Judith Ann Distefano, 56, of 12 Vista Way, Lakewood, N.Y., passed away at 12:05 a.m. Friday (Aug. 16, 2013), in her home, following an extended illness.
An area resident for the past four years, she was born Oct. 19, 1956, in Torrance, Calif., a daughter of Bobby Lee Shoun and June Lucille Mathis Berkland.
She was a graduate of Harbor City College in Har-bor City, Calif.
Judith Ann Distefano
While living in California she was employed as a dental receptionist and most recently had worked for The Connections in Jamestown, N.Y. In previous years, while living in LeRoy, N.Y., she was the co-owner of Tyler's Restaurant.
Surviving are her companion, Gary White with whom she made her home in Lakewood; her father, Bobby L. Shoun and her stepmother, Julene Shoun of Owasso, Okla.; her mother June L. Berkland of Pahrump, Nev.; a son, Shawn Hague and a daughter, Corina Marie Distefano, both of Carson City, Nev.; two grandchildren: Aleah Hague and Angelina Marie DiFrancesca; and a sister, Kathy Hopkins of Marino Valley, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dave Distefano, who died Oct. 15, 2004.
A memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, in the Lind Funeral Home. Deacon Cathy Smith, chaplain of Hospice Chautauqua County, will officiate.
Friends will be received from 1-3:30 p.m. Mon-day in the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Hospice Chautauqua County, 20 W. Fairmount Ave., Lakewood, NY 14750.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Judy at www.lindfuneralhome.com.