Remsen- Judith E. Varian, 79, wife of George E. passed away while surrounded by the loving care of her family on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital, New Hartford.
Judy was born on February 20, 1939, in Peekskill, NY, a daughter of Richard C. and Dorothy Collard Horne. She grew up in Mohegan Lake, (Westchester Co.) and graduated from Lakeland High School, with the Class of 1956.
On August 15, 1956, Judy married the love of her life, George E. Varian, at St. Mary’s Church, Mohegan Lake. Thereafter the couple lived in the Peekskill area, where Mrs. Varian was employed in the insurance business for her father at The Horne Insurance Agency and later for many years at Spadaccia, Ryan & Haas Insurance Agency, of Yorktown Heights. In 2000 the couple retired to their present home in Remsen, which has been family owned since 1965.
Judy greatly enjoyed being a loving wife and homemaker. She possessed a keen interest in bird watching and bird feeding, with a great intrigue of humming birds and eagles. She found much joy and satisfaction from gardening and identifying wild flowers.
In addition to her loving husband of over 60 years, Judy is survived by three daughters and sons in law, Lynn (John) Tecchio, Mahopac, NY, Patricia (Chris) Chany, Lago Vista, TX, Elizabeth (Patrick) Gleason, Putnam Valley, NY; beloved grandchildren, James Hunt, Sara O’Reilly (Jeremy Foley), Joshua Tecchio, Christopher (Normandy) Chany, Kathryn (Michael) Altmann, Caitlin (Peter) Morgan, Tara Gleason, Patrick Gleason, Brian Gleason. She is also survived by three great-grandchildren, James, Jaxson and Parker; and her sister Meredith Dale, Illinois.
Her Funeral will be Saturday at 12:00 Noon at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, where calling hours will be Friday 7-9 P.M. Memorial contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society, 100 Lomond Court, Utica, NY 13502.