Judi R. Abbott, 58 of Norwalk passed away on Friday, May 22, 2020. She was born in Bronx, N.Y. on February 6, 1962 to the late Charles and Carmen (Avery) Abbott.
She attended The Ursaline School in New Rochelle, NY and Brian McMahon High School in Norwalk, CT. For college she ventured out and went to American University in Washington, D.C. where she majored in Marketing and Communications.
Judi loved to laugh, loved a good joke and harmless pranks. The term renaissance woman defined her. She had eclectic talents and skills and unlike most people she was good at everything she endeavored.
Her talents went from being a publicist at Peter Martin Associates where she promoted tourism in Jamaica and the Caribbean to combining her passion for writing and interior design by writing articles for the Goodman Media Groups 101 Do-It-Yourself Decorating Projects. She continued her creative skills by attending culinary school to become a pastry chef. Upon completion of her training she went to work in the Bakery Department of Palmer’s Market in Darien, CT.
The skills and talents I’ve outlined tell you how accomplished she was, but doesn’t give insight into the person. Judi was sweet, kind and loving. She always saw the good in people and was always willing to give a person the benefit of the doubt. We will miss that beautiful smile and those big brown eyes that could read your deepest thoughts. We would like to leave you with a poem which states what Judi would want us to do in the coming days.
Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free.
I’m following the path God has chosen for me.
I took His hand when I heard him call.
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day.
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way.
I’ve now found peace at the end of day.
If my parting has left a void
Then fill it with remembered joys.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss
Be not burdened with times of sorrow
Look for the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life’s been full, I savored much
Good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch.
Perhaps my time seems all too brief
Don’t lengthen your pain with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and peace to thee.
God wanted me now. He set me free.
The family will be having a service in the future when all of Judi’s family and friends can gather to honor her memory.
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