Judith (Randall) Whitney

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Judith Randall Whitney
1940 - 2017
BELFAST - Judith Randall Whitney, 77, died on June 8, 2017, at her Belfast home after a long battle with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. She was surrounded by her loving family.
She was born Jan. 19, 1940, in Brewer, the oldest child of the late Coleman and Evelyne (Williams) Randall. She grew up in Farmington, Waterville, and Belfast, and graduated from Crosby High School in Belfast in 1958.
She graduated from Westbrook Junior College in Portland and worked in the Boston and Portland areas before she returned to college to earn degrees from Plymouth State College in New Hampshire and the University of Maine.
She taught in the medical assistant programs at Hesser College in New Hampshire, and Thomas College in Waterville; but the career in which she found the greatest fulfillment was that of wife and mother.
In 1975, she married Deane S. Whitney, of Cranberry Isles, and they had two children before his untimely death in 1994.
In 2002, she married Roger F. Blake, of Belfast, whom she had known as a teenager, and they moved into the Belfast home that her parents had built in retirement.
She passionately supported the activities and endeavors of her children and grandchildren. She was an active volunteer throughout her life, including her recent involvement with the hospice and hospital programs in the Belfast area.
She loved being on Cranberry Island, picking wild blueberries, and traveling. She enjoyed socializing with old friends and new ones, and she harbored a peculiar affection for chickens.
Judy's love for and her devotion to her family were boundless. She will be deeply missed and warmly remembered and cherished.
She is survived by her son Kenneth S. Whitney, of Belfast; her daughter, Ellen Whitney Garvey, M.D.; grandsons Jameson Deane Garvey and Ryder William Garvey, of Brattleboro, Vt.; her dear friend Roger Blake, of Halfmoon Pond; sister-in-law Roberta Randall, of Westbrook; nephews and nieces; and many dear friends. She was predeceased by her late husband; her parents; two brothers, Kenneth and Robert Randall; and her stepmother, Georgia Randall.
Visiting hours for family and friends will be held in Belfast at Judy's home, 214 Waterville Rd., Friday, June 16, from 5-7 p.m. Graveside services will be held Saturday, June 17, at 1:30 p.m., at the Bunker Burying Ground on Great Cranberry Island, where she will be laid to rest beside her late husband. Arrangements are in care of the
Jordan-Fernald Funeral Home,
1139 Main St., Mount Desert. Condolences may be expressed at:
www.jordanfernald.com.

In lieu of flowers,
please make donations to the
Westbrook College
Alumni Association
University of New England
716 Stevens Avenue
Portland, ME 04103



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Published in Central Maine on June 13, 2017