In memory of
Judith Lee Scheff Dennehy Carman
CARMAN - Judith Lee Scheff Dennehy departed this life unexpectedly on November 16, 2015, surrounded by loving family and devoted friends. Judy was born on May 5, 1941 in Mineola, Long Island to Muriel and David Scheff. She grew up with her brothers Boyd and Gerard, and graduated from Mineola High School. She attended Hofstra University where she was a proud member of the Hofstra cheerleading team. She married Brian Dennehy on August 21, 1959. Judy raised her three daughters Elizabeth, Kathleen and Deirdre, while attaining several Master's Degrees in Education.Judy was an enthusiastic and devoted kindergarten teacher for nearly twenty years at PS 112 in Harlem, NYC. She loved her many students and was deeply proud to be an educator. On August 26, 1994, Judy married The Honorable Gregory W. Carman, in the process gaining four wonderful children: Gregory Jr., John, Jim and Mira.Judy is survived by her husband of 21 years, Greg; her children, Elizabeth and her husband James Lancaster, their sons Jack and William; Kathleen and her husband Andrew Hussey, their daughter Clementine; Deirdre and her husband Richard Basile, their daughters Hannah, Molly, Olivia and Lucy; Greg Jr., his wife Lina, their children Gregory 3rd and Emily; John, his wife Sue and their children Colette, Isabel and Juliette; Jim and his wife Eva and their children Sam and Kate; Mira and her children Venton and Roman. Judy is also survived by her brothers Boyd, Gerard; her sisters-in-law Lynn and Margie, a host of nieces, nephews and many, many close friends who became her family over the years. Judy's passions were her large family, her friends, attending Broadway plays, her book clubs, world-travel and tending her garden at West Gilgo Beach. A wake will be held Thursday, November 19 from 6-9pm, and Friday, November 20 from 1-3pm and 6-9pm at Arthur F. White Funeral Home at 315 Conklin Street, Farmingdale, NY 11735. A Funeral Mass is scheduled for Saturday, November 21, 10am at St. Thomas Episcopal Church at 298 Conklin Street in Farmingdale, NY 11735. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Judy's joyous life. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to The Hagedorn Little Village School in Seaford at www.littlevillage.org .
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