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Judith A (Games) Wilson
February 15, 1937 ~ January 21, 2024 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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Judith A. (Games) Wilson of Belmont, Massachusetts and most recently a resident of Brookhaven at Lexington, died peacefully in her apartment on Sunday, January 21, 2024. She was 86.
Judy was born on February 15, 1937 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the only child of the late Mildred (Buck) and Robert P. Games. She was raised in Belmont and attended Radcliffe College, graduating with the class of 1958. Two days after graduation, she married Kerry B. Wilson at Christ’s Church, Cambridge. Amid a shower of rice, the newlyweds set off on their honeymoon trip, driving across the country to San Diego, where Kerry was to serve with the U.S. Navy. They returned to the Boston area in 1963, settling in Belmont. In the 1980s, Judy earned her master’s degree in Library Science from Simmons University. She went on to land her dream job as a reference librarian at Harvard’s Houghton Library, working there for many happy years. Judy enjoyed the friendship of so many in her life, some which began when she was a young teen. She was part of a moms’ lunch group that formed in the 1970s in Belmont, and met monthly for decades; it eventually migrated to Cape Cod, with their last gathering in 2018. She had a lifelong love of reading, enjoyed a good game of bridge, and was an enthusiastic traveler. In retirement, she and Kerry explored the American Southwest and many European countries. Judy had a deep love of Cape Cod, having spent many childhood summers in Wellfleet and then North Eastham. She taught her daughters the basics of sailing aboard their red Sunfish on Cape Cod Bay.
Judy was pre-deceased by her parents and her husband, Kerry, who passed in 2012. She is survived by three daughters: Caroline Knisely and husband, James; Ellen Canepa and husband John; and Gail Meincke and husband, John; and her five beloved grandchildren: Leigh Ann and Jack Canepa, William and Jacqueline Giggi, and Jake Knisely.
Funeral services will be held at Belmont United Methodist Church on Common Street at 10am on Saturday, January 27.