OBITUARY: Judith A. (Green) Tully, 78

The obituary below is from the Nichols Funeral Home:

WILMINGTON, MA — Judith A. Tully (Green), “Judy”, age 78, of Wilmington, formerly of Malden, passed away peacefully at home on May 21, 2020, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Judy was born on July 8, 1941 in Malden, MA; she was the dear daughter of the late John and Mary Eleanor Green. She was raised and educated in Malden and was a graduate of Malden Girls Catholic High School. Judy went on to further her education earning a Bachelor’s Degree in early education from Boston State College and a Master’s Degree in education from Salem State University. At the time of her death, Judy, was working on her Doctorate.

Judy went to work as a teacher; she enjoyed her students and her teaching career that spanned decades. Education and culturing young minds was very important to Judy; she first taught at Wilmington High School before accepting a position as a Professor of Mathematics at Bunker Hill Community College in Charlestown where she taught for over 30 years. Judy had a great personality and made many life-long friends with her colleagues as well as her students.

Judy married Gerald “Jerry” Tully on June 27, 1964; they couple settled in Wilmington where they raised five children. Judy was a very devoted mother and grandmother who was always attending countless school and sporting events. Judy also had an “open door” policy at her home and you could always find her children’s friends or neighborhood kids at her kitchen table while she tutored them in various subjects.

Judy was a woman of great faith and very active at St. Thomas of Villanova Church; for many years Judy ran the CCD program and was a classroom teacher. Following the merging of St. Thomas and St. Dorothy’s Churches, Judy, became a regular communicant of the 7:30 Sunday morning Mass.

In her spare time Judy looked forward to the summers spent at the family home on Lake Winnesquam with her family and friends. She also enjoyed becoming a “snow bird” with her husband Jerry as they headed to Florida to get out of the New England Winters. Judy and Jerry were active at the Wilmington Library and could often be spotted helping out at the book store.

Following the death of her husband, Judy loved going out and spending time with her friends, her dinners out with her neighbors and taking trips with the Senior Center. One of her more memorable trips happened last fall when she along with others survived the “Douglas, MA boat incident”; a trip they would never forget.

Judy with be remembered for her unconditional love for her family and friends, her passion for teaching and the kindness she always showed to others. She was a quiet and gentle lady with a huge heart and a great smile. Judy will forever be missed by all who loved her.

Judy was the beloved wife of the late Gerald F. “Jerry” Tully, devoted mother of Karen Richardson of Tewksbury, Brian Tully and his fiance Lindsey Caron of York, ME, John Tully of Wilmington, Mark Tully and his wife Nancy of Foxboro and Maura Puleo and her husband Robert of Chesterfield, VA. Loving “Nana” of Bradley, Janine, Jason, Daniel, Logan, Conor, Riley, Megan, Amanda, Katelyn, Brendan, Kevin, Matthew, Emily, Grace and Caroline. Cherished daughter of the late John P. II and Mary Eleanor (Cahill) Green, dear sister of Edward Green and his wife Eugenia of Wakefield and the late Jack Green, sister-in-law of Rev. Eugene Tully of Wilmington. Judy is also survived by her niece Tanya Green as well as many dear friends and neighbors.

Due to the current situation with the coronavirus and for everyone’s safety, the Tully family has decided to have a private service at this time. A memorial Mass to honor Judy will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Judy’s memory may be made to the Sophia Gordon Cancer Center, Lahey Clinic Medical Center, 41 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01805.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Nichols Funeral Home, Wilmington, MA.

Judith Tully
Judith A. (Green) Tully

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