Julie "Judy" Monty Forkey, 83, of LaValley Road, Mooers, passed away peacefully, May 23, 2017 at the UVM Health Network, CVPH in Plattsburgh, with her loving family by her side.
She was born in Plattsburgh, May 10, 1934, the daughter of Cecil and Katharine (Judd) Monty. She grew up in Altona and graduated from Altona Central School in 1952. Judy married Lloyd Forkey, Oct. 20, 1954 at Holy Angels Church in Altona. He predeceased her, June 19, 2003.
She was a popular religion teacher at St. Joseph's and St. Ann's parishes for 10 years and was an active member of St. Ann's/St. Joseph's Ladies Auxiliary. She worked at Ayerst for 24 years and was a substitute teacher for Altona and Mooers Schools for 4 years.
She was devoted to her family, church and community and was known for her hospitality. She loved children, flowers, and her catholic faith. She was blessed with a large and loving family who will deeply miss her brilliant smile and loving heart.
Left to cherish the memory of Julie are her eight children, Gail and Mike Bell of Mooers, Lloyd Jr. and Karen Forkey of Ft. Myers, Fla., Chris and Jeanne Forkey of Altona, Sheila Clark of Plattsburgh, Monty and Sonja Forkey of Morrisonville, Debbie Stoner of Altona, Lance and Kelly Forkey of Altona, and Lisa Bray and companion George Larabee of West Chazy; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her brother, Morton "Bud" Monty; sister, Mary Manchester; and a grandson, Dusty Clark.
Calling hours will be held from 5 to 7 PM Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at the Hamilton Funeral Home, 793 Gilbert Road, Mooers. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 AM Thursday, May 25, 2017 at St. Joseph's Church in Mooers. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.
The family gratefully declines flowers, but would prefer donations and prayers sent to the Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus of St. Joseph's and St. Ann's.
Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 793 Gilbert Road, Mooers, 236-4747. To offer an online condolence, share a symbolic gesture, or share a photo in memory of Julie Forkey please visit www.hamiltonfuneralhome.com
Published on May 24, 2017