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Judith C. Markenstein passed from this life on December 15, 2022. Judith (“Judy”) was born Judith Claire Breslin on October 17, 1939 in Jersey City to Julia Breslin (nee Berkery).
She attended St. John the Baptist ele... Read More
Judith C. Markenstein passed from this life on December 15, 2022. Judith (“Judy”) was born Judith Claire Breslin on October 17, 1939 in Jersey City to Julia Breslin (nee Berkery).
She attended St. John the Baptist elementary school in Jersey City and Holy Rosary Academy in Union City. She married Aart P. Markenstein in 1957 with whom she had 6 children and shared 50 committed years.
Judy lost her devoted husband in 2007 and remained in love with him for the rest of her life. She was a devout Catholic and follower of Our Lord Jesus Christ. She had a lifelong devotion to Our Blessed Mother. Judy was an incredible force of nature. She was bold, intelligent and talented. She wrote poetry that rivaled the greats and had Shakespeare committed to memory. She was stunning, and had a beautiful singing voice only her small children would ever hear. Judy zealously and fervently taught her children to know and love God. She also instilled in her children fearless independence in their thoughts and beliefs. Judy was compassionate toward those she encountered who were outcast, disliked or just having a bad day. She would embrace such a one with no regard for the opinions of others. Judy is irreplaceable, for there is not another like her. For those who love her, a piece of the heart has gone with her. May she be received swiftly and abundantly into the arms of Christ Jesus.
Judy is predeceased by her husband, Aart, her mother, Julia, and her maternal aunts whom she never stopped loving and missing, Margaret Berkery and Katherine (“Kitty”) Berkery. She is also predeceased by her daughter-in-law Eileen Markenstein, son-in-law Salvatore Buttiglione and her grandson, baby Aart.
Judy is survived by her 6 children and their partners, Aart P. Markenstein, III, Joseph D. Markenstein, Patrick P. Markenstein and his wife Ezia, Susan M. Markenstein and John D’Angelo, Daniel J. Markenstein and his wife Christine, and Therese Buttiglione. Judy is also survived by her 4 grandchildren, Marianne Markenstein, Emily Markenstein, Caitlin Markenstein and Michael Buttiglione. Well done, good and faithful servant: because thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will place thee over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. Matt. 25:23
A visitation will be on Monday, December 19, 2022 from 5-8pm at O'Brien Funeral Home, 505 Burnt Tavern Rd., Brick. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 20, 2022, 10am at St. Dominic's RC Church, Brick. Burial will follow to Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.
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