Thursday, January 15, 2009

Judith Ann Sullivan

Judith Ann (nee: Tomes) Sullivan, 50, passed away peacefully at Wheaton Franciscan-All Saints Medical Center on Thursday, January 15, 2009.

Judy was born in Milwaukee on June 3, 1958, to John and Patricia (nee: Wieczorek). She lived in Racine for most of her life. She attended J.I. Case high school with the graduating class of 1976.

On June 13, 1980, in St. Edward Catholic Church, she was united in marriage with the love of her life, Michael Patrick Sullivan. Passionate about her family, Judy fulfilled her childhood dream of being a full-time wife and mother – a vocation she absolutely excelled at.

Judy was a devoted member of St. Lucy Catholic Church. While her children were in school, she was involved with the St. Lucy Athletic Association. For the past 15 years, she was in charge (along with her husband – Michael) of the annual St. Lucy Festival – Market Square Meat Raffle, raising thousands of dollars for her church. Extremely talented with her hands, Judy’s passions were baking, handcrafting and needlework, which she selflessly shared. Above all, Judy always placed her family and friends as priority one in life.

Diagnosed with ovarian cancer 16 years ago and undergoing countless rounds of treatment, Judy never lost her zest for life. She truly was an inspiration to everyone around her. May she rest in peace.

Surviving are her broken-hearted husband, Michael; sons, Brian Edward Tomes, Christopher Sean Tomes and Eric John (Shannon) Sullivan; grandchildren, Christopher Tomes, Jr. and Kyla Marie Sullivan; mother, Patricia Tomes; brother, Jim Tomes; sisters, Linda Tomes-Thorn, Jean Tomes and Hedy (Daniel) Pflugrad; mother-in-law, Janet Sullivan; sisters-in-law, Barb (Chuck) Albee and MarygailDeeDee” Sullivan; brothers-in-law, Dave (Becky) Sullivan and Kerry Sullivan; nephews and nieces, Jim Jr., Robert (Erin) and Stephanie Tomes; Tim, Tom and Erin Pflugrad; Evan Thorn; Sean, Kory and Katie Sullivan; Sara Albee; Molly (Santino) VanDerWielen; and many loving and close friends.

Judy was preceded in death by her father, John Tomes, and father-in-law, Robert D. Sullivan.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, January 19, 2009 at 11 a.m. in St. Lucy Catholic Church, 3101 Drexel Ave., with Rev. Mark R. Jones officiating. Interment will follow in Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will be in the funeral home on Sunday evening from 6-8 p.m. and in the church on Monday from 10-11 a.m.

A heartfelt note of thanks to Dr. Richard Odders and the entire staff of All Saints Cancer Center, and hospital unit 2D, not only for their compassionate care, but for their years of friendship and support during Judy’s journey with cancer. May God bless all of you!

Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home & Crematory
4600 County Line Rd., Racine (262) 552-9000


Anonymous said...

I found this today. I'm too late. God Bless you Judy. You were my best friend and my memories of our childhood are rich and fullfilling. I've missed you for a long time.

Sue Veres

christopher said...

Mom, I miss you everyday. I know your watching over us from heaven. Just wanted to let you know you have a new grandchild, and although he will not have known you in this life. We all look foward to seeing you in the next.
Love always your son Christopher