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Judith O. Callahan

December 4, 1940 — December 2, 2021

Judith O. Callahan

Judith Owsianik Callahan, 80, passed away suddenly at her home on Thursday, December 2, 2021. She had been the loving wife of Brian F. Callahan for 61 years.

Born on December 4, 1940 in Meriden to the late Raymond and Julie (Rybak) Owsianik, she had been a longtime Southington resident.

Judy was a beautiful soul with the wonderful ability to make everyone feel they were special. She loved her family dearly and put the needs of everyone she cared about before her own. Judy will be remembered for her love and dedication to those she cared for, as well as, for her quick wit and uncanny memory (it was like having our own personal google). She touched many lives with small gestures, never realizing her positive impact.

Judy had a wonderful sense of fashion. She was a fashionista in her own right, whether dressed in her animal print, sparkles or navy and white “Essex'' wear. She loved spending her winters in Florida with her husband and best friend, Brian. She loved the Florida life, sunning and floating in the pool and entertaining her family and friends who came to visit. Her hospitality was genuine and she made all who visited feel welcome. Judy cherished her lunches and laughs with her dear friends celebrating life and their birthdays. Some of those friendships go as far back as her early childhood. This is a testament to her devotion to family and friends. She will be deeply missed by all.

In addition to her husband Brian, Judy is survived by 3 children; Kelly Nichols and her husband Tom of Essex; Colleen Saucier and her husband Gary of Southington; Brian Callahan and his wife Sheri of Old Westbury, NY; 6 grandchildren, Shannon Nichols and her fiancé Barrett Stowell of Essex; Zachary Nichols and his fiancé Almedina Kokic of Southington; Matt Saucier and his fiancé Gabby Yang of San Jose, CA; Julie Mankus and her husband Eric of Durham; and Sarah and Grant Callahan of Old Westbury, NY She is also survived by her sister, Linda Owsiank of The Villages, FL and Barbara Robichaud and her husband Steve of New Bern, NC; her late sister Patricia DeAngelis’ fiancé, John Simone of Southington and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Judy’s memory may be made to Southington Community Services, 91 Norton St, Plantsville, CT 06479.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at Mary Our Queen Church, 248 Savage St, Plantsville. Burial will follow in St. Thomas Cemetery, Southington. Calling hours will be held from 4 – 8 p.m. on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at the Plantsville Funeral Home, 975 S. Main St, Plantsville. For online condolences and directions, please visit

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