April 29, 1936 - November 26, 2016
Hanover, Massachusetts | Age 80
Judith J. (Jordan) Smaller, 80 of Hanover formerly of Rockland died at her home on November 26, 2016 after a period of failing health. She was born in Winthrop, daughter of the late Lawrence and Elda (Messina) Jordan. She was a graduate of Dorchester High School and had attended Bryant and Stratton Business School and the Berkeley School of Music.
Judy was a talented professional singer since the age of eighteen and had signed a four year contract at the age of 21 to perform with the Dick Clark Orchestra. She was a dance instructor for many years at the Arthur Murray Studio in Boston. Prior to her retirement she had been employed for more than twenty years as a Soloist and Cantor at Holy Family Church in Rockland bringing comfort and celebration to funeral and wedding liturgies.
She was the mother of Scott M. Smaller of Hanover the grandmother of Scott M. Smaller, Jr. and Matthew J. Smaller and the great grandmother of Jayden Smaller. She was the sister of Lawrence Jordan, Jr. of San Diego, CA and the late Shirley Godfrey.
The family welcomes friends and relatives to celebrate her life on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at the Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home, 135 Union Street Rockland from 5:00-7:00 PM. A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 9:00 AM at Holy Family Church. Burial will follow in Blue Hill Cemetery in Braintree.