Judith E. Sepi

Judith E. Sepi passed away at the Gowanda Rehabilitation and Nursing Center on May 19 2013 after a long illness. She was a longtime resident of Angola, NY and before that, Batavia, NY.

Judith was born February 2, 1942 to Jessie (Fik) and William Inglut in Lackawanna, NY, during a snowstorm. Her parents were not able to get to the hospital, so she made her entrance into this world at home. She attended St. Barbara School in Lackawanna and graduated from Immaculata Academy in Hamburg, NY. She earned her Licensed Practical Nurse pin from Catherine McAuley School of Practical Nursing in Batavia, NY.

She was employed at St. Jerome Hospital in Batavia, NY for many years, working on the pediatric ward and 2 South. She met her future husband, the late Anthony M. Sepi, in Batavia and married him on April 27, 1963 at St. Michael the Archangel R.C. Church in Lackawanna, NY.

Judith and her husband were involved in many community groups in Batavia including the St. Joseph’s Drum and Bugle Corps. They traveled around the country with the group, acting as chaperone and cook. Judith was also active in the Women’s Auxiliary at St. Jerome Hospital.

After Anthony’s death on August 29, 1989, she moved to Angola, NY to work for the Western New York Developmental Disabilities Services Office (DDSO). She became an active member of the Angola Gazebo Committee and a lector at Most Precious Blood R.C. Church.

Judith completed many hand embroidered samplers for her family and friends. She loved to send cards and never forgot a birthday, sometimes sending more than one card if she felt it was necessary. She and her husband did not have children, but they showered their nephews and nieces with attention and love. “Aunt Judy” could be found siting on her folding chair at numerous football and baseball games as well as school plays, musicals and concerts, cheering on her young family members.

Besides her husband, Judith was predeceased by her father and mother. She is survived by her brother, Richard W. (Mary) Inglut of Angola and a sister, Vicki I. (Stephen) Cocca of Gowanda. Also survived by nephews and nieces Richard (Melinda) Inglut of Gowanda, Laurie (Robert) Reitz of Angola, William (the late Linda) of Angola, Andrew Inglut of Angola, Katherine Cocca-Bates (Nathaniel) of New York City and Vincent Cocca of Brooklyn, NY, ten great nieces and nephews and three great-great nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends may call at the SCHINDLER FUNERAL HOME, 44 Center Street, Gowanda, N.Y., on Thursday, May 23, 2013 from 2-7 PM with a Mass of Christian Burial from St. Joseph’s R.C. Church, 90 East Main Street Gowanda, at 11 AM Friday, May 24, 2013. Please assemble at church.