Grand Assembly of Massachusetts
        INTERNATIONAL ORDER OF THE RAINBOW FOR GIRLS
  Susan A. Torrey, Supreme Deputy

Massachusetts Grand Assembly

In Memory of ...

Judith B. Judson, a woman devoted to her community, faith, and family, passed away peacefully with her family at her bedside on Wednesday afternoon, September 13, 2017. She was 79 years old.

Judy was born in Quincy, the daughter of the late Joseph and Barbara Benson. She grew up in Braintree and was a graduate of Thayer Academy in 1956. Her childhood summers were spent on the beaches of Duxbury, where her family had a summer home. She never lost touch with her childhood friends, Peter and Susan, in Duxbury and often returned with her children and grandchildren so that they could appreciate why Duxbury was so special to her.
Judy went off to Cazenovia College in Cazenovia, New York. Judy, ignoring the advice of her parents about staying away from the local boys, met Bruce Judson. Her decision to overlook the guidance of her parents was one of the most important decisions of her life. A romance blossomed and they were married in 1960. They have shared 57 wonderful years of marriage together. They settled in Burlington in 1964 when they were expecting their second child. Judy and Bruce both became very active in the community. Bruce became a member of the Masons. Judy became a member of the Eastern Star in Billerica. She was very active in all the charity work, socials, and the events of the Eastern Star. She took on leadership positions until reaching highest position in the chapter, Worthy Matron. Judy, once a Rainbow Girl in Braintree Assembly #30, renewed her involvement in the organization when her girls were at an age to join. She held the position of Pledge Mother and worked with Billerica Assembly #61 Rainbow for Girls to instill the values of faith, having hope in all you do, and charity toward others. Judy was also a Brownie and Girl Scout Leader for her three daughters.
Judy had worked at Digital as a receptionist for a number of years. She had worked at Jordan Marsh and Filene’s in a variety of positions including retail clerk, credit counter, and her favorite, gift wrap. She enjoyed those jobs, the customers, and coworkers, but more so enjoyed her role as homemaker, wife, mother, and Nana. She was a longtime member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. Judy’s life revolved around her family. Simply, if something was important for one of her family members, it was important that Judy be there to support them. She was an avid supporter of the Boston Ballet. She attended countless dance recitals, football, soccer, baseball games, track meets, cheerleading, equestrian events, and even concerts. In the beginning, she might not have understood the rules or scoring, but in the end, she was an expert. She was the wife of a Mason, which meant attending and working all their events and activities. She loved spending the summers in Baldwin, Maine with all her family. The cottage was always bulging at the seams, filled with family, sleeping bags, fun and laughter. She was always ready for a road trip, whether it was to Indiana, upState New York, Canada, or any other destination. She enjoyed numerous trips to Bermuda and Key West, Florida. Judy didn’t need an extravagant lifestyle or material goods to be happy. As long as she was surrounded by her family and friends, she was the richest person in the world.
Judy was the beloved wife of M. Bruce Judson. She was the loving mother of Jennifer Jankowski & her husband the late Robert of Burlington, Jill Heafey & her husband David of Tewksbury, and Jerilyn Platon & her husband Jon of Woburn. She was the sister of Joseph P. Benson & his wife Sandy of Destin, FL. Judy was the proud Nana of Kayla & Shannon Heafey, Taylor & Aidan Platon and Matthew & Adam Jankowski. She also leaves some longtime, treasured friends whom she cherished dearly.
Visiting hours will be held at the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., Burlington (Exit 34 off Rt. 128/95 Woburn side) on Saturday, Sept 16 from 3-6 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 10 St Mark’s Road, Burlington on Sunday, Sept. 17 at 2 p.m. Relatives & friends respectfully invited to attend. Burial will follow in Pine Haven Cemetery, Burlington. In Memory of Judy, donations may be made to the International Order Rainbow for Girls, Billerica Assembly 61, Thomas Talbot Masonic Lodge, 11 Concord Road, Billerica, MA 01821.
