Judy (Ulbin) Mills, 71, from Mashpee, Massachusetts left this earth on June 11, 2019 surrounded by family and friends after a long, courageous battle with cancer.
Judy was born in New Bedford, MA to Gloria (Robinson) and Joseph Ulbin. She spent a number of years in Dartmouth before her move to Mashpee more than 40 years ago. When Judy arrived to Mashpee, she fell in love with the town and the people in the community. Throughout her life, she worked at the Standard Times, the Outlet Company, True Value, and held a number of positions within the Town of Mashpee including being one of the founding members of the Water District, member of the Planning Board and on the Board of Selectman. She loved gardening, bird watching, painting, photography, traveling and spending time with her daughter and grandchildren. Those who knew Judy know her pride and joy was the gardens she painstakingly attended to throughout the property she shared with her soul mate, “C.” She lovingly planted rhododendrons, hydrangeas, irises, lilies, clematis, poppies, roses, daffodils, and peonies throughout the five acres and she felt a sense of peace within the property. Judy truly enjoyed watching the many local native animals that flourished in their homestead from within the confines of the beautiful home windows or on the back deck that overlooks the Mashpee River.
Judy was survived by her devoted husband of 35 years, William C. Mills. She leaves her only daughter, Melissa (Lemieux) Wojtkowski, her wife Tina Wojtkowski and grandchildren, Riley and Cameron Scherer. Judy leaves her sisters, Pamela Lajoie of Fairhaven, Gail Stapanon of Maryland and sister-in-law Bonnie Gowdy. She leaves one nephew and many nieces whom she had special relationships with specifically Heather, Janelle, Rachelle and Tanya. Judy was predeceased by her mother, Gloria Ulbin, father Joseph Ulbin and brother, Jeffrey. She leaves loving and supportive friends who were with her at the end of her journey, Andrew Gottlieb, Donna Vorhees, and Ed Soares.
A Celebration of Life is tentatively scheduled for July 13th at the Mills Estate in Mashpee.