Judith Anne Brill
It is with great sadness that the family of Judith Anne Brill, 67, of Southern Pines, announces her passing on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at her home, after a long and courageous struggle with cancer.
A remembrance visitation with the family will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday June 18, at Boles Funeral Home, in Southern Pines. She will be interred at the old Bethesda Church Cemetery in Aberdeen in a private service.
Judy Brill was born April 22, 1945, to Arthur and Julia Bergesen, in Staten Island, N.Y. She grew up in Mountain Lakes, N.J., graduating high school in 1963. She attended Southern Seminary Junior College in Virginia for one year, after which she worked in several commercial modeling and secretarial positions in New Jersey.
In December 1965 she married Paul Brill, of Southern Pines (formerly from Mountain Lakes), and over the next 46 years lived in North Carolina and Michigan, raising two children along the way. Later she worked with three medical clinics in various capacities in Laurinburg and Southern Pines.
In 1995 she started a successful antique business (Journey’s End Antiques) in Aberdeen with her husband. She was an accomplished seamstress and home decorator, an avid antique doll and flow blue china collector, as well as a furniture restorer. She appointed her home with an eclectic sampling of fine furniture, art and collectibles.
Judy was a loving wife and homemaker, mother and grandmother. She will be greatly missed by her family, friends and patrons of nice antiques. Judy was a hard worker, who was always a sweetheart at home, on the job, and in the operation of her antique business. Her life was well-lived but all too short.
She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Alfred Paul Brill; her son David Brill, of Indian Trail; her daughter Laura Brill Mani, of Mill Valley Calif.; her brother Don Bergesen, of Sheridan, Ind.; her sister Lynn Bergesen Ursone, of Parsippany, N.J.; and three grandchildren, Michael Brill, 12 years, Talin Mani, 4 years, and Sahana Mani, 3 years.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to FirstHealth Hospice, P.O. Box 5889, Pinehurst NC 28374. They provided loving care and support during her illness.
Online condolences may be made at www.bolesfuneralhome.com.
Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines is serving the family.