Amy E. (Hadfield) Mayberry of Carver, formerly of Plymouth, passed away on May 30, 2015, surrounded by family and friends, after a four-year battle with breast cancer. She was the beloved wife of Shawn Mayberry; and loving mother of Brooke Mayberry. Survived by her sister, Susan Montanari and husband Douglas of Plymouth; brothers, John Hadfield and wife Beth of Plymouth, Scott Hadfield and wife Lisa of Carver; stepchildren, Chandler and Lorilee Mayberry; sisters-in-law, Alisha Bouchard and partner Beth Ann Fleischer of Westwood and Lana Jerome of Plymouth; and many nieces and nephews. Born January 7, 1978, she grew up in Plymouth, daughter of Douglas and Nancy (Smith) Hadfield of Littleton, N.H., formerly of Plymouth. Amy was a graduate of Plymouth South High School (1996). While there she was on the varsity cheerleading team and captain of the team in her senior year and chosen to march with the UCA All Star Team in the New Years Day Parade in London, England. Amy was active with the Rainbow Girls and served as Worthy Advisor. She then continued her education and graduated from the University of Hartford with a degree in early childhood education. She later went on to graduate from Curry College with a degree in Health Sciences. She has worked at Partners Health Care and most recently as a pharmacy technician at CVS in Carver. She had been actively involved with Relay for Life and her family and friends will continue to walk this June in her memory. Amy loved to travel, (especially to Disney), loved gardening and cooking. Amy was not defined by the cancer that attacked her body. She was a fierce warrior and positively influenced anyone who had the privilege of knowing her. She faced every challenge as an opportunity to learn and teach. She defined herself as indestructible and so she was in spirit, faith and humor. Amy will be remembered as a kind, caring, opinionated, passionate, loving wife, mother, daughter and friend. A church service and celebration of life will be held at the United Parish of Carver, 115 Main St., Saturday, June 6, 2015, at one o'clock. At Amy's request donation may be made to St. Jude's Children Hospital. For more information and online guest book, please visit www.cartmellfuneralhome.com.

Carolyn L. (Moores) Walters, 80, a resident of Westford and former longtime Chelmsford resident passed away on Sunday September 25, 2016. Born in Boston on June 23, 1936, she was a daughter of John C. and Anne S. (Frausel) Moores. Carolyn was raised in Billerica, having graduated from Howe High School in 1954. She was very active at school having been a member of the National Honor Society, a class officer and a cheerleader. She enjoyed gardening and was a proud active member and past President of the Lazy Daisy Garden Club in Chelmsford since 1973. She was a 60 year member of the Grand Chapter MA Order of Eastern Star in Everett, MA. Carolyn was also a past Worthy Advisor for the Rainbow Girls Billerica chapter. She captured many special moments in her life with her photography and writing was her passion, especially short stories. Carolyn was a former owner of Elizabeth Anne’s Victorian Tea Room in North Chelmsford. She is survived by her four sons and their families, William D. Walters and Norma of Andover, David J. Walters and his wife, Kim of Andover, Richard J. Walters of Nashua, Scott A. Walters and his wife, Nancy of Pepperell; five grandsons, Justin, Ryan, Blake, Jared, Jacob; four great grandchildren; her twin sisters, Deborah Avery and Bonnie Moores-Charle both of Roswell, GA; two sisters-in-law, Patricia Moores of Anchorage, AK and Annette Moores of Chelmsford. She is survived by many dear friends and family including her former husband James Walters, Jr. of Truro, Nova Scotia and her former daughters-in-law Suzanne Walters of Kentucky and Debra Walters of Westford. She was the sister of the late Jack and Robert Moores. Visitation will be held on Friday September 30, 2016 from 4 until 8 PM in the BLAKE FUNERAL HOME, 24 Worthen Street, CHELMSFORD. Interment will be held privately. For those who wish, donations in loving memory of Carolyn may be made to: Arthritis Foundation, 29 Crafts Street, Suite 450, Newton, MA 02458 or by visiting www.arthritis.org.

Jeannette Louise (Olliff) Healey, 91, of Pittsfield and formerly of Nashua, passed on peacefully at her daughter’s home on February 24, 2016, with loved ones at her side.  She was born on July 14, 1924 in Cambridge, MA, she was predeceased by her loving mother, Louise F. (Clark) Peterson and her step father Walter E. Peterson.  She was a secretary/receptionist in the Trust Department for 25 years with the former Indian Head Bank National in Nashua.
