Portland, ME — Judith Tulloch Dolley age 77 of Portland died Saturday the 8th of August 2015 at Maine Medical Center.
Judie was born March 11, 1938 in Bangor, ME to William W. and Helen P. Tulloch. She graduated from Cony High School in Augusta, was married and mothered three children. As her children got older, Judie worked for many years at the Cape Elizabeth School Department. Later she was a legal secretary for Bernstein Shur Sawyer and Nelson, Moon Moss McGill and Lowry Legal Services until she was diagnosed with lung cancer which she fought and beat – remaining cancer free.
Judie loved animals and birds from an early age when her mother gave her a baby lamb which she named Suzie Q. She was a member of the National Wildlife Federation and Maine Audubon Society and enjoyed identifying the many types of wild birds that flew through and fed at her home in Cape Elizabeth. Judie enjoyed playing cards with the same group of close girlfriends for 40 years. She loved all things “Maine” watching Ospreys, Puffins and Eagles, visiting lighthouses, walking the beach and collecting sea glass and eating lobster. She loved listening to music; Jazz, Big Band and Swing. Judie loved to decorate her home for every holiday, especially for Christmas.
Judie is survived by her son Scott W. Dolley and his wife Jennifer Taliento Dolley of Doylestown PA; daughter Elaine R. Dolley of Boston MA; daughter Joyce Dolley of Portland ME and their father Kenneth R. Dolley of Hertford NC; her sister Jean Burnham of Augusta ME; her five grandchildren who brought great joy to her life, Michaela, Julianna, Mackenzie, Shelby and Madelyn; her nieces, nephews and other extended family as well as her countless dear friends.
In keeping with Judie’s wishes there will be no funeral or service. She would like her friends and family to remember and celebrate her by living life to the fullest as she did. Her family would like to thank the many kind-hearted professionals who helped Judie through her journey as she aged.
“The song has ended…but the melody lingers on.” Irving Berlin