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Margaretha "Marge" Jabs

July 31, 1926 ~ December 17, 2018 (age 92)
Margaretha J. (Judd) Jabs, 92, of Waterford, formerly of Bristol and Voluntown, widow of Walter Jabs, Sr., died on Monday (December 17,) 2018 at Bayview Health Care, Waterford. Marge was born July 31, 1926 in Bristol and was a daughter of the late Chester K. Judd, Sr. and Lelia (Herold) Judd. She was a longtime Bristol resident prior to moving to Voluntown in the early 1980’s. She was employed as a telephone operator by Southern New England Telephone working in Bristol and then Willimantic before retiring in 1985. She was an active member of the Telephone Pioneers and enjoyed collecting glassware and antiques. Marge is survived by a son: Walter Jabs, Jr. of Springfield, VT; a daughter: Heidi E. Jabs of Marlborough; a sister: Betty Johnson of New Milford; seven grandchildren: Tracey Jabs, Erin Sleboda and husband, Matthew, Sarah, Alison, and Kurt Wenzel, Leah Jabs, and Ericka Webber; a great-grandson: Matthew Sleboda, Jr.; daughter-in-law: Lucille Jabs of Preston; sister-in-law: Edie Judd of Florida; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Grayle Jabs, and three brothers: Chester K. Judd, Jr., Richard and Robert Judd. Funeral Services will be held on Friday (December 21, 2018) at 11 AM at the Barnes Memorial Chapel, 49 Pound Street, Bristol. Burial will follow in West Cemetery, Bristol. There are no calling hours. Please omit flowers. Funk Funeral Home, 35 Bellevue Ave., Bristol is in care of arrangments. Please visit Marge’s memorial web-site at
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