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Judy Wiley died peacefully at the Respite House in Colchester, VT on March 11th. She is survived by her three children, Jonathan Wiley of South Londonderry, Katharine Laud of Shelburne and Benjamin Wiley of Singapore and her grandchildren Matthew Laud, Charlie Laud, Caleb Wiley, Martha Laud and Rhiannon Wiley. Her parents, Laura Philbrick Bliss Alexander and Robert Burton Alexander predeceased her as did her husband of 62 years, Stephen Bradford Wiley, a child, Matthew Wiley and her sister, Jean Alexander Kemeny. Judy was born in 1934 in Cape Elizabeth, Maine the younger of two children, and attended the Cape Elizabeth schools. She worked as an actress at the Ogunquit Summer Theater and later attended Antioch College in Ohio. She graduated from Drew University in NJ in 1974 with a degree in Art History. Judy was an artist and encouraged those around her to really see things. She made art and sculptural furniture using dyed paper and etched metals. She was a founder of the cooperative art gallery Artshowcase in Madison and Morristown, NJ. Judy was also a great judge of color, design and beauty. An excellent mixer of paint colors, Judy never failed to consider the harmony of hue, line and design in her environment. Judy was known to her friends and family as a great conversationalist. She and Steve hosted dinner parties that will be remembered for their passionate discussions, inventive cuisine and laughter into the wee hours. She was witty and Puckish. An avid reader of The New York Times, Judy was current on literature, film and politics, always eager to her take on Pulitzer Prize winners Oscar nominees. She provided a huge support to Steve's vocation and avocations, touring with him through NJ while he campaigned for elected office, providing gentle feedback on his poetry and making a beautiful home for their family and friends. She was a generous person, serene and beautiful until her last day. A pretty woman Dressed in white Resting in the afternoon shade Of an Eastern Cottonwood A breeze whispering off the lake A paperback novel facedown in her lap A Tibetan spaniel sleeping at her feet. Poem by Stephen B. Wiley In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you consider a gift to the South Hero Community Library at 75 South Street in South Hero, VT 05486 or at https://southherolibrary.org.

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