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WINCHENDON - Judith A. (Harpp) Sarkovics, 67, of 390 Welch Road, died peacefully Tuesday afternoon, March 13, 2018 in Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Gardner, with her family at her side.
She was born in Plattsburgh, New York on October 30, 1950, daughter of the late Robert and Nina (LaPlante) Harpp and graduated from Saranac Central High School. In later years, Judy graduated from Norwich College and earned her Master's Degree from Eastern Nazarene College. She was a resident of Winchendon for 30 years.
Judy worked as an elementary school teacher and mostly taught second grade for many years at Memorial School in Winchendon until her retirement four years ago. In earlier years, she worked as an office cashier for K-Mart while living in New York. Judy enjoyed collecting angels, watching birds, walking and being a grandmother. She loved getting moose tracks ice cream at Kimball's with her granddaughter Abigail. She and her family took annual trips to the Adirondacks.
Judy attended New Hope Bible Chapel in Templeton. She was a former member and Sunday School teacher of First Baptist Church in Gardner and was a former member of The Lords Church in Winchendon. Judy was a participant for many years with the American Cancer Society Relay for Life in Gardner.
She leaves her husband of 40 years, Richard S. Sarkovics; a daughter, Miranda Guerra and her husband Christopher of Winchendon; one granddaughter, Abigail Guerra; two sisters, Kathleen Hayes and her husband David and Karen Plumadore and her husband Keith, both of Pottstown, PA; three brothers, Robert Harpp and his wife Deb of Highland Heights, OH, Richard Harpp and his wife Cherie and Daniel Harpp and his wife Jeanne, both of Plattsburgh, NY and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 11 A.M. in Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon. A reception will follow at Hidden Hill Function Hall, 18 Lisa Drive, Rindge, N.H.
Calling hours in the funeral home are Friday, March 16, 2018 from 5 to 7 P.M.
Memorial donations may be made to Scleroderma Foundation, 300 Rosewood Drive Suite 105, Danvers, MA 01923 or to New Hope Bible Chapel, PO Box 189, Templeton, MA 01468.