Judith Young

Judith (Herskowitz) Young,  formerly of Portsmouth, NH and Randolph, MA,  died suddenly and peacefully at her home in Foxboro, MA on March 22, 2020.  She was a loving and devoted wife to Sheldon Young for 57 years.  In addition to Sheldon she leaves behind her children Carolyn and Kenneth Platter and Sharon Saltzman and her biggest pride and joy, her grandchildren Jake Platter and Sydney Salzman. She is also survived by her much loved sister, Linda Rosenfield and niece Laurie Rosenfield and nephew Ken Rosenfield and family.

After graduating from Boston University, Judy landed her first job for Popular Boating magazine in New York City. When returning to the New England area she left her mark working for the renowned George O’Day, sailboat builder and Gold Medal winner at the 1960 Olympics. As her children settled in school, Judy became the smiling face at the office of Louis Bardfield, Optometrist. Then, when the Striar Jewish Community Center opened in Stoughton, MA, Judy was hired as Membership Registrar. Shortly thereafter, her grandchildren went to pre-school there. She worked there for 17 years. She was loved and respected by both staff and members, Judy was known for her warmth, caring, sense of humor and upbeat personality.

Judy took pride in being a lifetime member of Hadassah.

On a personal level, Judy had a passion for art and literature. She always loved to read and could always remember quotes from books she read.  She thoroughly enjoyed her Book Club and newly met friends!

Judy followed her grandchildren’s every accomplishment. Her grandchildren, family and friends were her world and we all benefited tremendously from her love (and her cooking made with love!).  We will miss her dearly.

We know that Judy would think it a good idea to give back to her sanctuary, the Foxboro Public Library.  If you would like, please send a donation in her honor to the Boyden Library, 10 Bird Street, Foxboro, MA 02035.  Burial services must be private at this time.  A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

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