Judith Ann D'Armiento, age 83 years old of Perryville, MD peacefully passed away at home surrounded by her husband and children on February 10th, 2021 after a brief battle with lymphatic cancer. She was the daughter of the late Arthur and Esther Ettinger. Beloved wife of 63 years to Rocco W. D'Armiento Jr. She leaves behind her seven children: Rosanne Karkoska (Paul), Marie E. Lavenburg (Douglas), Rocco D'Armiento III (Wendy), Artie D'Armiento (Cheryl), Terri Fink (Robert), Anthony D'Armiento (Claudia), Angela Kozianowski (Jeff). She will be missed dearly by her 23 grandchildren: Amanda, Nick, Philip, Tyler, Gregory, Andrew, Melissa, Jeff, Eric, Alexandra, AJ, Carol, Vincent, Anthony, Jonathan, Rachel, Joshua, Leo, Diego, Zachary, Shayna, Joey, and Adam....along with 7 great-randchildren: Lucas, Liliana, Cecilia, Sequoia, Ella, Anna, and Avery. One of 6 Ettinger children, Judith was predeceased by sisters Janice Lorello, June (Charles) Valois, and Barbara (Daniel) Sullivan and leaves behind beloved sister Nancy Margiotta (Peter), brother Arthur Ettinger Jr. (Kathy) along with many nieces and nephews of whom she loved dearly.
Born on July 17, 1937 in Bronx New York, she attended Catholic elementary and High School in NYC, attended secretarial school and worked for a publishing company before marrying Rocco W. D'Armiento on September 14, 1957 at the age of 20 yrs old. In 1960, the family moved to Jamesburg, NJ where she along with Rocco birthed and raised their 7 children. Judy was a loving wife and mother, devoting all her focus and energy on caring for her family and later became co-owner of Cranbury Paint and Hardware in Cranbury, NJ with husband Rocco, until they retired. In 1992 they moved to Perryville, MD being avid boaters they loved traveling and exploring all the rivers and landmarks of the Chesapeake Bay. Proudly Judy and Rocco were active members of Good Shepherd parish where they developed many close friendships treasuring them dearly like a second family.
Judy will be so deeply and sadly missed by her family and all those that knew and loved her. She will be remembered for her chocolate chip cookies, her peppermint tic-tac's, the sparkle in her beautiful blue eyes, her pink lipstick, but more than anything the pride and passionate love she had for her family! This legacy of faith and family lives on in her children and grandchildren....as she was a devout Catholic and follower of Jesus Christ. It was who she was, love, kindness, care, compassion. She lived her faith as an encourager, one who never judged but lifted others up with her loving kindness.
Judy lived the message of the Gospel every day of her life- this is where she received the strength, hope and fortitude to fight through many health difficulties over the past few years. There is no doubt that she was welcomed into the loving arms of Jesus as she entered Heavens gates!
We are so grateful to the healthcare team from Amedisys Hospice, Elkton, MD for the excellent and compassionate care that was bestowed to Judy and family during her 2 month battle with cancer.
Funeral services are private to the family at Good Shepherd Parish in Perryville on Saturday, February 20th, 2021. Interment will be held at a later date TBD at Holy Cross Cemetery, Jamesburg, NJ.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St Judes Children's Hospital.
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