Judith L. BottoJanuary 15, 1945 ~ March 3, 2017 (age 72)
Judith L. Botto, 72, of New Britain, beloved wife of Domenick R. Botto, answered our Lord’s gentle beckoning on Friday, March 3, 2017. Judy was born in East Hartford, January 15, 1945, the daughter of the late Louis and Florrie (Franklin) Lawrence, she grew up in Manchester and attended the University of Hartford. She was employed at the Phoenix Insurance Co., eventually transitioning to the Traveler’s Insurance Co. both in Hartford. It’s there that she met her husband, Dom. They knew each other throughout their years at Traveler’s in support of the trans-national Telecommunications and Networking area. They were married on March 11, 1991 on a Monday afternoon after a full day of work at Traveler’s. They returned home to start their lives together. In 2007, Dom and Judy transitioned to IBM in Southbury, CT where they worked closely together. They left IBM in 2007. Judy worked for United Healthcare and Dom for UCONN Health Center and then the Red Cross. They retired in 2012. Those were wonderful years spent together. In 2014, Judy was diagnosed with PSP (Progressive Supranuclear Palsy). PSP is a neurodegenerative journey that has no treatment as of yet. The prognosis is dim (terminal). Dom has cared for her throughout and watched helplessly as she slowly degenerated, losing her ability to stand straight, ambulate, move her neck, track life with her eyes, and the ability to vocalize…completely by the later stages. This awful fate consigned her to an ever increasing rigid and useless body. Judy is survived by Domenick and several cousins. Judy was raised in the Episcopal Church in Manchester, CT, attending St. Mary’s Episcopal Church there. She later converted to Catholicism at St. Anthony Church in Bristol, where she and Dom were Extraordinary Ministers.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial for Judy on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 10:00 AM at St. Anthony Church, 111 School St., Bristol. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in Bristol.
The Berlin Memorial Funeral Home, 96 Main St., Kensington is in charge of arrangements.
To share a memory of Judy with Domenick, please visit wwwberlinmemorialfuneralhome.com
Goodbye Irish, you are surely at peace now, safe in his arms. No more tears.
(Requiescat in pace)