Judy joined the Ledyard Garden Club in 1968 when it was small club of 14 -20 or so members that met every month in Club member’s homes. Judy was a very active member across the years and served as vice president in 1989-91, 2 terms of president from 1995-97 and 1997-97. Judy also served as program chair, social committee chair, 1982-84, plant sale chair 1989-91, in later years she never missed a plant sale even after she suffered a stroke in 2014, and horticulture chair, 2001-02. She remained an active member of the Garden Club participating in all facets of the Club and was made an Honorary Lifetime Member in 2014.
To quote Judy’s granddaughter, Kaylan, Judy treasured the Ledyard Garden Club and her true passion in life was plants and gardening. Judy was a font of garden knowledge and was frequently sought out to provide information on gardens or id a plant, especially perennials, to both new and experienced gardeners. It was a treat to tour Judy’s perennial gardens and she was always so generous splitting plants and sending you home with new treasures from her gardens.
At Judy’s passing, she had been a member of Ledyard Garden Club for 54 years and was our longest serving member. Judy was a lovely person, a fabulous gardener and we will all miss her.
Our deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers are with Judy’s husband John Graziano and her family at this sad time.
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In loving Memory of Judy Graziano,
Honorary Lifetime Member of Ledyard Garden Club
The Club was organized in 1964 and Federated in 1984. The Club celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2014.
Membership is open to anyone interested in gardening and related fields and is not limited to Ledyard residents. Novices are welcome. The Club meets the 1st Monday of each month from September through June at 7:00pm except on designated holidays when meetings are moved to the 2nd Monday of that month. Club Dinners replace December & June meetings.
During the 2021/22 Club Year, the Garden Club Speaker Program & business meetings will use a hybrid model giving an option to attend Club meetings in person or remotely via Zoom. Please call Diane Morgan, (860) 460-8907, or see our website contact form to request joining via Zoom. Meeting are free and open to the public. Look forward to seeing you!