Judith Riley Walters

Judith Riley Walters

Judith “Judy” Riley Walters, 67, of Fernandina Beach, Fla., passed away July 8, 2019 surrounded by her family.

Judy was born September 1, 1951 to Dr. and Mrs. William F. Riley in New Britain, Conn. As a child, she excelled in school and enjoyed playing field hockey. Judy attended Penn State University, graduating with honors in health and physical education.

Judy moved to Fernandina Beach and created a life she loved. In addition to being a dedicated and loving wife, mother, and special education teacher, Judy also loved travel, skiing, summer vacations to Cape Cod, her many friendships, and serving others through her volunteer efforts in various local organizations, including a cause very close to her heart, the Katie Caples Foundation. Throughout her entire life, she held an unwavering faith in God, which she shared with those who surrounded her, both in word and action.

Judy joins her parents, Bill and Marion, in Heaven. She is survived by her husband, Kenny; her sister, Pat (Michael); her children, Matthew (Melissa), Elizabeth (Arnold), Rachel (Paul), and Michael; and her grandchildren, Riley, Caroline, Max, Paul, and Mabel, as well as beloved extended family.

Judy will be greatly missed by her family and her friends. She left a lasting legacy in her family as well as her local community.

Visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 12, 2019 at Oxley Heard Funeral Directors with a prayer vigil beginning at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be said at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 13, 2019 at St. Michael Catholic Church, Saturday, with Fr. Briggs Hurley as celebrant. The Mass will be followed by a reception in Jim Thomas Hall at the First Presbyterian Church.

Donations on her behalf may be made to the Katie Caples Foundation or Community Hospice.

Please share your memories and condolences at www.oxleyheard.com.

Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors

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Fernandina Beach, FL 32035

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