on April 30, 2014 - 6:49 PM
Feb. 20, 1940 – April 28, 2014
Judith B. Attea, a retired Nardin Academy teacher, died unexpectedly Monday in her Williamsville home. She was 74.
Born in Malverne, Long Island, the former Judith Byrne earned a bachelor’s degree from Dunbarton College of Holy Cross in Washington, D.C., and a master’s degree in theology from St. Johns University in New York City.
A Buffalo area resident since 1964, she was a religion teacher at Nardin Academy from 1981 until she retired in 2009. Mrs. Attea was a member of the Twentieth Century Club, the Buffalo Club and the Country Club of Buffalo. She was active in Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church and was a eucharistic minister. She was a volunteer and supporter of Nativity Miguel Middle School of Buffalo.
She enjoyed gardening, bridge, reading and opera. In retirement, she and her husband traveled extensively through Europe.
She was honored by Nativity Miguel Middle School and was named a Lady of the Knights of the Holy Sepulcher.
Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Frederick G.; two daughters, Deirdre Attea Meltzer and Rebecca Weimer; two sons, Frederick G. Jr. and Andrew; and nine grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Friday in Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 8500 Main St. at Harris Hill Road, Clarence.