She graduated from Canton High School, Class of 1943.
Judy was a very active and unselfish lady. She was the type of person that if you only met her once, you could never forget you met her. She left a very positive impression upon everyone she touched.
Judy’s working career consisted of managerial and sales positions in the food service industry; namely the Wheel Inn, Inc., the Oaks Club, and the Holiday Inn of Williamsport. Upon moving to Williamsport in 1957, she continued her interests in cooking and entertaining. She and her husband were known and recognized for their unselfish graciousness to many local community organizations, two of which were The School of Hope and The Williamsport Home. Each year during the Christmas holiday season, the residents of each organization were the DiCenso’s invited house guests. They were bused to their home in Loyalsock Twp. to enjoy a complete Christmas dinner, gifts, and holiday entertainment. A day of holiday spirit was enjoyed by everyone. This “gift of love” was a very special occasion always anticipated by the residents each and every year.
She was the recipient of numerous cooking awards throughout the east coast, and some of her best recipes found their way into many cook books. Cooking for others was her pride and joy throughout her entire life.
She was a member of the Williamsport Hospital Auxiliary, the Lycoming County Historical Society, the Loyalsock Garden Club, Wheel Inn, Inc., and the Clio Club. A former Board member of the Williamsport Home, M.S. Society, American Lung Association, and the Williamsport-Lycoming County Council of Republican Women. She was past President of the Montoursville Garden Club, and was the first female member and the first female President of Loyalsock Kiwanis Club.
Preceding her was her husband, Alfred A. DiCenso, a stepdaughter, Karen Doherty, and a step-granddaughter, Ann DiCenso.
Surviving are a son, Rodney N. (Lynn) Bailey of Loyalsock Twp.; a stepson, Alfred P. (Bobbie) DiCenso of Annapolis, MD; a sister, Wilda Kaiser of Poughquag, NY, nine grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren. There are numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville, PA. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery. Friends will be received from 10 -11a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Valley View Nursing Center, 2140 Warrensville Rd., Montoursville, PA 17754.