Judith Ann Tidrow was born February 27, 1945, in Detroit, Michigan. She spent her childhood in the city with her best friend and sister Marilyn Adler. Judy was active in school and had many friends. On February 8, 1964, she married the love of her life and devoted husband, Gelsino Jesse Palmieri. They had their daughter Susan Rose on October 23, 1967, and their son Gordon Alan on September 2, 1970. Once her children were married, she embraced her son-in-law Wade Deaver and daughter-in-law Megan Palmieri as her very own. Being a loving mother and a faithful wife were the foundation of her life. She was unwavering in her encouragement and positivity, always inspiring greatness and rooting for the underdog. Judy had the gift of gab and never met a stranger. Her infectious laugh came easily and often. She had a great sense of humor.

Above all else in her richly lived life, Judy was an incredible mom and an extremely proud grandmother. Her three grandsons Grant, Cole and Luke Deaver were the apples of her eye, the pep in her step and the lights in her life. She was always genuinely excited by all their endeavors from first steps as a baby to crossing the stage at college graduation (Boomer Sooner!). She was as openly engaged with them as young men as she was when they were little boys. Judy was the matriarch for the entire family and she modeled to us all how to be a nurturing mom, a loving wife, a loyal friend, a good steward and an awesome grandmother. She is and will always be greatly missed and forever remembered.

She loved playing cards and board games with friends and family. A competitive spirit but always a good sport. Judy developed a love for sewing and crocheting at a very young age. She embraced the world of knitting later in life. She enjoyed the time she spent with her knitting groups.

A true Detroiter in every sense of the word, Judy was a loyal Lions, Tigers, Pistons, Red Wings and Wolverine fan. Not only did she watch every game possible but she knew all about the players, coaches and day-to-day operations of her favorite teams. Golf was one of her greatest pastimes. Judy loved the serenity and peace out on the golf course as well as the camaraderie she had with her ladies’ golf league. She played whenever she could, loved talking “golf’ with Grant and never missed watching a tournament.

Judy had an immense love of animals and a generous heart towards helping dogs and cats who don’t have an advocate. She often donated to the local Humane Society and rescue groups. She herself never went without the love of a pet– sharing her home with dogs and cats throughout her entire life.

Judy is preceded in death by her parents Betty Janet (Blinn) and Robert lngersol Tidrow, her sister Patricia Reed, her brother-in-law Bob Adler and her beloved husband Jesse Palmieri.

She is survived by her daughter Susan and son-in-law Wade of Oklahoma City, OK; her son Gordon and her daughter-in-law Megan of Atlanta, GA; her sisters Marilyn Adler and Sue (lan) Fraser; her brother Mike (Becky) Thornton, Harold and Sharron Diener and her grandsons Grant, Cole and Luke.

There will be a gathering of friends and family in celebration of Judy’s life at 11 a.m. on Saturday December 9 at Holly Meadows Golf Course (4855 Capac Road) in Capac. A luncheon will follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in “Memory of Judy Palmieri” to the Humane Society of St. Clair County S.N.A.P. (810) 329-7627 humanesocietysnap@gmail.com 6177 Fred Moore Highway, China, Ml 48054.