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Obituary: Judith “Judy” Ann Rabidoux

Long-time Heyer Elementary School teacher's aide dies at age 66.

Judith “Judy” Ann Rabidoux, of Waukesha, was born to Eternal Life on Friday, March 29, 2013, at AngelsGrace Hospice at the age of 66.

She was born in Milwaukee on Feb. 27, 1947, the daughter of Benedict and Victoria (nee Staszewski) Novak.  She was a 1966 graduate of Pulaski High School in Milwaukee and on August 19, 1967 she married Alan Rabidoux.  Judy worked for many years as a teacher’s aide at Heyer Elementary School in Waukesha.  She was a longtime member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church.  Judy enjoyed stitching, crocheting and knitting and had a passion for reading, but her greatest joy was her five granddaughters who were everything to her.

She will be greatly missed by her loving husband of 45 years, Alan Rabidoux of Waukesha and their children, Todd (Christine) Rabidoux of Cedarburg and Courtney (Greg) Hedin of Hudson, her five precious granddaughters, Emma and Kiley Rabidoux of Cedarburg and Grace, Josie and Leda Hedin of Hudson, her mother Victoria “Vicky” Novak of Hudson, her loving sister, dancing partner and best friend, Barbara (Donald) Kaiser of Hudson and her “little” brother Douglas (Tracy) Novak of Cudahy.  She is further survived by her mother-in-law Margaret Rabidoux of Big Bend, her sister-in-law Renee (Ian) Bell of North Grafton, MA, her nieces and nephews, Kathryn (Matthew) Rolli, Sally Kaiser, Marcus Novak, Ashley Wiesmueller, Chad (Rose) Rabidoux, Aimee (Ryan) Busse, Jan Rajchel and Shawn (Ashley) Rajchel along with great-nieces, great-nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. She was preceded in death by her father Benedict Novak, her brother Clifford Novak, her father-in-law Harold Rabidoux and her brother-in-law Randal Rabidoux. 

The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff of Waukesha Memorial Hospital’s Oncology Unit and Regional Cancer Center for the kind, gentle care provided to Judy, to the teachers and staff of Heyer Elementary and to Judy’s many friends and longtime neighbors for their love and support.

Visitation will be held on Monday, April 8, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 2400 W. State Highway 59, Waukesha, WI 53189.  Rev. Curt Frederick will preside.  Interment will be held at 2:00PM at Southern WI Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Union Grove.  Please meet at the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Judy’s name are appreciated to The Center for Breast Care at Waukesha Memorial Hospital, 725 American Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53188 or to AngelsGrace Hospice, W359 N7430 Brown Street, Hwy P, Oconomowoc, WI 53066.

is honored to serve the family, for further information, please call the funeral home at 262-547-4035 or visit our website at www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.

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