Judith A. Pantaleon

Judith A. Pantaleon

January 17, 1952 – October 17, 2020


Judith Ann (Pierce) Pantaleon is survived by her husband of 48 years, Torri; daughter, Jody Pantaleon; daughter, Stephanie Cargile and her husband, Chris; siblings, Patty Bergeron (Louis) of Virginia Beach, Virginia and Eleanor Achin (Richard) of Plainville, Massachusetts as well as several nephews and nieces.

Judy was raised in Plainville, Massachusetts, graduating from King Philip Regional High School.  She loved animals and spent much of her youth riding and caring for horses.  Judy was a certified Lifeguard and worked at the old Plainville pool downtown.

An active member of the Girl Scouts, she took over as Stephanie’s Brownie troop leader.

Judy and Torri were married in 1972.  Judy immediately became a Navy wife as Torri was on active duty at that time.  After their wedding, they left for Italy, where Torri was stationed.

Navy travels took her to Puerto Rico and Omaha, Nebraska.  She lived in Omaha for 42 years.  While overseas, Judy was an active member of several of the Navy wives’ organizations.  An avid bowler, she won the Women’s European Singles Championship.

Judy collected recipes and cookbooks from around the world and learned to cook Italian and Puerto Rican dishes.  She was well-known for her spaghetti carbonara, which she learned to cook by watching the waiters at her favorite restaurant in Naples as they provided table side service.

Judy was employed by Montgomery Wards at the Westroads Mall as well as A.C. Nielsen Marketing Research both in Omaha.

Judy also had a burden for the Open Door Mission and the people there.

VISITATION observing CDC guidelines: Monday, October 26th from 6pm to 8pm at the West Center Chapel.  SERVICES: Tuesday, October 27th at 11:30am at Marshall Drive Baptist Church, 4845 Marshall Drive.  Interment: Tuesday, 2pm at Omaha National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Open Door Mission.

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  • Duane & Lynn Kampschneider Posted October 19, 2020 11:59 am

    Torri, Jody & Stephanie, Our sincere condolences to you and your family.

    • Torri Pantaleon Posted October 27, 2020 4:47 pm

      Thanks so much for your thoughts. We really appreciate it.

  • The Larabee Family Posted October 23, 2020 12:00 am

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Jennifer Shatel Posted October 23, 2020 7:24 am

    Torri, So sorry to see this in the paper. Hope your wonderful memories carry you through this hard time.

  • Tina Hearity Posted October 23, 2020 9:18 pm

    My condolences to Torri, Jody, and Stephanie. Many of my childhood memories were of your family. Judy was a very strong and loving woman. So sorry for your loss.

  • Terry Kruger Posted October 24, 2020 6:30 am

    Torri – so sorry to read about the loss of your wife. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Your old Navy buddy Terry.

  • Ed Schopperth Posted October 25, 2020 3:39 pm

    Torri and family, I’m sorry for the loss of your wife and mother. May our Lord strengthen, comfort and bring you peace during this difficult time.

  • Linda Dodson Posted October 26, 2020 12:25 pm

    So sorry to hear about your mother. She sounds amazing–now I see where you get your strength and heart! Praying for you and your family.

  • John l. Harmon Posted October 27, 2020 12:02 pm

    Dear Judy,

    Thank you for your friendship and for making me feel like a part of your crazy, wonderful family.

    Thank you for raising a couple of great kids. Jody and Steph are better friends than I could ever deserve.

    Thank you for the potato salad. Yours will ALWAYS be the best I’ve ever tasted.

    Thank you for being you, Judy.

    Safe journey.

  • Kevin McLaughlin Posted December 10, 2020 1:29 pm

    I just found out. My deepest condolences to you, Jody and Stephanie.

  • Jack Wilson Posted January 4, 2021 10:08 pm

    Torri, Sorry to hear about Judy. I was wondering what became of some of the AFRTS people I used to work with up on the hill at Roosey Roads and came across this info. As you remember, you and Tom Jones helped me get situated when I first checked in. A lot of crazy and fun times back in the day. Looks like you’re still active in media production. My days as a radio “star” continued on into 1982 while I was LPO at Far East Network Subic Bay. After that, I had to go to sea and then to shore duty in Maine as a print JO, then back to sea, retiring in 1991. Still married to my Filipina bride, Amparo, and the kids are all grown. Stay Covid-free and do what makes you happy.

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