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Judith A. “Judy” Alexander

Chelsea, Vt. — Judith A. “Judy” Alexander, 60, died peacefully Sunday, April 27, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family and close friends after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born June 8, 1953 in Barre, Vt. the daughter of Ernest H. and Sadie (Parshley) Kennedy. She grew up in Chelsea where she attended school and graduated from Chelsea High School in 1971. After high school, she attended the Brattleboro Nursing School where she received her degree as a Licensed Practical Nurse (L.P.N.). She worked at the Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center and St. Jude’s Nursing Home before coming to the Chelsea Health Center. For many years Judy worked at the health center caring for her community.

On May 25, 1985, she married John H. Alexander, Jr. of Chelsea. They made their home on Beacon Hill in Chelsea where they raised their children, Kim, Kelley and Shawn. She enjoyed camping with her sisters and friends; motorcycling with John on the Harley; sitting around a good campfire and visiting with family and friends. She was a member of the Lady Washington #86 O.E.S. of Chelsea.

She is survived by her husband, John of Chelsea; two daughters, Kim Danforth and her husband, Ken of Orange, Vt. and Kelley Simone and her husband, Chris of Indianapolis, Ind.; a step-son, Shawn Alexander and his wife, Sarah of Woodbury, Conn.; two grandchildren; her parents, Ernest and Sadie Kennedy of Chelsea; a brother, Mark Kennedy and his wife, Holly of Concord, N.C.; two sisters, Jane Cushman and her husband, Brian and Sue Johnston and her husband, Greg all of Chelsea; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

There will be no public calling hours. A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 3, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the United Church of Chelsea in Chelsea with Rev. Deadra Ashton officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Vermont Division, P.O. Bo 1460, Williston, VT 05495-1460 or the Last Mile Ride, c/o Gifford Medical Center, 44 South Main Street, Randolph, VT 05060.

A private message of sympathy for the family can be shared at www.boardwayandcilley.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home in Chelsea.