Judith “Judy” A. Thayer, 62, was from many different towns in southern NH and VT, but always consider the Monadnock region home, passed away peacefully with the love of family by her side on Sunday, August 13, 2023, at the Jack Byrnes Center in Lebanon.
She was born a daughter to the late Mary T. (O’Gara) and Warren G. Thayer on March 11, 1961, in Keene. Judy was educated locally at Keene High School class of 1979.
Judy enjoyed her time being a self-employed caretaker for the past 40 years.
Judy loved to spend her time contra dancing, being outdoors in the sun, and going to the beach in Maine. One thing that meant the most to Judy was her grandchildren and family. Judy gave freely of her time for those in need.
Ms. Thayer is survived by her three children, Nathan Ashworth and wife, Rachell of New Gloucester, ME., Caroline “Marly” Thompson and husband, Ryan of Brownsville, VT., and Seth Ashworth and wife, Frannie of Walpole. She is also survived by her five siblings, Peter J. Thayer and wife, Pam of Harrisville, Maureen Fitch of Windham, VT., John W. Thayer and wife, Caroline of Marlow, James G. Thayer and wife, Belinda of Hartwell, GA., Christopher J. Thayer and wife, Eileen of Stoddard, and her four grandchildren, Adella, Ezra, Ellie, and Rhys. Along with many cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Judy was predeceased by her former husband, Steve Ashworth.
A celebration of Judy’s life will be at 12:00 pm on Saturday, August 26, 2023, in the Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Judy’s name to the Jack Byrnes Center, 154 Hitchcock Loop Rd. Lebanon, NH. 03766., or to a charity of one’s choice. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, Keene. www.cheshirefamilyfh.com.