In Memoriam: Judy Dunigan

We 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.

Dunigan had been active in our unit from the beginning, when she was the town nurse for Chelmsford.

Judy Dunigan, RN, shown preparing
for one of the first clinics our unit supported, during the fall of 2004.

Dunigan participated in most of our major 'firsts' when the unit began:

Was among the first 20 members to join the UMV MRC at a focus group on June 30, 2004
Led activities in our first deployment (fall 2004 flu clinics, during a vaccine shortage)
Represented the Town of Chelmsford on our first Advisory Council, starting in 2005
Served on our first Fundraising subcommittee, starting in 2007
Remained active in all of Chelmsford's flu clinics and health fairs for many years

In this subset of the photo of our first 20 members from our home page, Dunigan is shown in the middle.
Dunigan (left) was the Chelmsford representative for our first UMV MRC Advisory Council, while serving by day as Chelmsford's town nurse

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 appreciated!

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 children.

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