ROCKPORT…………….Judith (Rhodes) Walker, 85, of Rockport, died on Sunday, November 5, 2023 at the Sussman House in Rockport. Born in Portland on February 11, 1938, she was the daughter of Albert and Wilma (Carroll) Rhodes and was a graduate of Rockport High School.
A talented musician and pianist, Judy grew up attending the Rockport Baptist Church when it was located in the village of Rockport. She loved playing the piano at church and growing up in the community. Later, Judy became a member at the West Baptist Church.
A loving daughter, mother, and grandmother, Judy was kind and compassionate. Quietly, she was generous and always willing to lend a hand to anyone in need.
In her earlier years, Judy worked at the Pine Point School near Lily Pond. During the holidays when many of the students were away with their families, Judy would invite those left behind to her home to celebrate with her own family. In addition, and she worked as a chef at the Sail Loft Restaurant.
A lover of all animals, Judy was very kind to stray animals and children in the community. She loved camping and looked forward to many family gatherings spend at the family cottage on Megunticook Lake.
Surviving are her four children, Jeffrey Walker of Hope, Kathi Doherty of Thomaston; Bryan Walker and his wife, Michelle, of Jay; and Sherri Hart and her husband, Andrew of Camden; five grandchildren, Jacqueline Rounds, Richard Doherty, Christopher Hart, Kayla Hart, and Connor Hart. Judy is also survived by her longtime companion, Richard Bradford also of Rockport.
A graveside service will be held at 2pm, Friday, November 10, 2023 at the West Rockport Cemetery, Park Street, Rockport with the Rev. Dr. David English officiating. A reception will be held immediately following the service at the West Rockport Baptist Church.
Condolence and memories may be shared at www.longfuneralhomecamden.com. Arrangements are with the Long Funeral Home, 9 Mountain Street, Camden.