Donna M. (Santoro) Judge, 46, Teachers Assistant

donna_judgeDonna M. (Santoro) Judge, 46, of Haverhill, died Thursday, March 31, at Merrimack Valley Hospice House, Haverhill, after a long battle with breast cancer.

She was born in Boston, April 14, 1969, daughter of Ronald and Carol (Santo) Santoro of Burlington. Educated in the Burlington school system, Judge graduated from Shawsheen Tech High School, class of 1987, and earned her bachelor degree in Fine Arts from the University of Lowell in 1994. For over nine years she was employed as a special needs teachers assistant in the Haverhill school system, most recently at Haverhill High School. She was a proud third degree black belt in karate as well as an accomplished artist who enjoyed sharing her artwork with family and friends. Even before her diagnosis, she participated in the Relay for Life to help those battling this vicious disease find a cure. Once diagnosed, she formed her own team and named it “Team Integrity.”

Besides her parents, her survivors include her husband of 21 years, Rick Judge; two sons, Dylan and Connor Judge; sister, Alicia Santoro of Billerica; brother, David Santoro and his wife Dee of Gilbert, Ariz.; brother-in-law, Bill Judge; sisters-in-law, Chris Castronovo and her husband Joe, Jean Mace and her husband Jerry; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Calling hours were Sunday afternoon, at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Bradford Funeral Home, 210 So. Main St., Bradford. Her funeral mass of Christian burial is Monday morning, April 4, at 11, in All Saints Church, Haverhill. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.

In keeping with Donna’s wishes please omit flowers and instead consider making a contribution to Relay for Life of Haverhill, Team Integrity.