were sad to learn that one of our original members, Judy
Dunigan, passed away on
January 11, 2014 of a long illness. She was 73.
had been active in our unit from the beginning, when she was the
town nurse for Chelmsford.
Dunigan, RN, shown preparing
for one of the first clinics our unit supported, during
the fall of 2004.
in most of our major 'firsts' when the unit began:
this subset of the photo of our first 20 members from our
home page, Dunigan is shown in the middle.
(left) was the Chelmsford representative for our first UMV
MRC Advisory Council, while serving by day as Chelmsford's
We celebrate the life
of Judy Dunigan, who was widely respected as a public health nurse
throughout her adult life. She will be truly missed and always
The following are some
details about her personal life.
Judith A. (McCarthy)
Dunigan was the wife of the late W. Brian Dunigan. Born in Manchester,
CT, Judy was raised in Needham and graduated from Needham High
School in 1958. She graduated from Catherine Laboure School of
Nursing in Boston and earned her certification as a Registered
Nurse in 1961. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing
from Lesley College in 1988. Judy worked as the Town of Chelmsford
Public Health Nurse for 23 years, until her retirement in 2007.
She enjoyed her vacation home on Cape Cod and was an avid Red
Sox and Patriots fan. Her favorite times were spent with her four