Judith “Judy” Maniscalco
September 17, 1939 – October 15, 2021
Age 82. Passed away in Omaha, Nebraska.
Judy was born in Omaha, NE, the oldest of three children. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Education and Master’s in Counseling from UNO. From there Judy became a life-long educator who enjoyed teaching and counseling the youth in the Omaha Public School system.
Judy had many interests. In her earlier years she enjoyed traveling, especially trips to Greece, Italy and the Southwest. She did some freelance writing which included writing and publishing some short stories, poems, and magazine articles. Judy was an avid reader and enjoyed numerous book clubs over the years. She also attended and volunteered at the Omaha Playhouse. Later in life, she found a passion for painting and enjoyed painting a variety of subjects including florals, abstracts and still life. Judy was even commissioned to do a few art projects over the years. She affiliated herself with the Second Unitarian Church where she attended coffee talks and services online the past couple of years.
Judy’s wish was to be cremated and to have a new tree planted in a beautiful location in the Omaha area.
Judy was preceded in death by her parents, Tony and Louise Maniscalco of Omaha, NE; beloved nephew, Vince Maniscalco. She is survived by her children: Ted Bertacini (Donna) of Oxford, Michigan, Dawn Ryan (Bob) of Omaha, NE; siblings, Richard Maniscalco (Deb) of Green Valley, Arizona, Lory Jones of Omaha, NE; grandchildren: Dominic and Joe Bertacini of Oxford, Michigan, Evan Ryan (Jackie) of Omaha, NE; and extended family members and friends.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Assistance Fund or OPS Foundation.
The Assistance Fund:
Online donations made to tafcares.org
(In the “why you chose” box please write Judy’s and Epilepsy Group)
By mail, please send your donation to-
(Please include Judy’s name and Epilepsy Group on the check)
The Assistance Fund
4700 Millenia Blvd, Suite 410
Orlando, FL 32839
Online donations made at omahapublicschoolsfoundation.org/donate
By mail, please send your donation to:
Omaha Schools Foundation
ATTN: Toba Cohen-Dunning, Executive Director
3861 Farnam Street
Omaha, NE 68131
The family will receive friends Saturday, October 23rd from 11am to 1pm followed by MEMORIAL SERVICE at 1pm, all at the West Center Chapel.
To view a live broadcast of Memorial Service, please go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Cast” button on the home page.