Judy (Alcott) Blackstone
Waterville - K. Judith (Alcott) Blackstone, 80, of Caribou died on September 20, 2019, at the Woodlands Memory Care Unit in Waterville, Maine. She was born on December 22, 1938 in Augusta, Maine, and lived with her parents Gordon W. and Amelia Dudley Alcott in Winthrop.
She was a graduate of Winthrop High School, after which she attended Westbrook Junior College, earning an Associate degree in Business, 1959. After working for the Central Intelligence Agency in Washington, D.C., Judy returned to Maine and worked for several businesses in Augusta, including Farm Family Insurance where she met an aspiring Insurance Agent, Vernon A. Blackstone of Caribou. They were married on September 1, 1961, and moved to Orono where Vernon was a student at the University of Maine. After his graduation, the couple lived in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut, where Judy raised her two sons and worked as a secretary in the Marlborough (CT) School District. In 1975, they built a home on the site of the former Blackstone Dairy Farm on Old Washburn Rd. in Caribou, where Vernon established a financial planning business. Judy returned to school and graduated from the University of Maine at Presque Isle with a B.S. in Elementary Education (1981), followed by a Master's in Education from the University of Southern Maine (1988) and a Master's in Educational Counseling from the University of Maine in Orono (1992). She worked as a primary teacher in the Caribou School Department and as a middle school guidance counselor in Washburn and Presque Isle. She was an active member of Gray Memorial United Methodist Church in Caribou, a soloist and choir member, and chair of the Music Committee. She also attended Grant Memorial United Methodist Church in Presque Isle during her son Thom's tenure there as Pastor. Her oil paintings of local subjects won many ribbons over the years at the Northern Maine Fair. She was a 4-H leader, Cub Scout Den Mother, and shared her husband's love of Airedale dogs. She enjoyed travel to New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, the Bahamas, and Scotland, and did an educational exchange with a primary school in Leicester, England. Following her retirement and Vernon's death in 2011, Judy moved to be with her sons in Shirley and Augusta, where she continued to sing in choir and at hymn sings at Granite Hills Estates in Hallowell.
She was predeceased by her husband Vernon; and an infant brother Jonathan.
She is survived by her brother Ladd G. Alcott of Mesquite, Nevada; her sons' families Thomas and Lynn Blackstone of Waterville, and Jon and Dawna Blackstone of Shirley; five grandchildren: Ian and Wyatt of Shirley, Alexander of Northport, Patrick of Bloomington, Indiana, and Laura of Waterville; and sisters-in-law Joyce Churchill (Ft. Fairfield), Phyllis Blackstone (Brunswick), and Cathy Blackstone (Augusta).
Gifts in her memory can be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 8th Avenue, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10001.
A celebration of her life will be held at the East Winthrop (Maine) Cemetery on Turtle Run Rd. at 11 AM on Saturday, October 12, followed by a reception at Green Street United Methodist Church, 13 Green St., Augusta, ME.
Published on October 2, 2019


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Jennifer S. Mills
Oct 10, 2019
Judy now rest in our Lords arms , I'm sure God has said well done though good and faithful servant.
Phyllis Blackstone
Oct 07, 2019
What a wonderful sister I had in my sister-in-law Judith Blackstone. We shared a love of classical music, literature, art and theater. We were never at a loss for conversation and we spent decades in laughter whenever we were together. Her talents and gifts will continue in the lives of her children, her grandchildren and all who come after her.
Jacque Gibbons
Oct 02, 2019
A mom to be proud of, easily remembered, and
safely sent to heaven for a far better life.
Carolyn and Joe Cheney
Oct 02, 2019
Our deepest sympathy to Judy's families. She was a very special lady.
Cheri Goodspeed
Oct 02, 2019
Jon,Dawna and family...
My thoughts and prayers to you all... enjoy the memories 🙏🏻
Oct 02, 2019
May your hearts be cheered by beloved memories of a life well lived.