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Judith Ann Del Signore

July 30, 1949 ~ June 15, 2020 (age 70)


Judith Ann (Hughes) Del Signore, age 70, died June 15, 2020, in Murrells Inlet, SC, where she had resided for 16 years.  Judy was born on July 30, 1949 to Edward and Frances Hughes (Rootes) in Poughkeepsie, NY.  She was preceded in her death by her parents and younger sister, Marjorie. 

Judy, as she was known to all her friends and family, was an active and busy person for most of her life.  Unfortunately, lung cancer entered her realm of activities and cut that life short at her home in Murrells Inlet, SC.                         

She was born on July 30, 1949 in Poughkeepsie, NY and lived in her early years in Pleasant Valley, Feura Bush, and Glens Falls, NY. She attended grade school at St. Thomas Catholic School in Delmar, NY, and high school at St. Mary’s Catholic School in Glens Falls.  Judy graduated from Rosary Hill College in Buffalo, NY.  She spent her working career with AT&T, Lucent, and Avaya as a corporate trainer and producer of training videos.

In 2000, Judy’s mother was diagnosed with ALS.  Judy commuted from Morristown, NJ to Glens Falls, NY to care for her.  She was able to keep up her job with Lucent by telecommuting from Glens Falls.

Her friends from Glens Falls convinced her to move south to Myrtle Beach, SC and skip the miserable winters in NJ.  She and John Malone met at a Red Cross volunteer meeting and became great friends and companions during her time in SC.

One of her favorite things was cruising the Caribbean, especially to Aruba, with her Mom and, later, with John.

Judy was also a surrogate mother to her niece, Kelli Rust, after her younger sister, Marjorie Abrams died in 2002.  Judy is survived by her two older brothers: Terry Hughes (Monica) and Gary Hughes (Barbara) and 6 nieces: Lori Hughes (Ray), Meghan Fusillo (Vince), Maureen Brock (Dave), Marna Iverson (Jeff), Kelli Rust (Mike) and Morgan Breazeal (Jon) and 2 nephews: Mike Hughes (Elizabeth) and Marc Hughes (Samantha).

There is not enough time or words to praise and thank her companion and truly family member, John Malone, for the help he has been in Judy’s final days.  The COVID-19 virus wound up dumping everything in John’s lap including day to day care for Judy as the rest of us were quarantined at a distance in our own homes.

Judy leaves to mourn John, her brothers and their families, her nieces and nephews, and friends in many parts of the world. We all will miss her timely verbal inputs to life in the “fast lane”.  Her final wishes were to be interred with her parents in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery (South Glens Falls, NY) along with her sister Marjorie.      

Congrats Judy on a life well lived, you are and were loved . . .  rest in peace.

Memorial services will be held at a future date at the Burroughs Funeral Home in Murrells Inlet, SC.  The Guest Book can be signed and condolences given at the Burroughs Funeral Home site,                                                     

The family requests that any memorial donations be sent to the American Red Cross in her name or the charity of your choice.

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