Julia H. Meagher died peacefully Jan. 20, 2019 after a long life well lived. She was born in 1924 in Highland Park, N.J. She was the daughter of the late Horace A. and Julia Holaday. She was predeceased by four brothers; Horace, Duncan, Ellsworth and William and a sister, Marianne. She was also predeceased by the love of her life, her husband, Edward A. Meagher. They spent almost half a century together exploring and enjoying life and raising a family in Plainfield, N.J. Now after more than 25 years she has, as she said, gone to find Eddy.
Julia was also predeceased by her oldest son Michael and is survived by her daughter, Kitty (Lyle) and son, Patrick (Cindy). She is also survived by her grandchildren, Jessica Ponzio, Nicholas Ponzio, Christopher Ponzio, Kristin Mullen, Julia Juarez, Brian Wagner, Elizabeth Siergiey and Megan Williams. She is also survived by 15 great-grandchildren.
In her years in Plainfield, Julia was active in the Plainfield Unitarian Church as well as several choral groups in central N.J. She worked several jobs in senior services and as a recreational therapist in hospital settings, ultimately retiring as the Assistant Director of Senior Services for the City of Plainfield at the age of 75. After retiring she moved to Coventry, Vt. And then she spent her last few years living with and being lovingly cared for by her daughter and son-in-law Kitty and Lyle in Westfield, Vt.
Julia lived her life as a wonderful adventure, full of the opportunity to learn from and see the beauty in everyone she met. A generous soul, whose door was always open and who always had an extra seat at her table. She considered everyone she got to know as life’s gift to her.
Cremation was private. A memorial service is planned for the spring.