Family and friends are mourning the death of Judith Gail Abilock on April 11, 2016, in Bradenton, Fla., at age 64. She made her home in Wilton for 26 years.
She was born March 29, 1952, in Queens, N.Y., but spent much of her teenage years in Orlando, Fla., where she was valedictorian at Edgewater High School. She graduated from The University of Rochester in Mathematics, received an MS in computer science at Ohio State University, and completed academic work toward a Ph.D. at Ohio State. She also later received an MBA from the University of New Haven
Her career involved work as a computer and business consultant with several organizations, including Price-Waterhouse; Mitre Corporation, where she worked as a consultant with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (becoming a finalist in the astronaut program); GTE Corporation, and Pitney Bowes, Inc.