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Judith Ann Cannon

July 19, 1950 — July 28, 2022

Judy was born on July 19,1950 at the Columbia Hospital for Women in Washington DC.  Her parents, Dorothy Elaine (Bliss) Cannon from Scranton, PA and James Stephen Cannon from New York City, NY preceded her in death.  Judy leaves behind her sisters Sally  Cannon Hein (husband Eric) , Maureen Rochelle (husband Stephen) and two brothers Stephen (wife Cherie) and Shane. Judy was a doting Aunt to nephews Chad, James and Stephen and nieces Christiana, Erin, Amy, Catherine and Kerrianne.  Judy was never without a gift in her hands be it He-man or My Little Pony toy (or underwear), a hand-painted ceramic figurine or a painting designed especially for you.  Judy was kind and generous, showering all her friends and family members with gifts both material and the love from her heart.

Judy graduated from Johns Hopkins School of Nursing with a  Diploma in Nursing. She obtained her RN license and began working in the neonatal intensive care unit at Children’s Hospital in Washington DC. in the mid ‘70s.   She later received a Nurse Practitioner certification from Georgetown University School of Nursing.  Because of her outstanding nursing skills and devotion to the babies she cared for, Judy quickly rose to become the leader of the neonatal transport team, ferrying hundreds of desperately sick babies from suburban hospitals, to Children’s, for lifesaving care.  Judy was not only a skilled professional, she  was an excellent teacher and mentor for other nurses.

After retiring from Children’s Hospital, Judy valiantly fought severe depression during much of her middle years but found a home at St. Pius X school in Bowie helping in the nurse’s office. Judy loved her dogs and helping others and was able to do both by coming actively involved with Fidos for Freedom, a program that trains dogs to help others.  Judy spent many hours enhancing the lives of others by visiting  nursing homes and schools with her  beloved dogs, Buddy, Prince, Dazzle and Cobalt.

Through all of the many mental and physical health issues Judy endured, during her life she remained a kind, gentle, compassionate soul, always thinking of others first. Judy will surely be missed by all who knew her.

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