Judith Kniffin-Shattuck of New Haven passed peacefully on September 3, 2018, at Connecticut Hospice in Branford. Judith, born on February 3, 1948, was the daughter of the late Harold and Mildred Vaughan Kniffin. She graduated from Hillhouse High School and received a BA from Michigan University with additional graduate and under graduate work at Vassar, the New School, and Boston University. She worked in administration and management at the Whitfield Group and St. George's Roman Catholic Church in Guilford, where she also owned and operated The Cookie Jar bakery for 18 years. As a lifelong member of Trinity Church on the Green in New Haven, Judith served on the vestry, chaired and facilitated numerous ministries and committees, contributing greatly to Trinity's generous caring community. She will be dearly missed by the many friends with whom she also shared her great love of books, music, art, and drama. Friends are invited to Judith's funeral on Saturday, September 15th at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity on the Green, Chapel and Temple Streets, New Haven, CT 06510. BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden in care of arrangments. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the Trinity Girls' Choir, 956 Chapel St, New Haven, CT 06511 or the Smilow Palliative Care Program at Yale Cancer Center, Office of Development, P.O. Box 1849, New Haven, CT 06508 or www.givetoynhh.org.

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  1. I was one of Judith’s caregivers, she was a fascinating person. She always had a story to tell me about her life. We laughed together, we went shopping. Oh she loved to go to Shelly’s Garden Center in the spring to buy her flowers for the front porch. She always made it look beautiful. She was a very strong woman and she never gave up her fight. I will miss you Judith, but I know you are at peace now.

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