Dympnia (aka Dympna) Marie Judge Jessich passed away peacefully in her sleep on February 5, 2021 in Austin, Texas. She was 87. She was predeceased by her parents, Michael Judge and Mary Ann Fallen Judge, her husband, Frank Jessich, her twin brother, Fr. Mychal Judge, O.F.M., Chaplain, FDNY and her sister Erin McTernan.
Dympnia was born in Brooklyn and after graduating from the College of St. Elizabeth taught school in New York City. In the early 1960’s she joined the Arabian American Oil Company, and taught 4th grade in Ras Taunra. After leaving Saudi Arabia, she moved to the Netherlands where she married Frank Jessich. Following his retirement from Aramco in 1982, they settled in Ocean Pines, Maryland.
Dympnia was passionate about learning and education. She inspired others and lived a life of philanthropy. She was a history buff and liked art history. She volunteered for National Public Radio in Salisbury, MD where she researched every piece before playing for the public.
She leaves behind a stepson, David Jessich of Austin, TX, two stepdaughters, Lorraine Jessich of Snohomish, WA and Nancy Jessich of Worthington, OH and four step-grandchildren, Christopher Jessich of Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, Michael Jessich of Naples, FL, and Laura and Brian Jessich both of Austin, TX. She is also survived by three step-nieces, Barbara McTernan of Burtonsville, MD, Karen Rogers and Pat Tarr of Ocean Pines, MD and a step-nephew, James McTernan as well as by her two cousins, Eileen Judge of Dublin, Ireland and Frances Healy of Quincy, MA.
A memorial service will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Berlin, Maryland at 11:00 am on August 2, 2021. Correspondence and memories may be shared with David Jessich at 3600 Avendale Drive, Austin, TX 78738 or firstname.lastname@example.org.