Ms. Healey was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was initiated in Longfellow Chapter in 1946 and also served as Worthy Matron in 1951-1952. She was also a longtime member of Pilgrim Chapter #55, OES in Nashua, and served as Worthy Matron in 1971 as well as Grand Representative to New Jersey for the NH Grand Chapter in 1988. At one time, she was a member of the International Order for Rainbow Girls in Arlington, MA. She also served as Worthy Mother Advisor in 1943. She was a Grand Cross of Color recipient and past Mother Advisor to Nashua Assembly #9, International Order for Rainbow Girls.   Following her graduation from Arlington High School, she attended the Fisher Business School. She enjoyed sewing and collecting her teddy bears, big band music, and was an avid and excellent cribbage player.
She is survived by her children, Kim Hart of Nashua, her daughter TraceyLee (Hart) Brackett and her husband Ronald, Carlton A. Healey and his wife Valerie of Burlington, MA, their children, Lisa M. (Healey) Jewell and her husband Scott, and Christopher A. Healey; and Karen L. (Settle) Healey and Roland C. Carter of Pittsfield, their children, Christopher E. Settle and his wife Colleen, Jennifer L. (Settle) Duquette and her husband Adam, Roland C. Carter Jr. and his wife Stacey, Nichole Proulx and Jeffrey Dupere,; her OES fraternal children and grandchildren including, Judy and Mike Trest, Susan and Bill Whitney, Gail Heimbach, Shaun Whitney, Chuckie Whitney, Gail Whitney and Heather Jones; her 22 great grandchildren; and many other loving family members that called her Jean, Godmother and Nana.
SERVICES: Visiting hours will be held at the DAVIS FUNERAL HOME, One Lock St., Nashua on Sunday afternoon from 2:00 to4:00 PM. An Eastern Star service will be conducted by the officers and members of Pilgrim Chapter #55, OES on Sunday afternoon at 4:00 PM. A Funeral Service in her honor will follow the Order of the Eastern Star Service. Friends and family are invited to attend. Interment prayers and burial will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Arlington, MA on Monday morning at 11:00 AM, those wishing to follow may gather at the Davis Funeral Home on Monday at 9:30 AM. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider a memorial donation to the Shriner’s Hospital, c/o Bektash Temple,189 Pembroke Rd., P.O. Box 4086, Concord, NH 03302 (www.shrinershospitals.org).
Beverly Jean (Stowell) Alger, 88, a resident of Framingham for many years, and formerly of Holliston, passed away peacefully Thursday Feb. 4, 2016. She was the wife of the late Raymond A. Alger, Jr. who died in 1995. Born and raised in Framingham, she was the daughter of the late Roscoe and Dorothy (Moloney) Stowell and was a graduate of Framingham High School class of 1946. Mrs. Alger worked as a bookkeeper for the former Framingham Motor Inn for 20 years and was a longtime active member of the First Congregational Church in Holliston where she belonged to the Ladies Guild. In her youth, she enjoyed participating in the Rainbow Girls and later enjoyed camping with the Holliston Horizon Hoppers.  She is survived by her 4 sons: Kenneth B. Alger & his wife Diane of Wolfeboro, NH, Gary E. Alger & his wife Caroline Quinn-Alger of Harwinton, Ct., Dean F. Alger & his wife Mary Ellen of Wrentham and Jay R. Alger of Las Vegas; 10 grandchildren and a great grandchild. A private graveside service will be held in Wildwood Cemetery in Ashland at the family's convenience. There are no visiting hours. The family suggests in lieu of flowers that donations be made in her name to: First Congregational Church, 725 Washington St., Holliston, MA. 01746.
