On February 9th, 2020, Judith (Judy) Ellen Travers, age 67, passed peacefully in the presence of her husband of 49 years, Michael Travers, of Ocala, Florida. Judy fought stage 4 breast cancer for over six years, using that time to live life to the fullest. She enjoyed cooking and entertaining, and always made sure everything went smoothly during holidays and family celebrations. She loved cruising with family and friends and was looking forward to another cruise at the time of her passing. Judy enjoyed a successful career in restaurant management while the family lived in Cromwell, CT and moved to Gainesville, Georgia while employed as a National Account Manager for the Krispy Kreme Corporation before finally settling in Ocala.
Judy was born on August 22, 1952 in Staten Island, NY to the late William and Margaret Bacci. She was a proud graduate (and Sports Night Team Captain) of Carle Place High School Class of 1970 where her father was Asst. Superintendent at the time. She attended Nassau Community College before marrying the love of her life in November, 1971 and starting a family.
Judy is survived by her daughter Kerry Lynch and her husband Chris of Sherborn, MA. Her son Sean Travers and his wife April Novia of Rockledge, FL. and her seven grandchildren; Sean Travers Jr., Nicholas Travers, Jessica Lynch, Ethan Lynch, Gavin Lynch, Mia Novia, and Brantley Travers.
She was the middle child and is survived by her older brother William Bacci and his wife Carolyn Travers Bacci of Ormond Beach, FL. older sister Eileen Heaney and her husband Gene of Ormond Beach, FL., her younger sister Linda Ray and her husband Michael of Deland, FL. and her baby brother John Bacci and his wife Judy of Kendall Park, NJ. She is also survived by her many beloved nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends may join the family for calling hours on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Baldwin Brothers, 11250 SW 93rd Ct. Rd, Suite 300, Ocala, Florida. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. at Queen of Peace Church (please meet at church). In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.