Obituary: Judith Ann (Hayes) Kallander, 81

Judith Ann (Hayes) Kallander, 81, of Westborough and formerly of Southborough, died peacefully at home on October 23, 2020. Loving and devoted mother, sister, grandmother and friend.

She was the beloved wife of the late Ernest L. Kallander, Jr and loving daughter of the late Marion G. (Paul) and Francis V. Hayes

Judy was born and raised in Framingham, and graduated Framingham State University. She taught second grade in the Framingham school system in the 1960’s, then devoted herself to homemaking and raising a family in Southborough.

Judy worked for many years as administrator in the Optometry Department at Southborough Medical Group with Dr. Mack. She went on to a 15-year career at Bose Corporation in Framingham where she supported their Legal, Finance and Treasury Departments, retiring in 2001.

Judy was married to her husband Ernie for 49 years. She was a dedicated mother and she cherished her daughters and grandchildren. She had a lovely personality and was always quick to laugh. She was an avid tennis player and enjoyed watching tennis in her final days. Judy loved to entertain family and friends and never missed a chance to dance or to sing around the piano. She enjoyed fashion and shopping, traveling and dining out. Judy volunteered for many years at the voter polls in Southborough and enjoyed cooking with friends in the Gourmet Club back in the day. 

She is survived by her dear sister Jean (Hayes) Bernard of Southborough her daughters, Kirsten Scott and her husband Stephen, of Westborough; Karen Whiteknact and her husband Daniel, of Hopkinton, NH; Heidi Fobert and her husband Mark, of South Grafton; her grandchildren, Katherine Garbani, Nicholas Fobert, Thomas Fobert, Deckard Whiteknact, and Adrian Whiteknact; her step-grandchildren, Kimberly Scott, Robert Scott and Matthew Scott; her sister in law, Susan Kallander, and brother in law David Kallander and his wife Anne; and numerous nieces and nephews

She is predeceased by her brothers and sisters in law, John and Joan Kallander; Peter and Elaine Kallander, and nephews Thomas, James, Paul and Edward “Ted” Kallander.

To respect the health of our family and friends, services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation in her name to the VNA Hospice, 100 Trade Center, Woburn, MA 01801.

Arrangements are under the care of the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main Street, Southborough. To leave words of condolence to the family, please visit

(Obituary via Morris Funeral Home)

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