Judith Hacker Obituary, Death- At the age of 79, Judith E. Hacker, the beloved wife of Max D. Hacker of Wallingford, died away at the Midstate Medical Center in Meriden on June 18, 2023.
She was the daughter of the late John Poulton and Mary (Derue) Poulton, and she was born in Kingston, which is located in Ontario, Canada. She graduated from Monroe High School in Ohio in 1962, became a citizen of the United States, and then went on to study at Southern Connecticut State University, Central Connecticut State University, and St. Joseph’s, where she earned her Bachelor’s, Master’s, and 6th Year Degree in Education. Judith taught at Moses Y. Beach School in Wallingford for the past 41 years.
Prior to that, she was a teacher at Monroe High School in Ohio. She was a very remarkable person who was instrumental in the development of many young lives and had a great impact on everyone she came in contact with. She had a passion for teaching and served as a mentor to a large number of student teachers. Judith had a profound impact on the lives of one million people because she was bright, empathic, upbeat, motivational, consistently positive, dependable, incredibly huggable, and never judgmental.
Her home was always available to anyone who was struggling financially or just wanted to vent to someone who would listen. She had a remarkable ability to recognize her former pupils even many years after she had taught them. This was one of the reasons why she looked forward to seeing them again. All of those whose lives she changed during the course of her remarkable journey will undoubtedly feel a deep sense of loss upon learning about Mrs. Hacker’s passing.
Judith is survived by her three children and their spouses: Trisha and her husband Deane Wilson of Meriden, Connecticut; Todd Wallenius and Husband Scott Parker of Asheville, North Carolina; and Richard Hacker of Toulouse, France. In addition, Judith is survived by her devoted husband. She was the doting grandmother to eight grandchildren.
Chloe Wilson and London Wilson of Meriden, Connecticut; Ethan, Alec, Ben, and Jessica Wallenius Parker of Asheville, North Carolina; and Evan Hacker and Ilan Hacker of Toulouse, France. On Monday, June 26 from 4 to 7 o’clock in the evening, there will be a public gathering called a Celebration of Life that will take place at Gouveia Vineyards located at 1339 Whirlwind Hill Rd. in Wallingford, Connecticut.