AURORA, CO & BANGOR - Judith Anne Smith-Masters 68 of Aurora Colorado passed away after a brief battle with cancer surrounded by her family on August 1, 2014. Judi was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on September 27, 1945 to Phyllis and Edward Smith. Judi grew up in Bangor, Maine attending school and graduating from John Bapst High School in 1963. Judi had three children Catrina (Kate), Christine and Sean Comer from a previous marriage before marrying Rex Masters in October of 1973; together they had one son, Joshua Masters. Judi and her family moved to Colorado in 1976, where she attended Pikes Peak Community College to study Commercial Art. Judi was dedicated to raising awareness for Rett syndrome and spent the last decade campaigning for the cause.
Judi is survived by her husband, Rex D. Masters of Aurora, CO, her mother, Phyllis A. Infioriati-Smith of Bangor, ME; sister, Mary Catherine Karam of Stillwater, ME; daughter, Catrina (Kate) Cornell and her husband Rick Cornell of Aurora, CO, daughter, Christine E. Comer, of Aurora, CO; two sons, Sean Comer, of Irvine, CA, Joshua Masters, and his wife Julie Masters of Aurora, CO; six grandchildren, Justin Cornell, Danielle Cornell, Mathew Cornell, Ryan Cornell, Erin Garcia, Caitlyn Masters, two great-grandchildren, three nieces and one nephew, and many close friends. Judi is preceded in death by her father, Lowell Edward Smith of Bangor ME, and her two brothers Michael Smith and Thomas Smith.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 AM Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 at St. Paul the Apostle Parish, St. Mary's Catholic Church, Ohio St., Bangor. She will be laid to rest next to her beloved father and brother at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Bangor. A reception will follow. Should friends desire, donations may be made in memory of Judith Anne Masters to the Rocky Mountain Rett Association at: www.rmrett.org. Arrangements by Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, 299 Union St., Bangor.