Judith Ann Kennedy Nowakowski, 78, of Butler, died Monday evening, October 9,2017, at the V.N.A. Inpatient Hospice, with her family at her side.
Born March 8 , 1939 in Butler, she was a daughter of the late Pressley William Kennedy and Thelma Beryl Brown Kennedy.
She was a seamstress at Harts Department Store and was a nursing assistant at the Sunnyview Nursing Home. She enjoyed traveling, sewing and was a food connoisseur.
Her family had the honor and privilege to have Judith Ann Nowakowski as a wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was loving, strong, hardworking, selfless, giving and always there for everyone of us. She was the matriarch of her family. God blessed us over the years with trips to the beach, lake house, Easter egg hunts and holiday festivities. She was front row in attending to all of her children and grandchildren activities. She adored and loved her seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She put the spark and light in all of our hearts and went above and beyond to be the best wife, mother and grandmother.
She was a member of St. Peter Roman Catholic Church in Butler.
Surviving are her three children, James Glenn (Trena Raub) Nowakowski, Kimberly Diane (Robert Dellen) Johnston and Pamela Sue (Ronald McKinney) McKinney.
Seven grandchildren: Jonathan Nowakowski, Chelsea Johnston, Shelby Johnston, Joshua Johnston, Alyssa McKinney Dodd (Caleb Dodd) Ashley McKinney Stirling and Samantha McKinney.
Two great grandchildren, Brody Kohyn Stirling and Rhys Julian Stirling.
Her siblings: Karen (Darryl) Nowakowski and Jean Kennedy.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Lee Nowakowski and her brother, Robert Kennedy.
Friends will be received at the Geibel Funeral Home, 201 East Cunningham Street, Butler, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 127 Franklin Street, Butler. The Rev. Harry Bielewicz, Pastor, will officiate. Internment will follow in St. Peter’s Parish Cemetery.
The Womens Council of St. Peter will meet at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Church to recite the Rosary.