, Shanieka, Louis, Johnny and Ryan. The family and friends of Judy wish to express a special thank you to all of the caring staff of The Community Hospice of Columbia/Greene for their loving, selfless care of Judy; they were truly a blessing. It was Judy's last wish that she not be waked or have a formal funeral, but rather be cremated and brought home with her family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the local food pantry or animal rescue/shelter of their choice. Arrangements by the A.J. Cunningham Funeral Home, Greenville, NY. Light a Candle at ajcunninghamfh.com.