Judith A. Sarno Dumm Giffin Mohler
July 19, 1941 ‒ December 01, 2005
MANSFIELD: Judith A. Mohler, 64, of Highland Avenue, Mansfield, died Thursday afternoon December 1, 2005 in MedCentral Mansfield Hospital following a long illness.
Judy was born July 19, 1941 in Suffolk County, Massachusetts, to Rowland and Margaret (Sarno) Dumm and had been a lifelong area resident. She was graduated from Mansfield Senior High School with the class of 1959.
Judy’s caring and nurturing personality and her desire to help others, led her to the Mansfield General Hospital School of Nursing, graduating in 1962. She retired as staff nurse from MedCentral Mansfield Hospital in 2004 with over 30 years of service.
She was a very active member of First Presbyterian Church, where she served as elder and deacon, taught Bethel Bible Class, was a former secretary of Presbyterian Women, and started Deborah Circle. Judy enjoyed watching wildlife of all kinds, specially birds, and reading. Judy had a way with words, and was a gifted poet. She often honored her friends with original poems for special occasions. She also was interested in artwork and was quite a talented painter. Judy was a member of the Birthday Girls for 30 years; a group of friends who got together to celebrate each other’s birthdays. She was gregarious and fun loving, and had a keen sense of humor, never taking herself too seriously or afraid to make a fool of herself. Though Judy cared about many things, what she cherished most were her grandsons.
A loving mother and grandmother, she is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Sonya and Matthew Francis of Mansfield; two grandchildren Stefen and Collen; her father and stepmother Rowland and Virginia Dumm of Venice, Florida; a brother and sister-in-law Rowland and Kathy Dumm of Mansfield; two sisters and a brother-in-law Priscilla and Ray Walker of Bellville and Laura Matz of LaPorte, Indiana; a sister-in-law Victoria Woodman of Mansfield; her “bestest” cousin Carol Robair of Peabody, MA; and 21 nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her mother Margaret Sarno Dumm, and a very special mother-in-law Essie Giffin.
Friends may call Saturday, December 10, 2005 from 11 am to 1 pm in the parlor of First Presbyterian Church, 399 Trimble Road, Mansfield, where the funeral service will follow at 1 pm in the church sanctuary. The Rev. Dr. David Hartzfeld will officiate. The Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church.
Online condolences to the family may be made by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com