Judith Currie

Judith A. Currie of Port Washington died at Aurora Medical Center in Grafton on Saturday, May 11, following a battle with cancer. She was 68.

Mrs. Currie was born in Dearborn, Mich., on March 21, 1951, to Richard H. and Julienne Sibben Steffen. She attended local schools and graduated from Sacred Heart High School in 1969. She later moved to

Virginia where she met her husband, Nick, who was from England.

They married on Aug. 7, 1976, in Elizabeth City, N.C.  They lived in Texas for two years before moving to Port Washington in 1978 when Mr. Currie took a job with Charter Steel.

Mrs. Currie centered her life around home and family. She enjoyed decorating, tending her garden and doing counted cross-stitch.

“She was extremely house-proud,” her husband said. “She loved to take care of her garden and the flowers. We had a lot of perennials. And she loved to decorate and clean the house.”

She also liked spending time at the family lake house up north near Hiles on Pine Lake and doting on her grandchildren, attending all their sports activities, Mr. Currie said.

She worked part-time as a sales clerk at the Allen Edmonds Shoe Bank in Port Washington for almost 20 years and was a member of St. John XXIII, St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Survivors include her husband, Nick; children Jenny (Mark) Nisbet of Charlotte, N.C. and Richard (Jamie) Currie of Waubeka;  grandchildren Emily Nisbet, Nicholas and Joanna Currie; mother Julienne Steffen of Port Washington; sisters Carol (the late Henry) Dewey of Taylor, Mich., and Barb (Peter) Wellenstein of Random Lake.

She was preceded in death by her father Richard Steffen, and brother-in-law Henry Dewey.

A memorial Mass will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, at St. John XXIII – St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Port Washington.  Father Patrick Wendt will preside.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. on Thursdat at the church.

Memorials are suggested to any cancer support charity.

Eernisse Funeral Home in Port Washington is assisting the family.

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