Kathleen Judge, dedicated nurse, devoted mother, loving grandmother and inspiration to those whose lives she touched, passed away peacefully from coronary failure on May 1, 2005. She was born in Newry, Co. Antrim, Ireland, and began her career in nursing over 55 years ago. She received her Bachelors of Science from Hull University in England, along with her degree in public health. From England, she immigrated to Canada where she served the needy of the remote towns on the Canadian prairie for nearly 10 years until moving to Vancouver Island in 1956, where she met and married John Judge. After immigrating to the United States in 1964, she resumed her career as a nurse with Little Company of Mary Hospital from 1966 to 1986. After leaving Little Company of Mary, she returned to serving the needy of Los Angeles County as a public health nurse until 2004. The County honored her in 2003 as one of three finalists for ''Public Health Nurse of the Year''. She is survived by John Judge, her son Sean, daughter in law Beth, and her grandchildren Matthew and Kerry of Woodland Hills; her sister, Alice Bell and niece Kathleen Halleron, both of Belfast. She will be deeply missed. Visitation will be held from 4:00pm to 7:00 pm on May 5, 2005 at McCormick Redondo Beach Chapel, 1998 S. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach with rosary to follow. A funeral mass will be held at St James Catholic Church in Redondo Beach on Friday May 6, 2005 at 10:00 am.

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  1. I was saddened to read of the death of Mrs Judge in the Daily Breeze. She was the head nurse at Bay Crest Care Center when I took my mother there in 1988. Her compassion and tender care helped both my mother and me through an extremly difficult time. My mother died in 1989 and Mrs Judge was there to help me. Words fail me to express how much she meant to me and how much she helped me. She was a grand lady and I am thankful I had the privilege of knowing her. Margery Mooney

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