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Judith A. Pelino


Pelino, Judith




Judith Ann Pelino, 73, of Chandler, AZ, formerly of Brookfield, WI, passed away peacefully in her home on Tuesday, August 2, 2016. Born on September 14, 1942 in Chicago, IL, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Beverly Ferguson. Beloved mother of Dawn Ramirez (David), Thomas Pelino (Shelley) and David Pelino (Gina); loving grandmother of Nicole, Anthony, Jacob, Anna Marie, Nicholas, Ava, and Aria; aunt to Timothy Deveney and Jolene Manchen, and sister of Virginia Deveney and the late Joseph Ferguson. Judy was an avid follower of politics, enjoyed reading books, baking, going to the theater and playing piano. What she loved most was attending the sporting events and performances of her grandchildren. She was the center of her family which was her pride and joy. She had a long career at GE Medical Systems as a welcoming face for new employees and then retired from the Public Works Department at the City of Chandler. A Memorial Service will take place on September 2, 2016 at 7:00 pm at Cornerstone Church, 1595 S. Alma School Road, Chandler, AZ 85286. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fisher House, at, or Arizona Animal Welfare League at


  • Nan Kahl Posted August 29, 2016 7:49 PM

    She will be missed. I worked with her at the city of Chandler and was a fellow Wisconsinite .

  • Jason Mooney. Posted August 29, 2016 11:01 PM

    May you Reign in Heaven. And when I get there. Please take my Hand.

  • Patti Navilliat Posted August 30, 2016 8:36 AM

    Judy was an amazing woman. Her kind and beautiful legacy will long live on with her wonderful family. I loved her laugh and sense of humor. My deepest sympathy is extended to all her loved ones. God’s Peace Be With You.

  • Patricia Hurd Posted August 30, 2016 7:30 PM

    Judy was a valued member of our Homeowner’s Board for many years. She was a kind friend in so many ways. She is greatly missed.

  • Judy McMullen Posted August 30, 2016 11:08 PM

    It’s still hard to believe I can’t call or text JP. We had so many times when we shared a meal and laughter. We ” solved” all the problems in the world of politics…or thought we had. I have met all of Judy’s children and most of her grandchildren. And, I have been blessed to have been included in many family get together meals.
    When JP found out about her first cancer I was able to find a great doctor to help her. She was so happy she was able to have 11 years of remission. The time gave her the opportunity to enjoy her family and enjoy the births of several grands.
    I miss her smile, sense of humor, and twinkle in her eyes. I am blessed to be able to have Judy as a friend for many years. See you in heaven JP.

  • Victoria Sharp Posted September 2, 2016 8:34 AM

    Miss you dear friend. You left behind a lot of broken hearts, but glad you are safe in the arms of Jesus.

  • Al Campos Posted February 19, 2017 10:09 PM

    Lived with Judy for 2-1/2 years back in Milwaukee area after her divorce from Tom. We ended up on the opposite sides of the political spectrum. Oil and water do not mix well so our last words with each other were not good ones. Ivory Bunny was her CB Radio handle. The one tie Playboy Bunny did have a sense of humor. Sorry I was so late knowing of her passing.

  • Claudia Nelson Posted April 6, 2017 11:29 AM

    I worked with Judy at GE Medical Systems from 1979 until she retired around 1995 or so. We were friends for 37 years…and she was my best friend, helping me out of jams at times, laughing and agreeing together on the merits of LOTS of BUTTER. Judy loved me as I was–warts and all. I still haven’t come to terms and miss her horribly. The figurines she gave me and the “Believe” wall hanging are prominent in my home as remembrances of a long and happy friendship. See you in Heaven, my BFF. 🙁

  • Claudia Nelson Posted October 30, 2017 4:34 AM

    I knew Judy since 1979, when I started working at GE Medical in Wisconsin. It’s so hard to lose a friend of 37 years…I am heartbroken.

  • Jolene Marie Manchen Posted December 10, 2019 9:57 AM

    I love you aunt judy. Ill always cherish the good times we had. I remember being so excited every time youd fly to Chicago to visit. It was always such a good time spending time with you. You were a wonderful aunt and person. We miss you. Love jolene

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