Judith Pritikin, 64


SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Judith A. (Judy) Pritikin died April 5, 2024, at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the beloved wife of Elliott Pritikin for over 37 years. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she was the second eldest of the late John and Dorine Capaldi's five children. Judy grew up in Providence before her Dad’s job moved the family to various Southeast and Midwest locations, settling in Michigan, where she met Elliott. They met on his birthday, fell in love, married and had their two sons in Michigan. Then his job took the family to Ohio, New Hampshire and Singapore, and after so many years (and mortgages), they settled back in Rhode Island nine years ago.

Judy had her earlier career in customer service in footwear and automotive electronics before retiring to raise their two sons as the devoted soccer, baseball and, most importantly, football mom while volunteering for Sisterhood and most school events. More recently, she enjoyed being a department manager at HomeGoods, in Lincoln. Judith was a member of Temple Beth-El, in Providence.

She was the cherished mother of Samuel and his wife, Veronica Pritikin, and Jordan and his wife, Bailey Pritikin. She was the dear sister of Mark and his wife, Lesa Capaldi. She was the loving grandmother of Sofia Pritikin.

Contributions may be made to the Lifespan Cancer Institute, Development Office, P.O. Box H, Providence, RI 02901.

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