Obituary of Judith Wyatt Melick
Judith (Judy) Wyatt Melick, of Duxbury, MA, formerly of Yarmouth Port, Wellesley and Needham, passed on peacefully in her sleep at her home of natural causes, with family and much love by her side, on August 3, 2023. Judy was born on September 23, 1930, to Clarence and Lois (Graham) Wyatt. She was predeceased by both parents and her sister, Joan (Joanie) Wyatt Bramley Harding.
Judy was born in Newton, MA and raised in Chestnut Hill. She summered in Cotuit where she was an avid sailor, sailing with the Wianno Yacht Club and a member of The Beach Club in Centerville. Judy graduated from Beaver Country Day School and Garland Junior College. After graduation from college, she traveled to San Francisco with a friend and worked there as a secretary. She traveled the country coming back home stopping in Park City, Jackson Hole, Denver, seeing shows in big cities and then driving up through Niagara Falls. She eventually settled and raised a family in Needham.
Judy was a devoted mother who cherished her time with her children and their friends. Many of these friends touched base with her in her last days, telling her how much she had meant to them growing up.
Judy was a member of the Needham Pool & Racquet Club where she played tennis, Nehoiden Golf Club in Wellesley and Kings Way Golf Club in Yarmouth Port. An avid tennis player, golfer, gardener, reader, accomplished piano player, an amazing watercolor artist, and hostess, Judy also loved spending time with her many friends whom she held dear to her. Judy loved Cape Cod and was happiest when her children and their families vacationed at her home.
Judy loved to travel. She Heli-hiked in British Columbia, went on a safari in Africa, and traveled throughout many countries in Europe. Judy had a very giving heart. Once her children were grown, she was a member of the Wellesley College Scholarship Committee, she enjoyed tutoring children in the Cape Cod and Duxbury school systems and was a volunteer for Hospice. Judy volunteered in Boston at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Cape Cod Museum of Art. Judy generously supported St Jude Children’s Research Hospital and toured the hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. St Jude’s meant so much to her and she kept all the pictures of the children they sent to her. You can send a free card to a child in need at stjude.org <http://stjude.org/>.
Judy is survived by her 5 children, 12 grandchildren, and 1 great grandson: Richard Melick, Jr (Hannah and Ally); Jeff Melick (Travis, Graham and Meredith); Suzanne (John) Stewart (Cameron and his son Jude, and Sydney); Sara (Kevin) Donahue (Emily, Kyle, and Troy): and Laurie (Michael) Jackson (Serena and Grant). Judy is also survived by her nephew Peter (Susan) Bramley and niece Judy (Gary) Gordon.
Judy will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Condolences may be shared online at shepherdfuneralhome.com. A private celebration of her life will be held in Duxbury. A service for family and friends will be held in the Chapel at Newton Cemetery and Arboretum on Saturday, September 9 at noon. In lieu of flowers, you can donate in Judy’s memory, to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
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