OSWEGO, NY – Judy L. Dence, 67, a resident of the Kocher Road in the town of Scriba, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday December 13, 2012, following a long illness.
She was surrounded by her loving family.
Judy was born in Syracuse, the daughter of the late Harrell and Thelma (Laird)
She had lived in the Oswego area for most of her life.
Prior to her retirement, she was employed as a cook with the Oswego City School
Judy was a member of the United Baptist Church of Scriba and the church Women’s
She is survived by her husband, George Dence Sr. of Scriba; two daughters,
Kimberly (John) Roy of Bradford, Mass., and Melanie (Steve) Broughton of Matthews,
NC; a step-son, George Dence Jr. of Liverpool; three grandchildren, Jacob Broughton,
Devyn Roy and Angela Dence Stump; two great-grandchildren, Callie and Dakota; two
sisters, Patricia (Carl) Malone, and Pamela (Edgar) Beshures; and many nieces and
Private memorial services will be held in the spring.
There will be no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis
Foundation at www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org, or mailed to 230 East Ohio St, Suite 104,
Chicago, Illinois, 60611; or to the Arthritis Foundation at www.arthritis.org, or mailed to
PO Box 126, Fayetteville, NY 13066.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to Gentiva for the wonderful care given
by its nurses and staff.
Arrangements are in care of the Dain-Cullinan Funeral Home.