Judith D. Mistretta (Judi)

Judith D. Mistretta (Judi) - Rochester Cremation

Rochester, NY- October 7, 2022 at age 73 the world lost a beloved wife and mother.  Judi battled Metastatic Melanoma for four and a half years with courage, strength and a strong will to live for her family.  Pre-deceased by her sister, Eva Boylin and nephew, Brad Boylin.  Survived by her husband of almost 56 years (November 26, 1966) the love of her life, Robert C. Mistretta; her one and only child and loving daughter, Pamela E. (Stephen) Grippo and two loving granddaughters, whom they called Nana, Chiara M. Grippo and Samantha K. Grippo.  Also, survived by nieces: Kellie Siple, Donna (Joan) Blackman and nephews: Mark Mistretta (Michelle), Peter Mistretta and James (Crystal) Mistretta. Along with many great nieces & nephews and other loving family & friends.

Judi had a strong connection to her faith and connection to the Lord reading her Bible often and saying her Rosary multiple times any given day often praying for her family, friends, or anyone she heard of who needed the power of prayer including finding a cure for cancer and giving her another day to be here with her family.  She loved & enjoyed spending time with her granddaughters & family, reading, cooking, baking, playing cards & games, journaling, word search, listening to country music and watching anything on T.V. that was funny or contained music and talent. Judi loved football and watching her favorite team the New Orleans Saints.  She also loved watching and listening to the birds outside, especially, Humming birds & Cardinals. She was full of life always smiling & laughing.  She found beauty in everything life offered.  She was tremendously proud of her family & their accomplishments. Constantly offering patience, help, kindness, calmness and encouragement.

Judi grew up and attended school in Louisiana, moving to NY in her late teens where she met her husband.  She retired from Tops Markets where she served her community in the grocery / retail business for over 40 years.

No viewing will be held to honor Judi’s wishes.  A Memorial Mass to celebrate Judi’s life will be held Friday October 14, 2022 at 12:00pm at The Parish of the Holy Family, 4100 Lyell Road Rochester, NY 14606 followed by final prayers & goodbyes at Holy Ghost Cemetery, Coldwater Road Rochester, NY 14624.

Thanks to the teams of Dr. Deepak Madhao Sahasrabudhe, M.D., Dr. Nicole Gise and Palliative Care, Dr. Eva Galka, Brockport Strong West UR Medicine & Oncology, and the Aurora House Hospice team & volunteers for all your compassionate care.  Family & friends wishing to honor Judi are invited to make a donation to AIM At Melanoma Foundation @ http://www.aimatmelanoma.org to help support finding a cure or contribute to Aurora House Comfort Care Home 2495 S. Union St Spencerport, NY 14559 @ https://aurorahousewmc.com

7 Condolences

  1. Darryl & Patricia Anderson on October 10, 2022 at 8:15 am

    With Sincere Condolences to Mark Mistretta and the entire family from Darryl and Pat Anderson 💜

    • Patty madalena on October 10, 2022 at 9:31 am

      Our deepest sympathies for you, Mark and Family. You’re all in our prayers
      God bless you all. Patty and Vic.

  2. Rachel Sitzer on October 10, 2022 at 8:50 am

    Judi showed me the greatest love that a mother could at a very young age. As an impressionable young child, I spent more time at her house than my own, as a friend of Pam. She cared for me as a teen when my own mother was sick and passed away. She picked me up from the hospital when I had my first child and I was all alone. She cut my baby’s finger nails and showed me how to do it. I am beyond grateful that I was blessed to know and love such a beautiful woman. Thank you Judi, for all of your love and your absolutely beautiful smile. I will remember you in every bird song I hear until the end of time.

  3. Cheryl LaRocco DeCastro on October 10, 2022 at 2:50 pm

    Bobbie and family so sorry for your loss ! Her epitaph wrote about her well spent life ,deep faith and courage .
    I ‘m sure she will be greatly missed by all that loved her . You will be in my prayers.
    Love ,
    Cousin Cheryl LaRocco DeCastro

  4. Cindy Delaney on October 11, 2022 at 8:48 am

    I am so sorry to read of your mother’s passing, Pam. Sending love and my deepest condolences to you and your family 💜 Cindy Delaney

  5. Meghan Cohan on October 11, 2022 at 9:09 am

    So sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing, Pam. Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.

  6. Grace Medeiros on October 14, 2022 at 12:05 pm

    Pam & family sending my deepest condolences from Canada your Mother was a very kind sweet lady she always made me feel welcomed I thank her for that. Their our no words that could ever ease your pain I hope God will grant you the strength you need to get through this sad time, she is home with the lord now and now she can rest easy. Sending you all my love. Grace Medeiros ❤️🕊❤️🕊

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