Happy 85th birthday Sister Judy!

Posted by Dana Hinton

February 28, 2024

Sister Judy Raley’s 85th birthday was celebrated on Saturday, February 24, at CHI Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee, with a sit-down dinner, beautiful music, and tributes from a host of friends locally and from Nazareth. A special Mass was offered in honor of Sister Judy on Monday, February 26, at CHI Memorial Hospital, followed by a reception.

In honor of this special occasion, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Board Room will be renamed to Sister Judy Raley, SCN, Board Room.

Happy birthday, Sister Judy!

Dr. John Boxell, Father Mike Creson, SCNA Betsy Kammerdiener, Sister Judy Raley, Brad Pope, Larry Schumacher, and Andrew McGill.


  1. Carlette Gentle

    Happy birthday Judy you deserve a beautiful celebration. Celebrate life to the fullest.

  2. Maggie Cooper

    So great to hear of your birthday celebration and special honor!
    You are really special to all there for good reason! Congratulations!

  3. Betty Blandfordscn

    Happy birthday Judy🎂 you have been so faithful to your mission In Chattanooga! I treasure my time on the board with you. Many more good years for you!👏

  4. Linda Soltis, SCN

    Happy Birthday and congratulations to you for the naming of the Board Room in your honor. You have given of yourself wholeheartedly to Memorial Hospital and the community at Chattanooga. A well-deserved tribute to you.

  5. Rosemarie Kirwan

    Still later! Congratulations, Judy. I’m thrilled that you were honored so nicely, and especially that the board room is being named for you.

  6. Camille Panich

    What a lovely tribute to you Judy – and it surely is fitting. So glad they had a wonderful celebration for this milestone birthday. Sending best wishes and prayers for many, many more.

  7. Dorothy Jackson

    Happy belated birthday greetings Judy. I’m sorry I wasn’t able to be with you to celebrate
    with you especially since I’ve spent the past nine years staying with you for our Board meeting.
    Know that you are in my prayers each day. Dot Jackson

  8. Basanti Lakra

    Hearty Congratulations to you Sr. Judy on your 85th Birthday ? I remember you with gratitude for all the good works you have done
    . May God be gracious to you and keep you happy, and healthy in her loving care.

  9. rita puthenkalam

    You make us all proud, Judy!

  10. Patsy Buckler SCNA

    Happy Belated Birthday , Sister Judy!
    Congratulations on such a beautiful honor. Well deserved, I’m sure.
    Hope you will be visiting Camp Maria this summer.

  11. Dorothy Zimmerman, SCNA

    Happy belated birthday, Judy! What a wonderful honor from your friends at Memorial!

  12. Brenda Gonzales

    Happy Birthday Judy, early and congratulations on this honor bestowed upon you for your service to the people of Chattanooga 👏🏼👏🏼🎉🎂

    • Sister Luke

      Happy Belated Birthday Judy!
      What an honor bestowed on you.

      Congratulations !


  13. Marie

    Well deserved. Congratulations

  14. Martha Borders

    Hi Judy,

    Happy Birthday – a little late. 🎂Congratulations to you – well deserved honor!! Blessings


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