Judith Barbara (Hale) Drury

Corinth, Vt. — Judith Barbara (Hale) Drury passed away peacefully in the wonderful hospice care of the Gifford Medical Center on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2013, after a short illness.

She was born in Boston, Mass on Oct. 19, 1946, the daughter of Lewey Elizabeth and Richard Hale. She attended Endicott College and graduated with a degree in radio/television production.

On Sep. 6, 1969, Judy married Hal Drury. They lived in Boston, Clifton Park, N.Y. and Manchester, Conn. before they moved to their beautiful hill in Corinth.

Judy worked for advertising agencies in Boston and Schenectady, NY. When she and Hal moved to Connecticut she went to work for Travelers Insurance Company in their public relations department. On arrival in Vermont she became immersed in volunteerism, serving the East Corinth Congregational Church as Treasurer, Historian, and choir member. She served on the Department of Mission for the Vermont Conference of the United Church of Christ. In Corinth Judy worked on the town planning committee and most recently the Corinth 250 committee.

Judy is survived by her husband Hal, sister in law Eulalie Drury of Atlanta, nieces Kim and Debbie Mellen, Kim’s partner, Rebekah McCorvey, and her beloved cat “Tuttle”. Judy also leaves a legion of wonderful friends as her extended family.

Judy was a terrific artist, creating beautiful baskets, knitting wonderful scarves and sweaters, and making unique beaded earrings, and necklaces. She loved her husband, her church, her town, her adopted state, and all her feline companions over the years.

Everywhere she lived, Judy sang with the local choral groups, most recently with the North Country Chorus. On the last Sunday before her hospitalization she was in the front row of the choir in East Corinth.

A service celebrating her life will be held on Dec. 14, at 1 p.m. at the East Corinth Congregational Church in East Corinth. Rev. Michael Caldwell will officiate. There will be no calling hours.

Graveside services will be held in Rindge, N.H. in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Light and Heat Fund of the East Corinth Congregational Church, PO Box 1086, East Corinth, VT 05040.

The Hale Funeral Home of Bradford, Vt. is in charge of arrangements.

To view an online guestbook go to www.halefuneralhomes.com