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Judith Ann Gaj

November 13, 1951 ~ December 9, 2017 (age 66)

Judith Ann (Rachmaciej) Gaj, 66, passed away on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield after a long illness. Judith was born on November 13, 1951, daughter of Bruno and Anna (Patnaude) Rachmaciej; she was a longtime resident of Chicopee, MA. Judith was a warm and loving mother, sister and grandmother who will be deeply missed by all that knew her. She loved life and to laugh, but during the last years she had struggled with the health challenges of polycystic kidney disease. She was an incredibly strong woman and fought hard throughout her illness. She leaves behind her loving twin children, Stefania Raucci and David P. Gaj, Jr.; brothers, James, Bruno, and John Rachmaciej; four cherished grandchildren, Cameron and Zachary Gaj, Alexis Raucci and Emily Williams, as well as, several nieces and nephews. A private funeral service will be held for Judith for immediate family only at a later date. There are no calling hours. Hafey Funeral Service has been entrusted with the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations in Judith’s name may be made to the American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852. For online condolences please visit

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