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Dr. Judith Cox Marley


Dr. Judith Cox Marley, of Andover, MA and Drakes Island, ME, known to friends as Judy, passed away on April 5, 2024 after a courageous battle with glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer. She was 69 years old. Judy will be remembered as a woman of remarkable passion.  Her intelligence and charisma touched the lives of those who knew her.  Judy effortlessly formed lasting connections with everyone she encountered.

Judy leaves her husband of 44 years, Steve. She is also survived by her two children, Elizabeth Marley Condosta of Portsmouth, NH and Andrew Cox Marley of Hopkinton, MA. In addition, she is survived by son-in-law John Condosta and daughter-in-law Amy Giroux Marley as well as grandsons William and Andrew Condosta and Christopher, James and John Marley. Judy was predeceased by her parents William “Wiffy” Cox and Mary (Moynihan) Cox. She also leaves her sister Linda Evans, brother-in-law Bob Evans of Salem, NH and brother, Bill Cox and sister-in-law Penny Cox of Drakes Island, ME, as well as four nieces and nephews, Carolyn and Jay Daw and Jack and Catherine Cox.

Raised in Lawrence, Judy attended St. Mary High School before pursuing her education at Boston College, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a major in Education. Following her graduation, she pursued a Master’s Degree at UMass Lowell.

Judy's teaching career took her to several Lawrence Public Schools, including the Adult Learning Center, where she served as the Center’s Director. She later held positions such as Vice President of Academic Affairs at the New England College of Finance and Assistant Dean at Boston University's Metropolitan College. Judy earned her Doctorate in Education from UMass Lowell in 2002, and in 2008, she became the Dean of Graduate and Professional Programs at Emmanuel College in Boston. In 2012, Judy began volunteering at the Lawrence Family Development Charter School. She was later appointed Assistant Superintendent serving there until her retirement in 2020.

Judy's passion for teaching extended to a faculty role at Boston University (BU), where she continued to inspire students even after leaving to serve as Dean at Emmanuel. In 2020, she was honored at BU with the Roger Deveau Part-Time Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Beyond her professional achievements, Judy's greatest joy came from her roles as a wife, mother and grandmother. Her battle with glioblastoma was marked by her incredible strength and resilience. Despite the health challenges she faced, Judy refused to succumb without a fight serving as a beacon of determination and hope to all who knew her.

Relatives and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial that will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2024, at the Immaculate Conception Church in Lowell, MA at 11:00am. Her burial will follow at St. Mary Cemetery in No. Tewksbury. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com.
Gifts may be made in memory of Judy to support Dr. David Reardon’s brain cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. To give by check, please include “In memory of Judy Marley” in the memo section and mail to: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or give online via http://danafarber.jimmyfund.org/goto/JudyMarley. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL – MA – (978)458-8768.

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