Judith Montecalvo,74, of Norwalk, formerly of Stamford, passed away surrounded by her loving family at Danbury Hospital, on Monday, October 31, 2022. Judy, as she was affectionately known, was born on March 31, 1948, in Stamford, CT, and was one of four children born to the late, Francis and Muriel (Allen) Pirro.
Judy leaves behind her loving husband, Michael L. Montecalvo; her children, Sean Montecalvo, Jaime Lagasse and husband Benjamin, and Danielle Montecalvo. She also leaves behind her precious grandchildren, Micah, Remi and Sage Lagasse, and her sister Patricia D’Amico. She was predeceased by a sister and brother-in-law, Marion Rupp and husband Ed, a brother, Frank “Butchy” Pirro and a brother-in-law, Phil D’Amico.
Judy and Mike were true soulmates. They grew up together from birth as their parents were lifelong friends. They began dating at sixteen years old and in 1968 they were married. Not long after their wedding day Mike left for Vietnam. Upon his return from the service they started their family. In 1972 their son Sean was born, followed by their daughter Danielle in 1974, and daughter Jaime in 1976. While raising three children, Judy managed to work for her family business and volunteer as the PTA president for Kendall Elementary School where her children attended.
Judy was always a natural caregiver and dreamed of becoming a Registered Nurse. She pursued her love of medicine and went to nursing school while simultaneously raising a family and taking great care of her mother and sister who were both terminally ill at the time. Judy’s hard work and dedication to others earned her a prestigious award given by the U.S. Army for persevering under tremendously strenuous times. Her career as an RN began at Honey Hill Care Center in Norwalk, CT, and as she advanced in her education she also advanced in her career path, going on to work as an Emergency Room nurse at St Joe’s Hospital in Stamford, Norwalk Hospital and Bridgeport Hospital. Judy continued working with Dr. Babulis, Long Ridge Diagnostic, and was part of the surgical team at Wilton Surgical. She most recently worked at Split Rock Surgery Center in Wilton.
Family and friends may call at the Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Myrtle Ave., Stamford, CT on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 from 4:00-8:00 PM, with a funeral service celebrating Judy’s life to begin at 7:30 PM.
Judy’s love for life was unmatched, and she was always up for an adventure. She loved waterskiing, snow skiing, and skydiving. Judy and Mike shared their love of motorcycles and took many road trips to wonderful places and enjoyed many adventures together over the years. She loved riding her “Shadow”, but a favorite memory of hers was when Mike taught her how to ride his Harley.
Judy really loved life and everyone in it. She cared for and helped so many people in her lifetime. She was artistic, a captivating storyteller, a great dancer, a wonderful cook, loved music and always seemed to be the funniest person in the room. She had an incredible love of animals and adored all of her beloved dogs; Snoopy, Ralphie, Zorba, Maddie and Sammy. She leaves behind her precious rescue pup Little Ricky. Amongst her varied talents, Judy knew sign language, loved bocce and bowling and adored decorating her home for the holidays. But above all else, Judy loved her family; her grandchildren Micah, Remi and Sage are the loves of her life. She loved to watch them play their favorite sports on Saturdays, take them shopping and cook them their favorite meals. Her life was lived for her kids and grandkids, and she loved nothing more than having everyone at her house for family dinners filled with love and laughter. She loved her family and her friends and if you were lucky enough to be a part of her life you know what a special woman she was and how dearly she will be missed.
In keeping with Judy’s respect for U.S. Veterans, memorial donations may be made to the veteran’s charity of your choice.
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