Judith A. Girouard, 83, of Shrewsbury


Obit Judith GirouardShrewsbury – Judith A. (McCourt) Girouard, of Shrewsbury, died Friday, Aug. 26, 2016 in Shrewsbury Nursing & Rehabilitation Center with her daughters by her side. She was 83.

She was born in Portland, Maine on July 10, 1933, daughter of the late James and Mary (Carson) McCourt, and was raised in Worcester and graduated from North High School. Judy married Roger R. Girouard on Sept. 4, 1954. They raised their family in Shrewsbury and then Northborough, where she was very active with the Cub Scouts.

Judy worked as a financial analyst for Digital Corp. for many years, retiring in 1992.

With a lifelong passion for music and singing, she was a member of the Northborough Area Community Chorus for many years. Other interests included knitting and crocheting, reading, gardening, dinners out with family and friends and travelling. She was also very fond of chocolate, ice cream and kitties.

In addition to her husband, Roger, she was predeceased by her brother, James McCourt.

She leaves her children, Debora A. Girouard and her husband Kenneth Alcorn of Shrewsbury, David R. Girouard and his wife Becky of Brimfield, Dana R. Girouard and his wife Ada of Ashburnham, and Lisa B. Taylor and her husband Michael of Winchendon; her grandchildren, James, Nathan, Karl, and Patrick Taylor, Joan Levine, Mary Newcomb, and Eric, Jason, and Emily Girouard; her great-grandchildren, Tiana, Ryan, Paige, Sophia, Dylan, Michael, Lincoln, Anya, Isabelle and Brooke; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor and remember Judith’s life by gathering for calling hours Tuesday, Aug. 30, from 9:30-10:30 a.m., at Heald & Chiampa Funeral Directors ~ The Sumner House, 5 Church Road, On the Common, Shrewsbury Center, before leaving in procession to Saint Mary’s Church, 640 Main St., Shrewsbury where her funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Burial is in St. Phillip Cemetery, Grafton, at the convenience of the family.

Memorials in her name may be made to Ahmisa Haven Animal Rescue, 381 Baldwinville Rd., Suite A, Templeton, MA 01468.