Judith “Judy” Ann Brockmyer, neé McCartney, 86, of Titusville, Florida, died peacefully on January 7, 2022 . Born on April 27, 1935, in Detroit Michigan; the only child of Frances McIsaac and Lawrence “Mac” McCartney. She was Roman Catholic, graduating from Our Lady of Mercy High School followed by University of Detroit Jesuit, becoming a dental hygienist.
She married a dashing Army Officer, then Major Jim Brockmyer, introduced to her by one of her patients, in 1962. The consummate military wife, Judy juggled many responsibilities as they moved from post to post, all while raising their three children in a loving home.
Upon Jim’s retirement the family relocated to Titusville in 1975. They became parishioners of St. Teresa Catholic Church and active members of the community. Judy resided in Titusville for 46 years.
Judy was dedicated to the Hospice movement. As Director for Hospice of St. Francis of North Brevard, she spear-headed the expansion of the all-volunteer organization when Hospice of St. Francis became certified by Medicare as a not-for-profit hospice provider in 1990.
Hobbies included: world travel, swimming, sewing, and reading. Judy loved to entertain and was admired for her cooking skills. A lifelong Bridge player, she enjoyed many years of playing, making great friends while keeping her mind sharp as a tack. Judy also was an active member of the local retired military officers organization, MOAA .
“Grandma Judy,” as the grandkids called her, was a regular fixture at their baptisms, confirmations, graduations, school plays, football games, track meets and even family vacations.
Judy is pre-deceased by her husband of 28 years, Colonel Jim Brockmyer and her son, Michael.
Surviving are her daughters, Mary Frances Shelfer (Mark) of Titusville and Kathleen Evers (Tre’) of Orlando. Also surviving are grandchildren: Lauren Shelfer (David), Kristina Shelfer, Michael Shelfer (Carolina), Colleen Evans (Hayden), Chase Evers and Garrett Evers and great-grandson, Dylan Shelfer. Additionally, Judy will be greatly missed by family throughout the country including her cousin Norma Murphy and the extended Snyder and Avellano family.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Francis Reflections Lifestage Care (reflectionslsc.org) or St. Jude Children’s hospital (Stjude.org) in honor of Judy Brockmyer.
Funeral services will be held Monday, January 17, 2022, at St. Teresa Catholic Church in Titusville. Visitation at 10:00 am followed by a funeral Mass at 11:00 am. Interment at Oaklawn Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements by North Brevard Funeral Home.
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