Judith A. Tully

May 21st, 2020

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.


19 Entries in Guest Book for “Judith A. Tully”

  1. Pamela Cinelli says:

    Tully family. I’m so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a wonderful friend and co-worker. My prayers and love are with you all.

  2. Ruth Goodwin says:

    My deepest condolences on Judy’s passing. I will always remember her warm heart, kindness and wit. A dear co-worker and cheerful lady.

  3. Tom Natola says:

    Father Tully,

    I am so sorry to read of your Sister-In-Law’s passing. Sending sincere condolences.

    Tom Natola, Confirmation Catechist

  4. Jeanne (Esielionis) Longo says:

    Dear Tully Family,
    So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I have fond memories of being 10 years old and going over to welcome her to Ridge Road. She was the kindest of souls. What sticks with me the most is what a wonderful mother she was! You were all a bustling family with many children under age 6, and there she was in the middle of all of it, a happy juggler! It seems to me I remember her also getting a master’s degree (doctorate?)in education (?) on the side. Not many accomplish such things in life, but she did. So sorry for your loss.

  5. Jacki Kiddy says:

    Sending prayers and condolences to all of Judy’s family. We worked together at Bunker Hill C. C. for close to 25 years. She was so dedicated to helping students learn and succeed. Judy was kind and friendly to all. I will always remember her and be glad that she was a friend. It is a sad loss for all. May she “Rest In Peace.”

  6. Doug Clifford says:

    My wife and I knew Judy for many years because I worked with her and Sandy was her student. She was a kind and capable teacher and person. It was always a pleasure to encounter her at work and in retirement. She will be missed. Our condolences to her family and many friends.

  7. Cathy Catizone says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with the Tully family, who I knw will miss her terribly. I’ve known Judy since she was my algebra teacher when I was a returning student at BHCC. She then became a mentor and a friend as I became a tutor in her math classes, which I did all the way through receiving my MBA. I have many great memories of dinner and lunches over more than 40 years with Judy, Jerry, Pam and other BHCC colleagues. RIP with Jerry my dear friend.

  8. Courtney McGlynn says:

    Judy was many things, a kind, generous, thoughtful person. Also a great teacher-I advised many students who struggled with Math to take courses with her and they were unanimous in their appreciation of her. She was a great colleague, interested and interesting. My thoughts ad prayers go out to her family and also her college family, she will be missed.

  9. Linda Morrison says:

    Judy was a wonderful person and I was honored to have her as a friend. In fun times she was quick to laugh and in tough times she was quick to help. You her children who she loved dearly should be proud that you took care of her in the end as she had always taken care of you from the beginning.

  10. Annmarie Catino says:

    I was heartbroken when I heard of Judy’s passing. I worked with Judy for many many years. She was dedicated to BHCC and her students. She always had a smile! She talked about her family all the time. She was so proud.

  11. Christine (Blackburn) Kroken says:

    Tully Family,,
    Sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. She was a very kind and wonderful woman and I’m sure she will be sorely missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you in this time of need.

    Christine Blackburn Kroken

  12. Maureen Parsons says:

    Brian, John, and the entire Tully family. Wayne and I are so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. There is never anyone in our lives like our mom and we hope the memories of her will keep her with you forever.

    Maureen and Wayne Parsons

  13. Lisa (Botelho) Lake says:

    So many fond memories of your mom and dad. Your mom was so kind to us always no matter how much chaos we caused. I’m so sorry for your loss, many prayers to you all. I hope you find comfort in knowing that she is back with you dad now watching over you all.?????

  14. janice and dick rudnicki says:

    Dear Tully family, We are truly sorry for all of you. You had a wonderful Mom and Dad and the kids had the best grandparents ever. Dick worked with Jerry on the State Police and we had so many memorable times with the both of them in Wilmington and New Hampshire. Hope you will find peace in the fact that they are together now.

  15. janice and dick rudnicki says:

    . Dear Tully family, we are truly sorry for all of you. You had a wonderful Mom and Dad and the kids had the best grandparents ever. Dick worked with Jerry on the State Police and we had so many memorable times with the both of them in Wilmington and New Hampshire. Hope you will find peace in the fact that they are together now.

  16. Donald & Irene Axelrod says:

    Ed Green & family, Our Sympathy on the loss of your sister Don & Irene Axerlrod NSOCC>

  17. Cathy and Dave Norton says:

    Dear John and all your family…our hearts go out to you.

  18. Sandra Grey says:

    Ed Green & Family,
    I am deeply sorry for the loss of your Sister-in-law. My prayers and thoughts are with you at the time. May you find peace. God Bless you all.


  19. Linda L. Anderson says:

    I’m so sorry for the whole Tully family for your loss of your Mom, she was always so nice. Thinking of you all.
    Take care,
    Linda Anderson

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