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Judith Chirico June 11, 1950 ~ September 04, 2019


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Judith Chirico, 69, co-owner of Hott Cars in Melbourne, suddenly passed away on Wednesday, September 4, 2019.

Originally from Hazleton, Pennsylvania, she moved to Florida in 1976.

Judy’s whole life revolved around her family, and she spent all of her free time with them, including her beloved dog, Suzie. Judy was very patriotic and loved the American flag and eagles.

She was preceded in death by her daughter Karen Walser.

Her survivors include her loving husband of 52 years, Anthony Chirico of Melbourne, son Tony Chirico of Palm Bay, daughter Arlene (Ken) Stebbins of Palm Bay, sister Georgette (Harry) Roinick of Nescopeck, PA. Grandchildren Stephanie (Kyle) Rumsey of Palm Bay, John (Daisy)Walser of Kentucky and Jasmine Walser of Palm Bay. Great-grandchildren include Kinsley, Leo, and Lola Rumsey and Bentley and Aubrey Davis, all of Palm Bay.

Her Celebration of life will be held on Sunday, September 15th at 1:00 pm at Ammen Family Cremation and Funeral Care, 1001 South Hickory Street, Melbourne, FL followed by burial service at Florida Memorial Gardens in Rockledge, FL at 3:00 pm.


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September 10, 2019, 6:57 pm

Thinking of all of you in this very difficult time. We love you all XOXOX
Kim and family

Donna Bogert

September 10, 2019, 7:13 pm

I wish I had more than “I’m so sorry” to say. Even though we weren’t in touch for awhile I have such good memories of Judy. I hope memories comfort you all. Love, Donna ❤️

Mark Canada

September 10, 2019, 7:14 pm

So very sorry for your loss! Let us know I you need anything!

Barbara Dittbrenner Kundrik

September 10, 2019, 8:37 pm

Shocked and saddened to hear of cousin Judy’s passing. I have such fond memories of her when I was a young girl. She was beautiful and so funny! My deepest sympathy to you all.
Barbara Dittbrenner Kundrik

Renny Hinkle

September 10, 2019, 9:08 pm

So sorry I still can’t believe it. You are all in my prayers god bless. I can still remember when they were just going out and sometimes they would take me along best time was going to the drag strip and riding in his red corvette.

Duane Hinkle

September 10, 2019, 9:25 pm

So heartbrokened and still in shock…just talked to her on looking to her and uncle mizzzes deepest sympathy and Duane

Angela Calabrese

September 10, 2019, 9:37 pm

To my brother and his family: your loss is felt by all that knew her. May she rest in peace and always be remembered. Judy was more than just my sister-in-law. When I was younger she was my protector, as we grew older she was my example of how loving a wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother can be, and now that she is no longer with us, she will be an angel that is watching over her family and friends. You will be missed! Angela Chirico Calabrese and Ken McMillion

Val and Artie

September 10, 2019, 10:33 pm

Our hearts go out to Tony and the family. I’m still in shock I will miss our talks and laughs Judy and us always ending in I love ya!!

Dawn Shonk

September 10, 2019, 10:37 pm

Just was such a beautiful and loving person my heart goes out to Miz and all of her family. My deepest sympathies.

Jennifer Carfi-Lynn

September 10, 2019, 11:13 pm

Judy Dittbrenner Chirico, my second mom to me…

I am at a lost for words. I still haven’t got over losing her daughter Karen… truly best friend. Now her mom, my 2nd mom. The Chirico family will ALWAYS be my family. My heart is filled with so much hurt and loss. ALL my love and prayers goes to the entire family. Nothing I could ever say will take the hurt away from the family’s heart. I love everyone of you so much and always will. I am so damn sorry. This was so sudden, no warning. Again, not much warning with my love, my best friend in the entire world, her daughter, Karen Ann. It’s so hard to accept this. Judy Dittbrenner Chirico was so very kind to me as long as I’ve known her since I was around 11 yrs old, as well as her dad Tony Sr, her older brother Tony Jr. , and her older sister Arlene Chirico-Stebbins. I will ALWAYS hold each and everyone of them in my heart. The Chirico family are so AMAZING and KIND and have ALWAYS treated me as if I was one of them or their daughter. My heart is Soooo Broken 💔💔 to lose this beautiful kind woman, and soul Judy. The world has lost such a special, kind, and loving woman. I wish I could take the pain away from the family. But just know. I truly share the same pain. I loved her like my mom. I will always appreciate and love how she gave me a couple things that belonged to her daughter Karen, my best friend in the world. Wasn’t much but I swear it MEANT THE WORLD TO ME. And I will cherish it forever and ever. I love you to the entire Chirico family. ❤❤❤❤ Also sending all my love to all her grandbabies and great grandbabies who meant the world to her. She was so proud of each and everyone of you. Family was her live and life. And my heart goes out to the One and ONLY man she loved, her husband Tony Sr. As I would call him a dad to me as well. I can’t even imagine how heartbroken he is without his wife, the love of his life 💔😭, the two of them went hand in hand . I can’t imagine one without the other? 😞Tony Sr., I Love you so much, I am so sorry for the loss of the love of your life. 💔She’ll always be with each and everyone of you. Can’t break family. I include myself as family because I love you all so much.xoxoxox. If I can do anything, for anyone of you……I WILL ALWAYS BE HERE AD LONG AS I AM ALIVE. I LIVE YOU ALL SO MUCH 💔💔💔😭😭😭❤❤❤💐💐💐 Always in my heart, my love, my life……The Chirico Family ❤💐❤💐❤💐❤💐

