Judy Jenkins Kilroy, 82
Judy Jenkins Kilroy, 82, of Marion formerly of Holliston passed away suddenly Saturday, August 7, 2021 at Tobey Hospital in Wareham. She was the wife of Richard E. “Dick” Kilroy. They were married for 58 years.
Born in Buffalo, NY, she was the daughter of the late Gerard and Julia (Carey) Jenkins. She graduated from Mount Mercy Academy, Daemon College (formerly Rosary Hill) and received her master’s degree from Nichols College. Judy was a computer systems analyst for Boston Scientific in Framingham for 10 years and retired in 2000. She previously worked for the Bose Corporation.
Sailing out of Sippican Harbor in Marion since 1969, Judy was a member of the Beverly Yacht Club and raced in several Marion-Bermuda races, including the inaugural race in 1977 on the yacht Roblin. She also raced in 1989, 1991, 1993, 1995 and 1999 along with her husband on their yacht Vixen. Judy also raced her small boat, a Bullseye named Seamus in the Women’s fleet for several years at the Beverly Yacht Club.
Judy and Dick resided aboard the yacht Dashaway for 14 years during the winter months in the British Virgin Islands and travelled throughout the Carribean from 2000 to 2013. She was a member of the Women’s Club in Holliston, Sippican Women’s Club in Marion and the Bridge Club in Marion. Judy was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church in Holliston and St. Rita’s Church in Marion. She was an avid sewing professional, including sewing baptismal gowns at St. Rita’s. Judy also enjoyed photography.
Survivors include her husband Dick of Marion; her son, David Emmett Kilroy and his partner Ms. Dana DeCapite of Royal Oak, MI; her daughters, Karen Kilroy Mastovsky and her husband David of Marion, and Kathleen Kilroy Berkel and her husband Craig of Sudbury; her grandchildren, Heather MacMunn and her husband James, Emma Mastovsky, Drew Mastovsky, Ryan Berkel, Devon Berkel and Kyle Berkel; her brother, Jerry Jenkins and his wife Barbara of Buffalo, NY; her sisters, Suzie Jenkins Gorman and her husband Bill of Beaumont, CA, and Elizabeth Jenkins Tkach and her husband Russell of Troy, OH.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, August 14, 2021 at St. Rita’s Church, 115 Front St., Marion at 10 AM. A reception will immediately follow at the Beverly Yacht Club, 99 Water St., Marion. Burial will be private.
Donations in her memory may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Rd., Waltham, MA 02452 or on-line at https://www.alz.org/manh OR Beverly Yacht Club (specify Junior Sailing Program in memo field), 99 Water St., Marion, MA 02738.
Arrangements by Chapman Funerals & Cremations – Wareham. To leave a message of condolence visit: www.chapmanfuneral.com