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Judy A. James

July 4, 1940 - January 27, 2024



Midtown Funeral Home
3918 West Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60618
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Sunday, February 4, 2024 at 3:00 PM


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Montrose Cemetery and Crematorium
5400 North Pulaski Road
Chicago, Illinois 60630
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Judy James, aged 83, passed away in her sleep on January 27, 2024. Preceded in death by her sisters Lynne and Dawn, grandson Jeremy, and son-in-laws Michael and Eric. Judy is survived by her daughters Victoria, Wendy, and Sandra, her grandchildren Cristofer, Danielle, and William, great-grandchildren Jocelyn and Matthew, nieces and nephews, and many friends. Judy was known as the life of the party, avid concert-goer, lover of Chicago sports teams, and a born-again hippie. In lieu of flowers, we would appreciate donations to the ASPCA (Donate To The ASPCA to honor Judy’s love of her pets throughout the years. Arrangements by Midtown Funeral Home and Cremation Options, 773.654.3744,


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To Judy & her loved ones near and far,

My name is Nicole, I am a hospice volunteer who was so very lucky enough to be connected with Judy in these last few months of her life. It was a great joy to bond with her, hear stories about her life and learn about her musical favorites - stories of concerts she saw, songs she loved to dance to like "Old Time Rock & Roll." I would always say Judy James, Born on the Fourth of July! My very favorite moment in our friendship was finding out she was a hippie from way back, as they say. Those caretakers that I interacted with at Harmony loved Judy, too - she reached us by being her genuine self, sharp and funny and open and kind.

I truly loved spending time with Judy - a kindred spirit and a cool customer as I always called her. She always met me with a smile, lots of jokes and smirks. She loved to hear stories about my dad, another kindred with her, and my dog, Maybellene - our rock and roll mascot! I will miss her and remember her so very fondly and lovingly as my friend.

Blessings to all who grieve her passing and true gratitude for the time together.

With love,
Nicole Faust

Nicole Faust
January 31, 2024