Wanda Gale Perry

September 11, 2019, 12:02 am

So sorry to hear about your mom. Praying for God to comfort you and your family in your time of sorrow. Always, God Speed, Gale

Michael Wakely

September 11, 2019, 1:24 am

So Sad and way to soon .. 😢

Janis Hinkle Feist

September 11, 2019, 8:02 am

I was so saddened to hear of her passing. We had just connected through other members of the Hinkle family. Judy’s sister Nancy was married to my fathers brother, Warren Hinkle Sr. Prayers and fond memories of her will guide you through this difficult time.

Carol Platt

September 11, 2019, 9:46 am

I am so sorry for your loss, your family is in my prayers.

Arlene Stebbins

September 11, 2019, 3:09 pm

My Mom was the greatest woman I will ever know. I’m so lucky to have her as a Mom. We talked daily, and my life will never be the same without her. I feel so lost. She was the heart of our family and always took care of everyone. I know she is happy I’m Heaven, together again with my sister. I love you Mom!!!!


September 11, 2019, 6:29 pm

So sad to hear this. I know how much Anthony and Judy loved each other. She was always at the shop with Suzie in her arms.
May you find some comfort in knowing how much she loved her family and how much she is loved.

~ Carol & Ava 🥰

Ronda Eskew

September 11, 2019, 7:48 pm

So sorry for your loss. Prayers going out to each of you

Monica steels

September 11, 2019, 9:14 pm

Sorry for your loss and I will keep you and your family in my prayers .GOD BLESS.

Tim Miller

September 11, 2019, 11:28 pm

So sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. Tony your my best friend since high school, it saddens me that you had to go thru this. I’ll say a prayer for you and all for family. If you need to talk, just hit me up, my thoughts and prayers. Tim

Bev, John, Melanie, Jp

September 12, 2019, 12:44 pm

Tony, Arlene, TonyJr., There are no words I can say for the unbearable passing of my loving friend Judy, I do know how much she loved you all and that love never dies, my heart is breaking for all of you, with you all, I know in my heart she’ll always be with you all, I love you my dear loving friend, you’ll forever be in my heart, our love and prayers are with you all

Maureen Finetti

September 12, 2019, 6:14 pm

May care and Love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead
My most sincere condolences.
God Bless You All

Melanie Simpson

September 12, 2019, 9:12 pm

Aunt Judy.. I’m still in such shock over your passing, I still can’t believe it. Your heart was so warm, so full of love for me and everyone you loved. My heart is with Uncle Miz, Arlene and Tony, Jr. I love you all. Love you Aunt Judy, you’ll be with me always.

Faith LaPierre

September 15, 2019, 9:56 am

Arlene, I am so sorry about the loss of your mother. I just want to say if there is anything I can do to help you, please call. I still have Penny’s home phone number.

Cynthia Price

September 15, 2019, 9:53 pm

Arlene &Family ,
I feel horrible about this. I am so sorry that I wasn’t there for ALL of you. This is a shock for me. Arlene I loved your mom, just as you did mine. You are in my prayers 🙏🙏 the whole family is. Please give yours dad and Tony big hugs from family to yours. I ❤ you.

Liz Torres Hoskins

September 15, 2019, 11:45 pm

So sorry Arlene, your mom was beautiful inside &out.your Family are in my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family ❤️

Liz Torres Hoskins

September 15, 2019, 11:49 pm

My deepest condolences to you and your family ❤️❤️

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