Judith Ann Benton Johnson, age 72, of Orange, wife the late Charles P. Johnson, passed away on September 19, 2017 at Milford Hospital. She was born on July 12, 1945 to the late Louis T. Benton, Jr. and Hertha Linehan Benton. She is survived by her daughter Deborah Machado, sisters Hertha Russell, Gerrie Amendola, Barbara Thomas, and Sandra O’Donnell, cherished grandchildren Morgan and Brittany Machado, and several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her brother Louis T. Benton, III, and son-in-law Durval T. Machado. Judith worked for Advanced Graphics as a silk screener for many years. She loved traveling with her husband and family and was an avid NASCAR fan. A private graveside service was held at Orange Center Cemetery under the direction of Beecher & Bennett Funeral Home, Hamden.

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  1. Dear Barbara & Family, we are so sorry for your loss! Judy was a wonderful mother, sister, wife & grandmother! Also a good friend to us. We will miss her so much! RIP our friend. Love Uncle Oliver & Aunt Jane

  2. I recently found a letter Nana typed to me and I wanted to just share it here. I feel like it really tells about her life philosophy and experiences. The letter reads: .Brittany I’m typing this because my hands shake so it’s hard to write it out, but anyway god it just seems like yesterday when your Mom said to me mom isn’t she just beautiful, tears running down her face and your Dad with tears in his eyes. I had you in my arms, my first born Granddaughter and before I knew it my sweetheart was 18. Time went so fast one day you just came into this world and now you’re Graduating I was so proud of you then and throughout your years I am still very proud of you in everything you do. I remember you told me one day you can do anything if your heart is in it. and you know you are so right. All the hard work throughout your years. Even when days got hard and melt days happen mom would run to the store for candy or ice cream but you did it and got through it with family by your side. You should be proud of yourself Brittany. The future is yours just take it by the horns and go with it honey. The old saying is work with your brains not with your had. And a wise man he was. Brittany I love you with all my heart, I will always be so proud of you and don’t you ever forget it. I am always with you in your heart as well as you are with me in mine.

  3. A sister’s love never dies; sis we were so close my heart is torn to pieces. As kids we were always together and as years went by we were still together. We did so many things together with our late husbands every weekend we were the foursome. Then in 2006 you moved to Johnson City NY with your beautiful daughter and son-in-law along with your two beautiful granddaughters. Shortly after you husband passed away and you stayed there. You would make several trips back to CT to see me and your brother-in-law Jim, the three of us would go do something; sometimes you stayed a week or two weeks then went back to NY. In 2013 your health really was failing and Jim and myself had you come live with us as you were getting better treatments with my Dr. here then yours in NY. Well in 2014 you were here for me when my husband passed away, but to this day I hear you and Jim laughing so much. So sis we had 4 years and 9 months together. I cherish everyday and minutes we had for all those years. You are at peace with mom, dad, CJ your husband and your Brother-In-Law Jim. I will not say goodbye sis I will say we will be together again and then all of us will go on our journeys once again. I love you Judy so much and miss you everyday of my life until we meet again.

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