DerryNews.com, Derry, New Hampshire

April 11, 2013

Judith A. (McGillen) Trobec


Las Vegas — Judith A. (McGillen) Trobec, 69, died March 8, 2013. She was born to the late William and Catherine (MacPhail) Collins on Dec. 11, 1943, in Lynn, Mass. She graduated from Pinkerton Academy in 1961. She was pre-deceased by her daughter, Leisa Gallien, and survived by her loving husband of 20 years, William Trobec; daughters, Kim Spanos of Derry, Julie Gallien of Manchester, Heidi Tanner of Dunbarton, and Sherri McGillen of Indiana; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

A successful and dedicated realtor for over 30 years, Judi is known and respected as a fierce leader and pioneer in the real estate community. She took an active role in the Greater Salem Area Board of Realtors, now known as the Granite State South Board of Realtors, while serving as board president for several terms. Through out her career she also received the Realtor State Honor Society Award multiple times for her ethics and devotion to the Realtor movement. Her bright and beautiful smile warmed the hearts of all in her path. Judi continued her career in Real Estate in Las Vegas until 2012 when she retired. Her real estate company, J.A. McGillen Associates, Inc., which she sold to associate and long-time friend, Linda Cardner, in 1995, continues today under her name at 48 West Broadway in Derry. She was also a proud member of Crystal Cathedral Ministries in Garden Grove, Calif.

She was a true modern woman full of wisdom who as a single parent raised and taught her five daughters that a career and family life combined could be achieved. Judi enjoyed line dancing, playing bingo, and loved the ocean (Hampton Beach) which is a memory that her girls will share forever. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.