Judith Nichols McIntosh

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Judith Nichols McIntosh died Thursday, March 3, after a short illness.

Judy loved life. Never known to be at home often, she was always out enjoying lunch and spending time with her friends. She loved dancing and traveling. Many may remember her back in the day, sitting with her friends and her young children by the ticket office on the beach at Vineyard Haven Harbor.

Judy worked at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital as a lab technician until her retirement. She was also an x-ray technician doctor’s assistant during her career. After her retirement, she volunteered at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. During winters before full retirement, Judy worked during her vacations in Hollywood, Fla. More recently, she vacationed in Key West.

She was a well-known figure in both Vineyard Haven and Key West, often seen riding her bicycle and wearing her ever-present straw hats, adorned with flowers.

Judy loved to travel, and after retirement traveled to England, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, the Greek Islands, Peru, and Mexico, among other places. She always said the most beautiful place that she had ever seen, anywhere in the world, was Vineyard Haven Harbor.

Judy was predeceased by her husband, Bruce McIntosh Sr. She is survived by her children, Gwen Nicholas, Candace A. (Candy) Nichols, John B. Nichols Jr., and Wayne E. Nichols; her son-in-law James P. Cisek and daughter-in-law Kathy O’Brien; and her beloved grandchildren Edward M. Cisek, Kaitlin Nichols, Elizabeth (Lizzy) E. Nichols, Jason Nichols, Rebecca (Becca) Nichols, and the youngest, John B. (Johnny) Nichols III. She is also survived by her brother, Harry Sawyer, and his wife, Jane Sawyer.