WATERVILLE / BOOTHBAY – Judith Adams Pinkham, 89, passed away peacefully, June 5, 2024, at Lakewood Continuing Care in Waterville.

Judy was born in Boothbay on Sept. 19, 1934, the younger daughter of Carlton and Victoria (Gove) Adams. She attended Boothbay schools and Boothbay Harbor High School graduating in 1953. She then went to University of Maine at Farmington (then Farmington State Teachers College) where she majored in Home Economics and Early Childhood Education. After graduating from Farmington, Judy married her childhood sweetheart, Owen Pinkham, of Boothbay Harbor and had two children, Ellen and Scott.

Right after college, Judy taught at Wiscasset High School for a few years and then transitioned to owning a business in her home around 1968, Jack and Jill Nursery School. She retired after enjoying 29 years of teaching.

After retiring, Judy devoted time to her interests in gardening and preserving the harvest, couponing, knitting, berry picking, visiting her children and grandchildren, making her famous pies, and bread. She was an active member of the Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor, often serving on committees and helping where needed.

Judy was predeceased by loving husband of 61 years, Owen Pinkham; and sister, Joyce Murray.

Judy is survived by daughter, Ellen Pinkham of Waterville, son, Scott Pinkham (Jacqueline Sutherland Pinkham) of Dunkirk, Md.; grandchildren, Alexandra, Aidan, and Christopher of Dunkirk, Md., Catherine Pinkham Berger (Alexis Berger) of Glencoe, Ill., Caleb Pinkham (Thais Lage Pinkham) of Melbourne, Fla.; great-granddaughter, Meyer Rae Berger and great-grandson, Asher Jude Berger, both of Glencoe, Ill. (Asher’s middle name is in honor of his great-grandmother Judy, something that delighted her to no end.) Judy is also survived by many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Visiting hours will be Tuesday, July 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hall Funeral Home, 975 Wiscasset Rd., Boothbay. A memorial service will be Wednesday, July 3, at 2 p.m. at the Congregational Church of Boothbay Harbor, with a reception to follow.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Hall Funeral Home, Boothbay.

To share a memory or condolence with the Pinkham family, and to view the full obituary, please visit Judy’s Book of Memories at www.hallfuneralhomes.com.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to

Lakewood Continuing Care

Activities Fund

220 Kennedy Memorial Dr.

Waterville, ME 04901

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