Annette Judith Sanders, 76, of Tilton, NH died of cancer at Concord Hospital on January 29, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. Judy was born in Alliance, Nebraska on January 1, 1945, the daughter of Annette (Stahl) and Joseph F. McClughan, M.D. She grew up in Newburgh, NY and spent nearly every summer of her life in Rangeley, ME with her family and pets. Judy graduated from Oak Grove School, Endicott Junior College, and Northeastern University with a BS in Education. Judy married Center Sanders in Rangeley in 1969. They raised their two children, Cenanne and Nick, in Tilton, NH where Judy passionately served the community teaching at Winnisquam Regional Middle School’s Library and volunteering at Trinity Episcopal Church, Tilton; Grace Episcopal Church, East Concord; Church of the Good Shepherd, Rangeley, Maine; and Hall Memorial Library. Judy served on the Board of Trustees at the Hall Memorial Library for many years.
Judy was an avid reader of fiction and loved sharing her impressions of authors and stories with friends and family. Judy’s love for music led her to participate in church choirs in ME and NH and to enjoy countless musical productions. Her kind heart, empathy, generosity, and sense of humor, shown through her reserved demeanor, touched the hearts and lives of countless students, colleagues, acquaintances, friends, and family. She was a truly special and loving soul.
Judy is survived by her husband of 51 years, Center D. Sanders of Tilton, NH, sister Joanne F. Dunlap of Rangeley, ME, daughter Cenanne M. Sanders of Canterbury, NH, son Nicholas B. Sanders and daughter in-law Amy R. Sanders and grandson Tyler D. Sanders of New Boston, NH, and niece Abigail Mountain of North America. A celebration of Judy’s life with friends and family will be held at a later date.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be made in Judy’s memory to the NH Humane society, The Church of the Good Shepherd outreach programs, or the Grace Episcopal Church Take a Tote Program. Thibault-Neun Funeral Home in Franklin is assisting with arrangements. For an online guest book, please visit www.neunfuneralhomes.com