In Loving Memory

Judy Crimmins

December 6, 1945 - January 3, 2024

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Judy Riley Crimmins, a native of Abbeville, AL and a resident of Spanish Fort, AL, passed away on Wednesday, January 3, 2024, at the age of 78.

Judy was a registered nurse with a variety of positions.  She received her RN Degree from Spalding College and later went on to receive her MA from the University of South Alabama and taught as a nursing instructor at Bishop State University.  Judy was a teacher whether she was in a classroom or out, as she taught by example.

Judy married an infantry officer from Massachusetts, Walter J. Crimmins, on December 21, 1968, and they had an amazing, wonderful love story that lasted 55 years.  Judy followed Walter on many adventures in his military career from the United States to Germany and to Panama. They had two children, John and Kathleen, who she loved with all her heart and was so proud of who they have become.

Along the way, Judy built and nurtured lifelong friendships, family connections, and made a wonderful welcoming home. She inspired us, believed in us, and enabled us to dream big. She loved and nurtured the dreams of her family, and she did this for others too.

Judy is survived by her husband of 55 years, Walter J. Crimmins; her son, John; and her daughter, Kathleen; two brothers, Charles Glenn Riley (Scarlett) and Jerry Wayne Riley (Lainey); nieces, nephews, and church friends.

Judy will be deeply missed, but we take comfort in knowing that she is with God, who she faithfully served.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2024, at Christ the King Catholic Church, 1505 Main Street, Daphne, AL, at 11AM. There will be a time of visitation before the service beginning at 10AM in the Immaculata Center, Interment will follow at Belforest Catholic Cemetery.

Expressions of condolences for the family may be made at www.hughesfh.com. Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.

10 Comments

  1. Marilyn King

    Beautiful woman, so kind and gentle.. She will be missed.

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  2. MaryAnn DeFatta

    Such a sad and shocking new, beautiful lady, wonderful Husband, and father to their sons!!! Deacon Walt, so extremely sorry for you and family! With love and prayers, MaryAnn DeFatta.

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  3. Beverly Lesyea

    My heartfelt condolences to this wonderful family. It’s never easy to say these Goodbyes but knowing your mother is wrapped in heavenly comfort, peace and joy is a gift of comfort beyond measure. In my thoughts & prayers!

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  4. LeAna Schaffer

    Mrs Crimmins was my nursing instructor may years ago. She made such a huge impact on making me the nurse I am today and I am forever grateful for the knowledge I gained from her. I always loved seeing her at church and catching up. She will be deeply missed!

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  5. Gayle THOMAS

    Judy was a sweet, gentle person. Our class of 1964 Abbeville High School was close and loving! Judy is our 17th classmate to pass away. Our hearts are broken! Condolences to Walt, John, and Kathleen. Gayle Gamble Thomas and the Class of 1964 AHS

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  6. Sharon Kling

    Walt, even though I was not able to be with you and your family on the 6th, know that I held you in my thoughts and prayers. Judy was such a beautiful, caring person who touched many lives with her beautiful smile and heart. Continued prayers for peace and comfort.

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  7. Patricia Sievens (Crimmins)

    So sorry to hear of Judy’s passing. I’m so glad I was able to meet her this past summer. She was a lovely lady.
    Walter you and your family are in my prayers. Praying you feel the comfort of the Holy Spirit. “Precious in the eyes of the Lord is the death of his faithful servants.” Psalm 116:15.

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  8. Deeta Kaufman

    Ron and I were proud to know Judy. I always admired her reverent composure. She was a lady who worshipped God always. May God take care of you in heaven. Love, Deeta and Ron

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  9. Elizabeth A Spotswood

    Deacon Walt, I read on Fr. Chris Boutin’s Facebook page about your sweet Judy passing. Judy was such a inspiration to me whenever I saw you together at Mass, Dr. Nicki’s, Walmart…
    I moved to Cullman, AL so I wasn’t aware of her passing nor her Funeral. My heartfelt prayers for you and your Family.
    256-727-0650

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  10. Marie von Haas

    Dear Walt and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss.
    You and Judy were a positive influence on the von Haas family.
    Walt and Judy were Godparents to Franz and Katherina at Fort Knox, KY 1984.
    Military life separated our families and sadly it is at times like this that we are reconnected.
    RIP be with God and Bruno who passed 25 OCT 2022.
    720-231-6108 Albuquerque, NM

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