Judith “Judy” Mochel Brenner died peacefully in her sleep on March 21, 2023, at the age of 69. She was a beloved mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to all that knew her.
Judy was born on June 26, 1953, in Philadelphia, PA, the fourth child to John and Janet Mochel who settled in Oreland, PA. Along with her siblings Sue, Patty and Toby, Judy had a full and wonderful childhood. She was a natural athlete and was captain of her Springfield Township High School varsity field hockey and basketball teams. Judy was an active Girl Scout, and as a Senior Girl Scout in a troop headed by her mother, Janet Mochel, she was part of a Troop trip abroad to Italy. She also had a lovely singing voice and had leading roles in her college theater productions. In 1971, she was an American Field Service foreign exchange student and lived for a year in Brazil, learning the language and living with a family in Sao Paulo while attending the local high school. She moved back to the Northeast afterwards to attend Springfield College. She then married David Brenner in 1976. They met and fell in love during their time working at the Cog Railway in the White Mountains.
Judy and David settled in Lempster, NH and began their family by raising Dalmatians. Then, in 1984, Sally was born and Judy became a mother at the age of 32. Soon after, in 1987, Steven was born. Sally and Steven were Judy’s treasures, and she adored them more than anything. Judy was a hard-working, patient and wonderful mother to them both. Sally and Steven will always remember their mom as one that was always there for them and encouraged them to pursue their goals and happiness. She was so very proud of them both, and the people that they grew to become.
Judy is predeceased by her parents, John and Janet Mochel. She leaves behind her daughter, Sally Brenner of Acworth, NH, son Steven Brenner and daughter-in-law Alyssa, grandchildren, Amelia, Owen and Gabriel Brenner of Lempster, NH, siblings: Sue Mochel of Newport, NH; Toby Mochel and family of Jamestown, NC; Patty Mochel and family of Towson, MD; mother in-law Nancy Brenner of Newbury, NH; nieces and nephews and many friends.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be considered to Dreams Come True Rescue in Plainfield, NH or Wags and Wiggles Rescue in Newport, NH in Judy’s name.