Judy D. Placey 72, of Proctor, Vt. died peacefully Feb. 9, 2021 in her home on West Street after a year and a half battle with cancer. Judy was the youngest of three daughters, born Jan. 8, 1949 in St. Johnsbury, Vt., to Ralph and Arlena Placey. Growing up in St. Johnsbury Center and later on the family farm on Stark Fire District Road. Judy was a friend to all creatures and was known to adopt any and every stray while growing up on the farm. She eventually had two horses of her own at the family farm. Judy attended the St. Johnsbury Academy graduating in 1967 and University of Vermont briefly before settling with her husband Arthur and their son Kent in Brattleboro, Vt. in 1968. In 1976 they moved to Dummerston, Vt. where she would spend the next 45 years.
Judy was an accomplished dental assistant for her entire career, working in practices for Eric Barradale, Dick Herbert, Jeff Wallace, Peter Able, Lou Beaudette and finishing her career at New England Endodontics & Implantology in Keene, N.H. In 1990 Judy returned to her farm roots when she acquired her horse Fawn Ledge Monroe. She embarked on years of competitive training becoming an accomplished competitor in dressage and marathon events throughout New England, compiling first place and championships ribbons. Later Judy worked with other competitors ultimately qualifying for national marathon competition. After her retirement she spent most of her time with her partner Bruce Carrington and doting on her grandson every summer. When not riding her beloved Morgan Judy enjoyed traveling with friends. She made trips across the United States and several annual trips to Mexico, culminating in a trip to Spain during her retirement.
She is survived by her husband Bruce Carrington, her son Kent Reynolds, his wife Shana and grandsons Joseph Reynolds and Chase Joubert all of West Warwick, R.I. as well as her sisters Lynda Colton of Pitsfield and Diane Placy of Bethel, Vt. There are no calling hours and a graveside service will be held at the Riverside Cemetery in Proctor at a later date. Contributions in Judy’s memory can be made to the Windham County Humane Society WCHS, PO Box 397, Brattleboro, VT 05302. https://windhamcountyhumane.org/