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“I grew up in Vermilion, Ohio in the 1960's. Mr. and Mrs. Shilling operated a taxi service in that town. It was a small town back then, we all knew...Read More »
1 of 23 | Posted by: Richard Rager - Canandaigua, NY

“Dear Tony and family I was so sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. She truly was a special person with a big heart. Blessings to all of you during...Read More »
2 of 23 | Posted by: Shirley Prolizo - Avon, OH

“Judy was a good friend, was crazy funny and always smiling. She loved the kids and families at Firellands Community Day School and they loved her.. ...Read More »
3 of 23 | Posted by: Krystal Scott - Thorn Hill, TN

“I am so sorry for your loss.Judy was one of the most awesome woman I was so blessed to know.I worked with her at support care.I will miss her so much. ”
4 of 23 | Posted by: Sheryl Weimer - Medina, OH

“We are so saddened by the loss of our friend! Our deepest sympathy for her family. We will miss her great smile and laugh. Also her quick wit that...Read More »
5 of 23 | Posted by: John & Bev Yarbrough - Huron, OH

“Linda, Lisa, Tony, Alanna, & Emma,We are so sorry that your Mom, Sister and Grandma has passed. We loved laughing with Judy and she made us laugh!! ...Read More »
6 of 23 | Posted by: Doug & Laura Brown - VERMILION, OH

“To Tony and Lisa, We are so sorry for the passing of your mother. She brought so much joy and laughter to everyone she met. I think some of our...Read More »
7 of 23 | Posted by: Al and Miriam Smith - Vermilion, OH

“To Linda and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Words cannot express what you are feeling right now. RIP ”
8 of 23 | Posted by: ellen vandermaelen - Berlin Hts, OH

“My Deepest Sympathy for your loss. ”
9 of 23 | Posted by: Lorri Tarrant Arizmendi - Elyria, OH

“My deepest condolences to Judy's family. She was always laughing and cracking jokes with her sister when I'd see her. Linda, you two were some of the...Read More »
10 of 23 | Posted by: Peggy New - Verm, OH - Friend

“Missy I am so very sorry for your loss. ”
11 of 23 | Posted by: Lynda Baker - Kimbolton, OH

“We love you and miss you ”
12 of 23 | Posted by: Steve & Caroline Cooksey

“My deepest sympathy to your family. I will always be thankful to Judy for coming to the rescue of my aunt many years ago. Respectfully, Lois Mason...Read More »
13 of 23 | Posted by: Lois Mason

“One of my favorite memories while living in Vermilion was stoping to see Linda and Judy. Sitting with them and talking. Laughing so hard with them...Read More »
14 of 23 | Posted by: Sue Flak - Columbia, SC - Friend

“Linda and family, I am so glad I was able to see Judy and you during my visit back to Vermilion last summer. So sorry about your loss. I will have...Read More »
15 of 23 | Posted by: Dawn Molnar-Peck - Friend

“Sending prayers and hugs to the family. ”
16 of 23 | Posted by: Lynn Call - Vermilion

“So very sorry. Growing up I remember being at my Grandpa McKinney's house and all of uswas playing hide n seek. Judy was helping me out...your Dad...Read More »
17 of 23 | Posted by: Mary Lou Wells - Vinton, OH

“May you be forever pain free, in Heaven... ”
18 of 23 | Posted by: Heather Howells Kelley

“I will miss Judy . She was a good friend . Fair well to a great person . ”
19 of 23 | Posted by: Philip Roland - Family Friend

“My thoughts are with you. Vicki Howells ”
20 of 23 | Posted by: Vicki Howells - Prosperity, SC

“Judy has known me since the day I was born... I will always remember her smiling no matter what the situation was! Always laughing and joking... she...Read More »
21 of 23 | Posted by: Robbie Marchand - Vermilion, OH

“Lisa, my most sincere sympathy to you and your family. There are few Vermilionites who don't remember your mom's smiles, friendly greeting, and...Read More »
22 of 23 | Posted by: Patricia zimmerman zimmerman

“Sorry for the passing of your sister..prayers and condolences for all the family She is with God now Sharen McCrady Jackson ”
23 of 23 | Posted by: sharen McCrady Jackson - FL

Judy Rose Larizza (nee Shilling), 73, of Vermilion, passed away Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Mill Manor Nursing Home after a 9 month battle with uterine cancer.

Judy was born November 19, 1944 in Columbus , OH, and had been a life long Vermilion resident.

Judy retired from Support Care which provided care and transportation for mentally challenged adults, was a preschool teacher at Firelands Community Day School, bartender at McGarvey's, owned a hair salon, and was a cake decorator. She was involved in the PTA, Welcome Wagon, and was a Girl Scout leader. She was a drummer for the Satin Dolls and Brandywine. She enjoyed socializing, board games, puzzles, trivia, watching Cleveland sports, harassing men, and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her son, Tony (Rhonda) Larizza of Vermilion; daughter, Lisa (David) Bartlebaugh of Vermilion; sisters, Linda Francis, who was her partner in crime, and Vivian Hamilton, both of Vermilion; brother, John (Sue) Shilling of Mt. Sterling; grandchildren, Alanna, Nick, Emma, Haley, and Aiden; great-granddaughter Raina; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Miles and Evelyn (nee Nicholson) Shilling.

Everyone is invited to join Judy's family to celebrate her life on Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 1-4 pm at German's Villa, 3330 Liberty Avenue, Vermilion, Ohio.

Private family burial will take place in Maple Grove Cemetery, Vermilion.

Online condolences may be made at

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