Full Name: Judith M. Tabs
Date of Death: Friday, July 1st, 2022
Judith Mary Tabs (nee Abramson), of North Caldwell (formerly Verona), New Jersey,
passed away peacefully on Friday, July 1, 2022 surrounded by her loving family.
Beloved wife of Benjamin Tabs for 58 years, Beloved mother of her daughter Deborah
Tabs Prince and her husband Mitchel Prince, and her son Daniel Tabs and his wife
Nancy Tabs. Loving Grandmother to her grandchildren Max Prince, Isabel Tabs, Alec
Tabs and Sam Prince. Devoted sister to Joel M. Abramson and his wife Beverly
Abramson, and sister-in-law to Leonard Tabs and the late Ellen Tabs. Devoted Aunt to
Nancy Tabs, Michael Abramson, Mark Tabs, Cris D. Abramson, and Betsy Dorothy
Judy was born in New York, New York on January 3, 1941, to the late Miriam Abramson
(nee Blankfein) and the late Irving Abramson.
Judy grew up in Paterson, New Jersey until her marriage to Benjamin on August 4,
1963. Judy was a selfless, caring, generous, humorous, and fun-loving person. Judy
attended the University of Connecticut where she obtained a degree in Early Childhood
Education. She later obtained a Master Degree in Education from William Paterson
University. Judy spent many years both as an early childhood teacher and
administrator, most recently as the long-time (28 years) Director of the Nursery School
at the Congregation Agudath Israel in Caldwell, New Jersey. She was a pillar of the
community and shaped the lives of thousands of children.
She was also a prolific artist. She painted with oils, acrylics, charcoals, watercolors and
drew with pencils. She was a published author, most notably writing The Other Me, a
fictional account based on the true-life story of her grandson’s successful heart
transplant journey. In retirement she tirelessly volunteered her time to many causes,
including teaching English as Second Language for Literary Volunteers of America.
Judy loved spending time at the beach and also being a devoted friend to many lifelong
Despite her great professional and personal endeavors, Judy’s greatest
accomplishment was her devotion to her grandchildren. She leaves a legacy of instilling
family first values to her adoring grandchildren. She impacted everyone who came into
her life and she will be sorely missed.
Services will be held on Tuesday, July 5th at 11:00 am at Temple Sholom of West
Essex, 760 Pompton Avenue, Cedar Grove, New Jersey, followed by the procession for
the internment at Mt. Nebo Cemetery in Totowa, New Jersey.
Memorial contributions can be made to the New Jersey Sharing Network, 691 Central
Avenue, New Providence, New Jersey 07974. www.njsharingnetwork.org
Shiva will be held following the service on Tuesday and then again on Wednesday and
Thursday, 2-5:00pm & 7-9:00pm at the residence of Judy’s daughter Deborah Tabs
Prince, 12 Fox Run, North Caldwell, New Jersey 07006.
When: Tuesday, July 5th, 2022 11:00 AM
Temple Sholom of West Essex
760 Pompton Road, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
Mount Nebo Cemetery
195 Totowa Road, Totowa, NJ 07512