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Mary Our Queen Church
Thursday December 9th, 2021

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Wednesday December 8th, 2021
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Judith O. Callahan

Judith Owsianik Callahan, 80, passed away suddenly at her home on Thursday, December 2, 2021. She had been the loving wife of Brian F. Callahan for 61 years.

Born on December 4, 1940 in Meriden to the late Raymond and Julie (Rybak) Owsianik, she had been a longtime Southington resident.

Judy was a beautiful soul with the wonderful ability to make everyone feel they were special. She loved her family dearly and put the needs of everyone she cared about before her own. Judy will be remembered for her love and dedication to those she cared for, as well as, for her quick wit and uncanny memory (it was like having our own personal google). She touched many lives with small gestures, never realizing her positive impact.

Judy had a wonderful sense of fashion. She was a fashionista in her own right, whether dressed in her animal print, sparkles or navy and white “Essex'' wear. She loved spending her winters in Florida with her husband and best friend, Brian. She loved the Florida life, sunning and floating in the pool and entertaining her family and friends who came to visit. Her hospitality was genuine and she made all who visited feel welcome. Judy cherished her lunches and laughs with her dear friends celebrating life and their birthdays. Some of those friendships go as far back as her early childhood. This is a testament to her devotion to family and friends. She will be deeply missed by all.

In addition to her husband Brian, Judy is survived by 3 children; Kelly Nichols and her husband Tom of Essex; Colleen Saucier and her husband Gary of Southington; Brian Callahan and his wife Sheri of Old Westbury, NY; 6 grandchildren, Shannon Nichols and her fiancé Barrett Stowell of Essex; Zachary Nichols and his fiancé Almedina Kokic of Southington; Matt Saucier and his fiancé Gabby Yang of San Jose, CA; Julie Mankus and her husband Eric of Durham; and Sarah and Grant Callahan of Old Westbury, NY She is also survived by her sister, Linda Owsiank of The Villages, FL and Barbara Robichaud and her husband Steve of New Bern, NC; her late sister Patricia DeAngelis’ fiancé, John Simone of Southington and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Judy’s memory may be made to Southington Community Services, 91 Norton St, Plantsville, CT 06479.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at Mary Our Queen Church, 248 Savage St, Plantsville. Burial will follow in St. Thomas Cemetery, Southington. Calling hours will be held from 4 – 8 p.m. on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at the Plantsville Funeral Home, 975 S. Main St, Plantsville. For online condolences and directions, please visit www.plantsvillefuneralhome.com.

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Brian., please accept my sincere condolences!🥵

Arthur Secondo Dec 9 2021 2:54 PM

Brian "Cal" and Family,
It is with heavy hearts that we write in sympathy of Judy's passing. We will hold the happy memories we've shared over the years close to our hearts in fond remembrance of such a fabulously funny wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. You are in our thoughts and prayers - we wish you hope, love, and peace at this difficult time.

Carly & Joshua Keith Dec 8 2021 9:48 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Judith Callahan

Carly & Joshua Keith Dec 8 2021 9:41 PM

Les and I are so very sorry to hear of Judys passing. She and Brian would come into the Carousel for breakfast and we would always have a nice talk. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and her family of who she was so proud of.

Les and Sharon Zimmer Dec 8 2021 12:42 PM

So saddened to learn of Judy's passing. Although i've know Brian since high school, I met Judy several years ago when we discovered we share the same birth date, birthplace and name. We would run into each other at our favorite spot for our birthday lunch. Judy with her close friends , me with mine.She will be dearly missed by her loving family, friends and me. Rest in peace dear friend.

Judy C. (Limmer) Dec 7 2021 7:50 PM

Donna and I just want to say how sorry we are for the loss of Judy. May she rest in peace.

Mike and Donna Robson Dec 7 2021 1:15 PM

Brian, sorry for your loss.,..but.assured that heaven has gained an angel..our thoughts & prayers with you & your family..

Karen & Michael Malecha Dec 6 2021 7:36 AM

Brian, so sorry for your loss of Judy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Bill Schumann Dec 5 2021 8:05 PM

To our Dear loving friend Linda and her extended loving family. We are Deeply sorry of your lost of your loving Sister. We wish you all peace, May Judy's New Adventure In Heaven Be Blessed as she looks down on all of her Family and Friend's. Sending hugs , peace, love and Prayers. 🙏🙏🙏🙏, Ruth and Keith Gordon

Keith Gordon Dec 5 2021 10:55 AM

We always enjoyed the great posts Judy would put on facebook. The wonderful wedding pictures of all of the family that was so special to Judy. The stories Linda and Barge share with us .She will be missed by all.
Our thoughts and Prayers are with you Brian and your lovely family we have enjoyed getting to know through Linda. Love June & Tony

June & Tony Buthray Neighbors of Linda in The Villages. Dec 4 2021 9:06 PM

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