(1936 – 2014)
Judy Lavelle, one of our first Associates, was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to John and Elizabeth (Weissberger) Lavelle. Judy’s father was Irish Catholic, and her mother was Hungarian and Jewish. She had one sister, Elizabeth, who is younger. Elizabeth is a Sister of St. Joseph, Rocky River, Ohio.
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07/28/16: Thirty one years ago during a hot and humid summer in Akron OH, I had the pleasure of sharing community life with Judith and other professed Adrian Dominican Sisters. Judith showed her love for the "AD's" through her prayer life, , her apostolic outreach and her cooking. I recall the first and only time that I had Chicken Parprikash. She took all day to cook with special family recipe for us. It was our last meal together for the summer and was a very special time together. May her soul be in the joyful peace of our Lord!
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