We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Braintree Chapel
Silver Spring MD- Judith Ann Nagle, affectionately known as “Marmie;” passed away Monday, July 11, 2022, at her home in the Riderwood Senior Living Community in Silver Spring, Maryland. Judy was born in Massachusetts to parents George and Martha Charlesworth of Braintree. Judy attended & graduated from Braintree High School. She was proud to have been a switchboard telephone operator following high school. She had a first marriage to Paul Hedly and had two
daughters, Karen Ann Hedly and Cynthia Lee Hedly Braman. She had a second marriage to the Reverend Frederick R. Nagle; and had two children, Dorinda Phyllis Nagle Malcolm, and Chad Raymond Nagle. She was highly artistic and creative throughout her life. She was professionally trained as a florist. She worked in several flower shops then
followed her entrepreneurial spirit, and operated her own floral business, “Flowers by Judy.” In the 1980s, with a high school friend, who owned and ran the gift shop, “The Busy Beaver” in Abington, Massachusetts, specializing in handmade and unique gifts. Judy had many successful craft projects such as “critter cages,” “mosquito houses,” “love knots,”
scarecrows, baby christening bonnets, and many more. Later in life she knitted, sketched, and painted. For many years she sent out Christmas cards featuring her own holiday drawings. Judy and her husband Fred retired to The Villages in Florida in 2002 where they enjoyed years of golf, pickle ball, cards, Mah Jong, and great times with friends and family. While in The Villages, she participated and medaled in the Senior Games for bowling. Judy also volunteered for many years in The Villages Hospital gift shop. In 2015, several years after her husband, Fred, passed away; she moved to the Riderwood Senior Living Community where she volunteered as a sales clerk at The Treasure Chest, the fundraising resale boutique. She was particularly proud that the proceeds of the boutique went to the Riderwood Benevolent Care Fund. This fund provides confidential financial assistance with basic living expenses and medical costs to Riderwood residents who, despite careful planning, can no longer afford to cover the the full cost of their care. Judy also volunteered to coordinate a large scaleMah Jong Tournament and was on the committee for planning the Fall Fair/Winter Bazaar. She was active in Wii Bowling and several cards and board game groups. She loved all games; from board games with her children and grandchildren, to slot machines and table games at numerous casinos around the country. Judy/Marmie has been described as “the life of the party,” and a “fireball, “as well as many other well-deserved lively adjectives. She loved to laugh and to make others laugh. She celebrated every season and holiday with gusto; decorating, cooking special treats and being together with friends and family. Judy was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick Nagle, daughter, Karen Hedly, and her sister Sandra Beaty. She is survived by her daughter Cynthia (Andy) Braman, her daughter Dorinda (David) Malcolm, and son Chad (Susan) Nagle; Grandchildren Melinda Caldwell, Christopher (Ashley) Caldwell, Michael Malcolm, Catherine Malcolm, Garrett Jacob, Carolyn Jacob, Nate Jacob, Victoria Nagle; Great Grandchildren AnnaleighLaJeunesse, Eliana Caldwell, and Bradley Caldwell. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, August 6. Please meet at Peck Funeral Home 516 Washington St, Braintree, MA 02184 at 9:30 am for a processional to the cemetery. A memorial celebration will be held on Saturday, August 27 at 1:00 pm at Riderwood Chapel, 3110 Gracefield Road, Silver Spring, MD 20904.In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial donations to the Riderwood Benevolent Care Fund. Checks can be made out to “Riderwood Benevolent Care Fund” noting the name of the tributee on the memo line. Mail to: Riderwood Philanthropy Dept., 3110 Gracefield Road, Silver
Spring, MD 20904.
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