Judith E. Kearns, 78

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Southborough – Judith E. Kearns, 78, of Southborough, died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, surrounded by her loving family, after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Joseph E. Kearns, who passed away in October.

Born in Boston, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Lennon) White.

Judy graduated from Framingham State College in 1958 and for many years was a favorite art teacher with the Southborough Public Schools.

She enjoyed traveling with her husband Joseph, especially to Ormond Beach, Fla. in the winter and to Boothbay, Maine in the summer. She loved reading, quilting, and the many friends she made in Southborough since calling this town home more than 40 years ago.

She leaves her two sons, Douglas J. Kearns and his wife Kimberlee of Bedford, N.H.; Jeffrey J. Kearns and his wife Lauren of North Richland Hills, Texas; four grandchildren, Jack, Mackenzie, Zachary, and David Kearns; two sisters, Ursula Pearce of South Carolina and Susie Einolf of Maryland; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, Edward J. Kearns, and her siblings, Mary Jane White, Barbie Grady, and Brendon and Richard White.

A funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, Jan. 7, at 10 a.m., at St. Anne Church, 20 Boston Road (Route 30), Southborough. Burial will follow in the Southborough Rural Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are under the care of the Morris Funeral Home of Southborough.

To leave words of condolence to the family, please visit www.morrisfuneralparlor.com.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Friends of the Southborough Library, 25 Main St., Southborough, MA 01772.