Judith “Judy” A. Murnan, 73, of Batavia, passed away on Monday, March 29, 2021. She was born on Oct. 9 1947, in Batavia, to the late Donald and Ruth (Yager) Luce. She is preceded in death by her husband, Walter John Murnan.

Places of employment to note in Judy’s early career days were Sylvania and Fix Printing. After she finished her Bachelor’s Degree at SUNY Brockport she went on to be a Pre-Kindergarten teacher at St. Mary’s School in Batavia. She also worked alongside her husband at Murnan Realty. Her most recent employment was at HSBC.

She was a longtime member of First Spiritualist Temple of East Aurora, where she served on the board, chaired services, and was a speaker and teacher. She loved animals and being with nature, especially in the water where you could see her kayaking with family and friends. She enjoyed the simpler things in life like baking for people, enjoying the sunshine, or a nice cold beer on a hot day.

She is survived by her two sons, Benjamin (Kristine) Heintz, James Heintz, siblings, Donald Luce Jr., Marjorie (Rick) Dorman, Charles Luce; 3 granddaughters, Haley, Hanna, and Emily; along with her 4-legged faithful companions Mick, Red, and Kitnen.

Friends are invited to call on Saturday, April 10, 2021, from 3 to 4 p.m. at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020. A 4 p.m. Celebration of Life will immediately follow. She will be laid to rest in Grand View Cemetery, Batavia.

The Funeral Home will be restricted to 50% of its normal capacity. Face coverings and social distancing are mandatory. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Genesee County Animal Shelter, 3841 W Main St. Rd., Batavia, NY 14020. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or for more information call (585) 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020.

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