Judith B. Lippa, 64, of Green Valley, AZ passed away Tuesday August 20, 2013 at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix after a brief illness. She shared life with her partner, Florence Martocci of Mattapoisett, MA for 30 years. Judith was born in Queens, New York, the daughter of Elmer N. and Barbara E. (Feldman) Lippa. She grew up in Dumont and Loveladies Harbor, New Jersey. She earned her MSW at NYU and practiced clinical social work for 35 years. She lived her adult life in Maine and Mattapoisett, MA, until she discovered Green Valley for winter vacations and moved there in 2011. She loved the mountains, big sky, and peace and quiet of the high desert. She also loved horseback riding and her rescue dog, Chia.
Survivors include her life partner; her aunt, Marilyn Feldman of Longmeadow, MA; her brother, Matthew Lippa of Mentone, AL; her niece, Katherine Lippa, and nephew, Michael Lippa, both of Portland, ME.
A Memorial Meeting for the celebration of Judy’s life will take place on Saturday, 9/21/2013 at 11 a.m. at the Mattapoisett Friends Meetinghouse, 103 Marion Road (Route 6), Mattapoisett, MA.