On Monday, September 12, 2022, Judith Metcalfe, beloved sister, aunt, and friend, passed away at the age of eighty-one. Judy was born on June 16th, 1941, in Hoboken, New Jersey to Frances and James McMaster.
She was the oldest of six children, four girls and two boys. At the age of 21, Judith married Michael Metcalfe, a Hoboken firefighter, and United States Marine.
Judy began her career as an administrative assistant and eventually began working for Control Associates Incorporated in Allendale, New Jersey.
She remained there for over twenty-five years, during which time she was promoted to Vice President of Operations, the first woman to hold that position in the company’s history.
As Vice President, Judy had an open-door policy for anyone in need of help – whether they had an accounting question, needed career advice or were
just having a bad day. She loved her job and developed long lasting friendships with many of her co-workers.
Outside of work, Judy was an avid reader. She loved poetry, various fiction genres (especially novels written by Irish
writers), as well as books on history, philosophy, and religion.
She spent many weekends antiquing in Upstate New York and in Lambertville, New Jersey. She loved the arts and would frequently visit New York City to see everything from the latest musical to the most recent exhibition at the Met. Yet what was most important to Judy were the relationships she built throughout her life with her friends and family. She will be greatly missed by all who were lucky enough to know her.
Judith was predeceased by her husband of 49 years, Michael Metcalfe, her parents Frances and James McMaster and sister Meredith Sansone.
She is survived by her sisters; Kathleen Lemp and Maureen Ferris and her brothers; James McMaster and Daniel McMaster, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Viewings will be held on Thursday, September 15th, 2022, from 2-4pm and 7-9pm.
Funeral mass will take place at Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church on Friday, September 16th, 2022 at 10:30 am.
Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington, New Jersey.