Obituaries

Judith Graves Mace of North Ferrisburgh, Vt. and Florence, Ala.

JUDITH GRAVES MACE

NORTH FERRISBURGH, Vt./FLORENCE, Ala. — Judith “Judy” Mace passed away on Sept. 19, 2020, at her summer home in North Ferrisburgh, Vt. A real Vermonter, Judy was born in Morrisville on Feb. 5, 1939. Judy was the daughter of the late Charles Russell and Ethelda Miller Graves. Judy attended Peoples Academy and went on to graduate from the University of Vermont. She was married for 50 years to the late William S. Mace of Ferrisburgh, Vt., and recently married to James L. Fulcher of Eganville, Ontario, Canada.
Judy had a profound love for people and animals. Many will remember her warm welcomes and engaging conversation, which were always known to brighten up someone’s day. Her tremendous sense of humor always made for great conversations and plenty of laughs. Judy’s many forms of enjoyment during her life included The Ferrisburgh Methodist Church, The Saint James Methodist Church in Alabama, her faith in God, New York Giants Football, and support for the U.S. Military and its Veterans. She was also a gifted piano player.
Judy loved her early morning rounds of golf at Basin Harbor Club and winter scrambles with friends in Daytona Beach, Fla. She enjoyed traveling and seeing the beauty of the Canadian Rockies, Hawaii, Scandinavia, other regions of Europe and many other parts of her beloved U.S.A. A place that was dear to her heart was the time spent at her camp on Lake Champlain, at Long Point. Enjoying all that the lake provided, from the countless hours of boating, to watching the animal wildlife that called it home. She also had a great love for flowers, both wild and domestic.
In recent years Judy and Jim made several flower gardens and further “worked” to expand the existing beds. Each morning would start with a coffee and Judy would then say “are we going to do the garden tour?”
Judy was a well-accomplished individual who during her lifetime was a Dental Hygienist, President of the Vermont Dental Hygienist Association and an Instructor of Dental Hygiene at Champlain College. She was a High School English Teacher at Vergennes Union High School, and a Justice of the Peace for the Town of Ferrisburgh.
The greatest of all her accomplishments, was being a mother. Her ability as a mom to find a balance between advising, supporting, encouraging, listening and loving is what really made her special. Those of us that had the privilege to know Judy were better people because of it. Her enthusiasm for life and her innate ability to find goodness in all situations will be greatly missed. She will be fondly remembered by those that were blessed to have done life with her.
She is survived by her husband, James L. Fulcher, and her two sons William Russell Mace (Kathryn) North Ferrisburgh, Vt., and John Thomas Mace (Lisa) of Florence, Ala.; Indonesian daughter, Joice Pangalila Bell (Darrell), Redlands Calif.; grandchildren Alyson Mace Holcombe (Drew), Waterloo, Ala., and Andrew Mace Birmingham, Ala.; great-grandchildren Walker and Noah Holcombe; and many nieces and nephews. Judy was predeceased by her beloved daughter, Alyson, her sister Marilyn Potter (Allen) and her brother John “Jack” Graves (Hiroko).
It was because of Judy’s great love for animals and intense interest in politics that the family asks that you make a donation in her honor to either the animal shelter at North Country SPCA, P.O. Box 55, 7700 U.S. Route 9N, Elizabethtown, NY 12932 or The Vermont Republican Party, P.O.

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