Belmont — Judith “Judy” Marie (Knowlton) McCoy, 76, passed away peacefully Oct. 14, 2016, with her family by her side.
Judy was born June 30, 1940, in Owls Head, the daughter of David and Margaret (Everett) Knowlton, who predeceased her. After graduating from Rockland High School, she worked in Maine as a telephone switchboard operator until she happily became a mother. After her children were grown, she went to school to become a beautician. She loved making her friends and clients feel beautiful.
Judy was a devoted Christian. She loved reading her Bible and went to church faithfully. She gave liberally to her church and to missionaries. Judy loved family gatherings, reading to her grandchildren, sending hand-written cards, gardening, music, singing, socializing with friends and volunteering.
Judy leaves behind her loving husband of 38 years, William, and five children, Judith Belanger and her husband, Bryan, of Lee, Rebecca Macomber and her husband, Elwin, of Belmont, Mary Budro and her husband, Shawn, of Gilford, N.H., Ann McCoy of Concord, N.H., and William McCoy III and his wife, Ina, of Brookline, N.H. Judith was loved by her eight grandchildren, Bryan, Matthew, Benjamin, Samuel, Seth, Colby, Brandon, and her newest grandson, William IV, born just two months ago. Judy was also loved by her many great-grandchildren. She is survived by two sisters, Betty Curtis and her husband, Oliver, of Owls Head, and Brenda Kaler and her husband, Greg, of Thomaston; and by many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will honor and remember Judy’s life by gathering at the Lochmere Baptist Church, 17 Church St. in Lochmere, N.H., at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19.
In lieu of flowers, consider making a memorial contribution to the New Hampshire Food Bank, 700 East Industrial Park Drive, Manchester, NH 03109, nhfoodbank.org, or Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 780 N. Main St., Laconia, NH 03246, centralvna.org.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Laconia, N.H., is assisting the family with the arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at wilkinsonbeane.com.