WEST ORANGE, formerly of SPOTSWOOD - JUDI PHILLIPS passed away on Tuesday, December 31, 2019, at Mountainside Hospital, Montclair. She was 80.
Born in New Brunswick, she resided in Spotswood, Monroe Township and East Brunswick before moving to West Orange.
She was a life-long member of Holy Trinity Church in South River where she was involved in many areas of service. She especially enjoyed singing in the choir.
In 1971, Judi served as president of the NJ State Jaycee-ettes. Later she became president of the Keywomen Club.
Prior to retiring in 2009, she was an administrative assistant with McMaster-Carr, Robbinsville, where she worked for about 30 years.
Judi was predeceased by her husband, Robert Phillips.
Survivng are her son, Robert T. Phillips and his wife, Anne, of Cedar Grove, and her sister, Ellen McConnell and her husband, James, of Sayreville.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2020, at 11:00 am, at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 90 Leonardine Avenue, South River, where friends may call beginning at 10:00 am.
The Brunswick Memorial Home of East Brunswick assisted the family with the necessary arrangements. Cremation was private. For directions please visit our "Services" page.
Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 90 Leonardine Ave, South River, NJ 08882 (www.holytrinitysr.org).
Judi followed not only her conviction that service to humanity is the best work of life incorporating many lines of the Jaycee Creed, including in every aspect that "faith in God gives meaning and purpose to .human life." So many have learned from her example.
I was so saddened to learn of Judi's death. Please accept my sincere condolences and know that she will forever be in my thoughts and prayers. Judi was my mentor. She encouraged me to campaign for for President of the New Jersey Jaycee-ettes and she traveled with me throughout the state on the campaign trail. She was my go to person and she always had the answer. She was indispensable. She had a quick wit, and the hours we spent together traveling the state gave us a unique opportunity to get to know one another so well. Judi was kind and caring and lived the motto and creed of our organization. I feel privileged to know her. Judi lived her faith, she was devoted to perpetuating all that was good within us. May she rest in peace with the Lord.
PhotosAdd a photo
Show your love and support by purchasing flowers for the family