Irene E. (Daubney) Duhamel, formerly of Upton and Westerly, RI, died Wednesday, December 14, 2016 in St. Camillus Health Center in Northbridge after a period of declining health. She was the widow of Eugene A. Duhamel, who died in 1971.  Mrs. Duhamel was born in Northbridge, the last surviving of seven children of the late Henry and Ethel (Culley) Daubney. She was a graduate of Northbridge High School and had worked at the former Kartiganer hat shop in West Upton and then at Imco Container Co. in So. Grafton, and finally at the Fair department store in Milford before moving to Westerly in 1991. She had been a member of the Rainbow Girls in Whitinsville, Eastern Star in Upton, and was a former chaplain of the George L. Wood VFW Auxiliary in Upton. She leaves two daughters, Judith Class of Vernon, VT, and Doreen Sannicandro and her husband David of Milford; five grandchildren, Mark, Kevin, and Brian Wright, Jean Shawlis, and Aimee Sannicandro; and three great-grandchildren, Michael and Matthew Shawlis and Jenna Devine. She was predeceased by her son, Leslie E. Duhamel; four brothers, Leslie, Sidney, Harry, and Philip Daubney; and two sisters, Doris Bowen and Thelma Daubney.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 17 at 11 a.m. in the Williams-Pedersen Funeral Home, 45 Main Street, Upton (www.uptonfunerals.com). Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Lakeview Cemetery, Upton.  A calling hour at the funeral home will be from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service on Saturday.  If desired, memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Judith Ellen (Bailey) Keneman, 69, passed away at the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro, N.J., with family by her side on Sunday, May 22, 2016. Born in Framing-ham, MA, Judith grew up in the nearby town of South-borough. She attended Algonquin Regional High School, graduating with honors in 1965. She was a member of the National Honor Society and held the position of worthy advisor of the Marlboro chapter of Rainbow Girls. She was elected from the state of Massachusetts to function as the grand drill leader for a statewide assembly and was also selected to be a foreign exchange student. Judith began her college studies in September of 1965 at Simmons College in Boston studying nursing. She met her true love, Scott Allen Keneman, during her freshman year and married him in June 1967. After working various jobs to help support them while Scott acquired his PhD. degree, she became a homemaker, raising a son, Brian Scott and a daughter, Amy Lynn. Judith returned to her college studies at Trenton State College, (now known as "The College of New Jersey") many years later, receiving her B.A. in history, with honors, in May 1993. Judith returned to the working world as office manager of Imani Presbyterian Church in Trenton, NJ, where she worked for several years. Then she was hired as the executive assistant to the Gallup Poll editor-in-chief at the Gallup Poll in Princeton, where she worked for 12 years. During this time, Judith helped to select and manage the Gallup Blue Books, a collection of the most important and newsworthy articles each year, in addition to managing the Gallup Brain subscription, before retiring in 2011. During her retirement, Judith spent countless hours enjoying her many hobbies, including birdwatching, gardening, family genealogy, photography, and spending lots of time with her two beloved grandsons. In 2012, Judith won her first photo award from Cape Cod Life Magazine, which led to four years of award-winning photos being featured in Cape Cod Life magazine, as well as the cover of their 2013 annual calendar. Judith won several more awards in the coming years for her photos of birds, landscapes, sunsets, and other nature shots from N.J. Audubon exhibits and at various galleries in Mercer County, NJ, and Bucks County, PA. She was an active member of the Princeton Photography Club, Yardley Photography Club, and the New Hope Art League. Her most recent accomplishments include: having one of her Bucks County covered bridge photos chosen for a billboard by a local bank and featured in Bucks County Magazine; having several of her nature and animal photos displayed on the walls of a newly opened upscale farm-to-table restaurant in Hopewell, NJ; and having a seven-photo/six-page portfolio with biography published in the May issue of Cape Cod Life magazine. Judith won three separate "Best of 2016 Readers Choice Awards" in Cape Cod Life magazine's June issue, with one photograph featured in the May 23 local Boston ABC Television show, Chronicle. Judith was a member of N.J. Audubon, Mass. Audubon, and Friends of Patterson Farm Preservation. Her love of history and over 40 years of research in genealogy were supported by her active role and memberships to the Society of Mayflower Descendants, Daughters of the American Revolution, New England Historic Genealogical Society, John Alden Society, Duxbury Historical Society, Framingham Historical Society, and Southborough Historical Society. Judith was also a longstanding member of Pennington Presbyterian Church and served as deacon for many years, in addition to volunteering in the office. During her adult life, she also lived in Carmel, IN; Lancaster, PA; and Barrington, IL. She and Scott moved back to Princeton, NJ, with their children in 