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Judith (Tapar) Handel

November 26, 1941 ~ August 25, 2017 (age 75)

Judith (Tapar) Handel, 75, of East Hampton, CT beloved wife of the late Frederick C. Handel, Jr., died peacefully Friday August 25th at Hartford Hospital. Born in Hartford on November 26, 1941, Judith was the daughter of the late Stanley G. and Nicolett (Flamio) Tapar. Judith grew up in Hartford, raised her family in Glastonbury alongside her husband and eventually moved to East Hampton in 2006.  Judith graduated from Hall High School in West Hartford in 1960 and spent most of her life doing what she loved most, caring for young children. She owned her own home daycare for many years, was employed by Todays Child for eight years and was recently retired from the Glastonbury Board of Ed. Food Service Dept. Judy was a faithful member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in East Hampton where she made many beloved friends and was active member in the Prayer Shawl Ministry, Women’s Bible study and Vacation Bible school. Judy loved crocheting and spending time with her friends and family. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She had a special gift for helping others in need whenever and wherever she was and had a genuine concern for all who the Lord allowed to cross her path.  Judy is survived by her sister Eva O’Connell and her husband James of Colchester and predeceased by her sister Beverly Tapar.  A loving, caring mother and grandmother, Judith is survived by her children Frederick C. Handel III of East Hampton, Ava (Handel) May and her husband Herbert of Tolland, and Raymond F. Handel and his wife Stephanie of Collinsville. God our Father had blessed Judy with eight beautiful grandchildren who loved her so very much, Ryan, Joshua, Alyssa and Sean May; Alexa (Handel) Smith and her husband Steve and Rylie, Jackson and Skylar Handel. She also leaves behind seven nephews and three nieces. The family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday August 31st from 6PM until 8PM at the Spencer Funeral Home 112 Main St. East Hampton, CT. A Christian Memorial Service celebrating her life will be held Friday September 1st at 11AM in Bethlehem Lutheran Church, one East High St. (Route 66) in East Hampton, CT. Interment will follow in the columbarium in Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, 17 Wickham Rd., Glastonbury, CT. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Judith may be made to New Horizons Shelter, 635 Main Street Middletown, CT. To leave online condolences please visit



 Service Information

August 31, 2017

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Spencer Funeral Home
112 Main Street
East Hampton, CT 06424

Memorial Service
September 1, 2017

11:00 AM
Bethlehem Lutheran Church
1 East High St
East Hampton, CT 06424

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