Judith Anne Hunter, 69, a lifelong resident of Branford, CT passed away on March 29, 2018 in her South Carolina home and ranch. Judith was the daughter of the late Louie and Helen Nemeth, and sister to late Louis G. Nemeth. She is survived by her brother, Brian Nemeth, and his wife, Michelle, along with her sister Kathleen Nemeth. She is also survived by her Nieces Vanessa Wildman , Alison Rousch and Nephew Jonathon Nemeth.
Judith was born in Lorain, Ohio on December 17, 1948. In her junior year, her family moved to Clearwater, FL where she would graduate from Clearwater HS and St. Petersburg Junior College. After, she moved to Branford, Conn to complete her Master Degree in special education at the University of Connecticut. She spent her adult life teaching within the West Haven School District. Judith lead and nurtured young people with special needs towards a fulfilling life. Her greatest passion and joy in life was the equestrian lifestyle; she was an outstanding rider, loved to play polo and dressage. She owned several horses in her lifetime, but the last horse owned was a winning Thoroughbred by the name of Copelan who stood by her side for many years. After she retired from her teaching career, Judith sought a warmer climate and enough land for her horse to run freely. She settled in the town of Nesmith, South Carolina where she enjoyed the beautiful landscape, quietness and tranquility of a small town.
Judith battled cancer which she fought with her incredible strength, positivity and grace for a year. Unfortunately, it took her wonderful life at an early age, her time with us was nothing short of meaningful to everyone around her. Judith will be missed by all who knew her, she was an extraordinarily unique daughter, sister, aunt, and member of the community whom enriched the lives of everyone she met along the way with her charm and personality. She took great pride in giving back to many wonderful charitable organizations but her dedication to the research to end breast cancer was represented by her involvement in the Susan G. Komen New England “Ride for the Cure”. Judith faithfully participated annually for 12 years; rain, snow or shine. She raised a substantial amount of money through sponsorship along with her own personal donations that was put to great use in specifically helping the New England chapter.
Friends and relatives are invited to a memorial ceremony on Saturday, April 28th from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm at the W.S. Clancy Memorial Funeral Home at 244 North Main Street, Branford, CT where her wonderful life will be remembered, honored and celebrated.
We would like to carry on her personal passion to end breast cancer by asking that in lieu of flowers, a donation is made to the Susan G. Komen New England Chapter, 76 Batterson Park Road, Farmington, CT, 06032, or at komennewengland.org. For directions and online memorial see www.wsclancy.com.
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