Judith Rebecca Umbriano, known to her loved ones as Judy, peacefully passed away on January 15, 2024, in Tempe, AZ, at the age of 85. Born on October 31, 1938, in Providence, RI, to Simon Altman and Esther Castricone. Judy was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and recent great-grandmother. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
Judy is survived by her loving children: Donna D'Alessio of Maricopa, AZ; Steven Umbriano of Scituate, RI; Paul Umbriano of Scottsdale, AZ; David Umbriano of Tempe, AZ; and Lara Cherone of Malden, MA. She also leaves behind seven grandchildren, Megan Umbriano, Nathan Umbriano, Jonathan Umbriano, Salvatore Cherone, Alanna Warner, Chiara Wilson, and Dante Umbriano, as well as a great grandson Axel Wilson. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Michael Umbriano; her son, Michael A. Umbriano; and her sister, Claire McDonough.
After graduating from Rhode Island College with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Judy dedicated over 30 years of her life as an ICU Nurse at Kent County Hospital. Her commitment to caring for others was unwavering, and her impact on the lives she touched will be remembered by all who had the privilege of knowing her.
Outside of her career, Judy found immense joy in spending time with her children and grandchildren. She cherished every moment with her family and embraced the role of a nurturing mother and doting grandmother. Judy also had a passion for travel, enjoying many cruises with her family. Whether it was a relaxing day at the beach or dining out, Judy found happiness in the simple pleasures of life. She was an avid reader, with a particular fondness for a good mystery. In addition to her family, she leaves behind her three closest friends, Anna, Elaine, and Patty-affectionately known as "The Golden Girls." These inseparable friends shared countless memorable days dating back to their grade school years, forming a bond that transcended time. Judy's legacy is woven into the fabric of these enduring friendships.
A Mass in honor of Judy will take place at Holy Apostles Church, located at 800 Pippin Orchard Rd., Cranston, RI 02921, on Saturday, February 24, 2024, at 10:00 am. The burial will be conducted privately.
Judy's legacy of love, compassion, and dedication will forever be cherished by those who knew her. May her soul find eternal peace.