1989, where they have resided since. Judith is survived by her husband, Scott Allen Keneman of Princeton; daughter, Amy Lynn Keneman Djerbal and husband, Merouane of Newtown, PA; two grandsons, Rafi Keneman Djerbal and Malek Alden Djerbal; her sister, Susan Elizabeth Bailey of Richmond, VA; two uncles, Frederick Zartarian of Boston and Jack Kocyk of San Marcos, CA; and aunt JoAnn Kocyk; as well as sister-in-law, Sharon Dolan and husband, Stan of Frisco, TX; sister-in-law, Barrie Kimball and husband, Steven of Towson, MD; and by nieces and nephews who knew her as "Aunt Judy," Brad and Katie Kimball, Gavin and Ashley Kimball, and Beth Kimball of Towson, MD; Jaime and Trey Worley, Lori and Eric Haas, and Bryce and Meredith Dolan of Dallas. She leaves behind many beloved cousins including her goddaughter and cousin, Glynis "Gigi" Zywicki and husband, Ron of Lombard, IL; Scott Garland and wife, Jane of Warrenton, VA; Greg Garland of Bloomfield Hills, MI; Tanya Kocyk Gabriella of San Marcos, CA; Sasha Kocyk Andrews and husband, Rob of Carlsbad, CA; Kim Kocyk Landry and husband, James of Lexington, MA; Edgar Bailey and wife, Priscilla of Providence, RI; James Bailey and wife, Betsy; and Meg Bailey and husband, Rob. Judith's son, Brian Scott Keneman, preceded her in death. Though gone too soon, Judith had a life well-lived, was well-loved and will be very missed by those who knew and loved her. Memorial donations to honor Judith may be made to N.J. Audubon or Mass. Audubon. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, June 26, at 6 p.m. at the Wilson-Apple Funeral Home, 2560 Pennington Rd., Pennington, NJ, with the Rev. William McQuoid officiating. Friends may call from 5 p.m. until time of service. 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Kimberley DeSiata, 48, of Ashland passed away peacefully Wednesday after a long courageous battle with cancer. Kim was born in Pineherst N.C., grew up in Framingham M.A.,  and lived in Ashland for the past 25 years. She was a loving and devoted mother and wife, leaving behind husband Dennis DeSiata and daughter Erica DeSiata. She also leaves behind her mother, Carol Reynolds of Framingham; father, Everett Reynolds of Rutland; sisters, Robin and Andrea, and brother, Douglas, all of Framingham. 
Kim truly enjoyed her job at the Department of State Police where she worked in the Bureau of Finance. She also worked for H&R Block during the tax season.  Kim was a proud member of Eastern Star with Natick Aurora Chapter #9, serving as treasurer for many years. She also helped with the Rainbow Girls whenever she could. Kim loved to travel throughout New England with her family, Bar Harbor, Maine being her favorite destination. She loved to be with her family and friends, but her true love was watching her daughter Erica play softball, where she would keep score for the games even during her treatments. She will be truly missed by all who know her.  A funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 5th, at 11 AM in the Chapel of the Matarese Funeral Home, 325 Main Street, Ashland, MA.  Interment will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Ashland.  Calling hours will be held on Wednesday evening, January 4th, from 3-7 PM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute P.O. Box 849168 Boston, MA 02284
Dorothy “Dot” (Nelson) Stephenson, 91, of Plainville, widow of George F. Stephenson, surrounded by love passed away Sunday (October 30, 2016) at Hospital of Central CT in New Britain. A New Britain native and graduate of New Britain High School, Class of 1944, she lived in Plainville since 1946. Dot was employed at the Plainville YMCA for 10 years and later was a payroll accountant for the State of CT Banking Department in Hartford for over 10 years. She was a member of Plainville United Methodist Church; served as former treasurer and financial secretary of the church; a Past Worthy Advisor of Rainbow Girls in New Britain; a 50 year member of Martha Chapter, Order of Eastern Star; a member of the Alpha Mu Group of the Girl Scouts; Past President of Woman’s Club of Plainville, and served as an election poll worker in Plainville for over 50 years.  Dot was an avid bridge player, and enjoyed playing Mah-Jong, dominos, and many games. She volunteered at the Plainville Senior Center. Her apple pies will be missed by many. She had many adventures traveling with family and friends worldwide. Dot was loved by two daughters, Laurie Davies of Plainville, and Beth Stephenson and her husband Herman Murphy of Sterling, Mass; a sister, Nancy Loring of Hemphill, Texas; two grandchildren, Scott Davies and his wife Andie of New York City, and Coral M. Stephenson of Sterling, Mass; many loving nieces and nephews. Besides her husband George, she was predeceased by two brothers and four sisters. A Celebration of her Life will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday (November 12, 2016) at Plainville United Methodist Church, 50 Red Stone Hill, Plainville, CT 06062. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Plainville United Methodist Church Book of Rememberance; the Plainville Women’s Club Scholarship Fund, PO Box 295 Plainville Ct 06062 or to the Girl Scouts 340 Washington St Hartford CT 06106, Carlson Funeral Home, New Britain is assisting with arrangements. Please share a memory or note of sympathy at www.carlsonfuneralhome.com