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Judith Hope (Sovulis-Therrien) Isom

May 06, 1938 - June 27, 2022

Judith Hope (Sovulis-Therrien) Isom

May 06, 1938 - June 27, 2022


Obituary For Judith Hope (Sovulis-Therrien) Isom

Judith Hope (Sovulis-Therrien) Isom, 84, passed away in her home surrounded by her loving daughters, following a long illness. She was the beloved wife of the late John T. Isom with whom she shared 28 years of marriage and resided in Peabody.

Born in Lynn, Judy was the daughter of the late Bernard and Eleanor (Patten-Sovulis) McCluskey. She was raised in Lynn and Nahant and was a graduate of Lynn English High School.

Following her high school graduation, Judy met and married the late Alfred Therrien and raised their five children in Peabody and shared 25 years of marriage.

Judy was employed in the Accounts Payable Department at both North Shore Children's Hospital and Salem Hospital for over 15 years. She then went to work at North Shore ARC in Danvers where she eventually retired after 7 years in 1994.

A longtime resident of Peabody, Judy was a member of the Peabody Historical Society and a longtime and faithful member of the Second Congregational Church on Maple St., in Peabody where she was a proud member of their choir. She enjoyed her Sundays at church and cherished her church family and the friends she met during her many years there. Judy was an avid gardener and took great pride in her beautiful garden and was a member of the Peabody Garden Club. She also was a self-taught, talented artist who gifted much of her artwork to family and friends.

She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend, who will be missed by all who knew her.

Surviving her are three daughters, Tammy Hamilton and her husband, Rob of Tewksbury, Tracy Brown of Peabody and Heather Palomo and her husband, Andre of Tewksbury, a sister, Linda Mills Barnes of Tewksbury, two stepdaughters, Sandra Sheehan of Hanover and Nancy Isom of Foxboro, several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. She was also the mother of the late Ronald J. Therrien and Robert D. Therrien, grandmother of the late Ashley Louise Therrien, sister of the late Steven and David Sovulis and stepmother of the late John T. “Jay” Isom Jr. and Richard W. Isom.

ARRANGEMENTS: Visiting hours will be held at the Conway Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn Street, Peabody, Tuesday, July 5, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. followed by a service in the funeral home at 7:00 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to the American Lung Association of the Northeast, 1661 Worcester Rd., unit 301, Framingham, MA 01701.

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  • Judy was such a big part of my childhood. A second mom to so many including me 🙂 Always there to give advice or help. I have so many happy memories. Love you Judy RIP---Pam

  • So sad for my friends, Tracy, Heather, Tammy and their kids. You ladies did a remarkable job taking care of Your Mom. She and John were both able stay home because of you 3! Find comfort in that. Let all the happy memories you've created over the years help you through the hard days. Love you All, Melissa💜

  • We were a crazy bunch of friends.. We laughed, cried, went on vacations together, went to restaurants and most of all chatted away in Jude's fairy garden with a glass of wine. Yes, we did crazy things for more than 40 years since we met Jude at East Hill Farm. The gang included - Jude, Judee Cyr, Terry Sovulis, Barbara Ainslie, Dick Mikszenas and me. John would always join us after his swim and always with his Starbucks cup of coffee. We continued our friendship and always got together in Jude's special, magical and beautiful garden. She had the greenest thumb and the art of making everything she touched more beautiful - whether it was gardening, painting, crafting or decorating her home. Her heart was the biggest... always arranging our gatherings... and always wanting to have a moment with each of us personally - letting us each know we were special to her. Jude was a special friend to each of us - and especially to me and my husband, Dick. We will miss Jude, but hope that she is at peace and with those who she loved who went before her. May Jude's memory be eternal... Dick and Terri Mikszenas

  • What a beautiful childhood I had that you were such a big part of, I always loved you and you were so very special to me, you treated me like your own child, knowing I was by myself, and I have always held that close to my heart, I hope you rest in peace till we all see you again XOXO

  • Such a beautiful, kind, pristine lady. Never a hair out of place, ever!!! Rest in peace Jude, thanks for the memories. Sandy Innis

  • I already miss you so very much. My heart aches but I know you are with me and wiping my tears. Love you momma! ❤️

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