Judith K. Calabrese


Judith K. Calabrese, 72, of Mahwah, NJ passed away on Wednesday, September 1, 2021.  Born in the Bronx, NY she was raised in Fair Lawn prior to settling in Mahwah 26 years ago.  An avid hot air balloon enthusiast,  Judith enjoyed photography and rooting for the New York Yankees, but her greatest joy was taking care of her young NICU patients at Valley Hospital. 

Prior to retiring, she was a registered nurse at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood for many years.

Beloved sister of Lynn Murphy and husband Robert.  Cherished aunt of Darren Bradshaw and wife Christine and Jay Bradshaw and wife Lisa.  Loving and devoted grandaunt of Kaitlyn, Nicholas, Sean and Emma.

The family will receive relatives and friends on Saturday, September 11, 2021 11 – 1 PM with a service to follow at Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home, 13-31 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410.  Interment to follow at George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus. All visitors are kindly asked to wear a mask while visiting.  

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Judith may be made to the Mary Therese Rose Fund, www.marythereserose.org

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I remember my classmate as such a gentle soul. She always saw the positivity in people and had a smile that left a lasting impression on many. My condolences to her family.
Jane Lenner
Just found out about Judy,s passing. A wonderful, compassionate nurse who cared deeply about her pediatric patients. The medical community will greatly morn her loss and the many children she inspired with her excellent care. Dr. Mary Bello
mary bello
The Calabrese family lived down the street from me growing up, and while Lynn was my lifelong classmate, I remember Judy as her younger sister and a very sweet little girl. She clearly grew up to be a wonderful, caring woman. My sincere condolences to Lynn and her entire family.
Laurie Moloney
My sincere condolences to Judy's family. Judy was one of the nurses that cared for my 30 weeker in1987 while still working at St. Joseph's NICU. Her expert nursing care made all the difference. It was a pleasure to work with her in The Valley NICU.
Carolyn A. Castellano, RNC, BSN
I'm very saddened to hear about the passing of our dear Judy. She was one of the funniest "Valley Girls" I knew. We would talk a lot about whatever we were crafting between patient care. I will miss her humor, genuine advice, and kind heart. With gratitude for knowing her, Molly Senese
molly senese
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