Judith M. Gauthier (Staniszewski), age 79, of Paw Paw, died peacefully at her home February 3, 2018. Judy was born in East Chicago, Indiana on August 15, 1938. Beloved daughter of John and Eleanore Staniszewski, wife of the late Mel Gauthier. Judy will be lovingly remembered by her children and grandchildren, daughter, Cynthia Shepard, son, Matthew (Julie) Gauthier and Gina (Pete) Auld, grandchildren, Lydia Shepard, John and Grace Gauthier, Nick, Kassandra Xavier, Ryan and Austin Auld. Judy is also survived by her siblings, John (Carol) Staniszewski, Paul Staniszewski, Dominick (Caroline) Staniszewski and Rebecca Loveless. In earlier years, Judy worked as a RN at the Kalamazoo State Hospital, a job she truly enjoyed. She was a very caring and loving person and it showed throughout her life. Friends could always count on her down to earth advice. She was an excellent cook, her cabbage rolls were legendary and her lasagna was close behind. Throughout her life she loved to garden and could make anything grow. She canned everything in sight, her “end of the garden mess” was the best. Judy was an animal lover, she took in any stray cat, dog or possum. Memorial contributions may be made to Animals Best Friends.
The family will receive guests on Friday, February 9, 2018 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Adams Funeral Home, 502 West Michigan Ave, Paw Paw, where a Rosary service will commence at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services will follow on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Fr. Joseph Xavier officiating. Burial will conclude at Saint Mary Cemetery.