4/17/2017 – Judy A. Gotham, Watertown

4/17/2017 – Judy A. Gotham, Watertown

Mrs. Judy A. Gotham, 70, a resident of Summit Village, died Saturday at Samaritan Medical Center. There will be no public services. A private family Celebration of Life will be held at their convenience.

Judy was born April 3rd, 1947, in Watertown, the daughter of Neil and Betty Timmerman Dodge. She attended LaFargeville Schools.

She married Alvin Gotham. She worked in various restaurants in the Jefferson County area.

Judy enjoyed playing Bingo, fishing, playing cards, and reading.

She was like a ray of sunshine; she put a smile on everyone’s face when she walked into a room. She loved to make people laugh, and she also loved to get up and sing any chance she got.

Surviving is her husband Al; her mother Betty Dodge of Watertown; two sisters, Shari and her companion Mike of Hammond, and Cathy (Dave) Parker of Cape Vincent; three brothers, Neil of Clayton, Craig (Becky) of Watertown, and Ron (Christine) of New Jersey; nieces and nephews.

Three brothers, Allen, Eugene, and Steven, and one sister, Donna LaBow, pre deceased her.




  1. My grandson Timur frequently visited his great-grandmother Hazel after church on Sunday and was always eager to go visit his buddy/friend Judy. It was a mutual attraction. She will be missed but am sure she will be one of the brightest stars in heaven. God Bless your soul and may you rest in peace. Always remembered in our hearts. Cherie/Timur

  2. Vickie Rice Posted

    Judy lived in WHA for years and very true about ray of sunshine. I worked there during her residency and always loved visiting with her. RIP my friend you will be missed by many

  3. Joan Grappotte Carlo Posted

    I was so sad to hear about Judy’s death. I will miss her wonderful smile and her singing at the Sunday church service at Summit Village. She would come over and stand by me and sing with me while I was leading the music at the services. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends. God bless.

  4. Karen Rickard Posted

    So sorry for your loss. Judy was a sweetheart. When I worked at Mercy and she was there, I always called out to her “Judy, Judy, Judy” and she would just giggle. She brightened the lobby there every day. She will be missed!

  5. Jayme Spearnock Posted

    To All The Dodge Family, I am so sorry to hear of Judy passing away. She was a true big sister! She was always there for her siblings, and always had a smile on her face! She is in Heaven with those siblings that have passed. Rest in Peace Judy…

  6. Maggie Matthews Posted

    I will miss Judy greatly. She was the bright spot of my workday. So sorry for your loss Shari and family. Maggie

  7. alice stafford Posted

    i’m sorry for your loss . she was truly a great person even when we all went to school together

  8. Gail E Savage Posted

    So sad that Judy passed. She was a bright person…I knew her when she was at Mercy!

  9. Alberta Main ( Nash ) Posted

    I am so very sorry for you loss ..I was a friend of Judy and had lost touch with her.. She was a true friend and will be missed by many people whom she blessed with her friendship.. God Bless Judy and the family she has left behind. Alberta Nash.

  10. Sandra Smith Posted

    Judy had such a great smile and sense of humor. Whenever I visited my mother, Hazel Bartlett, she would make it a point to call out to me when she was there and usually had a tale to tell. I think I even saw her blush when she would remark about visits with her husband Al. It is true, Judy was a bright light and no matter what challenges she was facing she always managed to smile. This was a lady who didn’t require much and was always willing to give. A beautiful soul who will be missed. R.I.P. Judy.

  11. Nancy F. Gossiaux Posted

    Judy worked with me and my crew at Community Action Planning Council and what a great worker she was., Her sense of humor was the best and even for years after leaving us I always got a hug from her.She’s another angel in God’s great heaven and will be missed by many of us..fondly she was my JUDY, JUDY ,JUDY..See ya on the other side gal.

  12. Carolyn Barton O,Neill Posted

    To all of the Dodge family, my deepest sympathy in your loss. When I lived in LA and my sons were young I enjoyed doing things with Michael Fisher and Judy when she took care of him. Always a smile, lots of love, and such a good heart. Rest in peace. You will be one of the most special Angels in Heaven!

  13. Eileen (Foy) Johnson Posted

    I just now found out about Judy’s passing and would like to extend my sympathies to her entire family. I met Judy when she was in Mercy and she became a friend of my sister Kathy who was also a resident of Mercy. She was such a sweet person with a heart of gold as was my sister and they became the best of friends. I visited with her and my sister at least two or three times a week up until my sister’s passing and became quite fond of Judy. Rest in Peace Sweet Judy, Thank you for being there for my sister when she needed a friend – I will never forget you.

  14. anne toland Posted

    Ohhhhhhhhhhh my friend..how I hated leaving New York and all my residents..you were one of my favorites..always ready for a laugh and quick walk up and down the halls of Samaritan!!! You’re no longer earth bound…free to fly…

  15. Ms Allison Posted

    Sorry for the loss of your love one. John 5:28, 29 assures Jesus will restore life to those who has died. Revelation 21:3, 4 gives further assurance death will be swallowed up forever. This is a comforting thought knowing your loved one is in God’s memory. Hope this brings comfort.

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