(June 18, 2021) Judith O’Hara Boggs of Ocean Pines, Maryland, passed away peacefully in her home on June 12, 2021.
Judith, or Judy as she was known, was born on Jan. 26, 1940, to James T. and Neva (Gerber) O’Hara.
She was married for 60 years to her husband, William “Bill” Boggs, who preceded her in death. She is also preceded in death by her father and sister, Veronica O’Hara Robinson.
She is survived by three children, four grandchildren; son-in-law, Jeffery Gary; daughter-in-law, Donna Marinelli; and a host of extended family and friends.
Dedicating decades of her life to public service, Judy was elected to represent the newly established Ocean Pines District in 2002 and served a member of the Board of County Commissioners from December 2002 to December 2014.
Throughout her long public service career, Judy was a member of the Board of Directors of the Maryland Association of Counties, past president, Board of Directors of the Ocean Pines Association, and established and served as first president of the Worcester County Commission for Women in 2005.
Judy was named Worcester County Commission for Women’s “Woman of the Year” in 2020 and in 2005, the Maryland Daily Record named Judy one of the 100 most powerful and influential women in the state.
She also served on the Tri-County Council for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland, Worcester County Board of Health, Worcester County Health Planning Advisory Council, Worcester County Social Services Board, legislative committee for the Maryland Association of Counties, board of the Worcester County Developmental Center, and the Kiwanis Club of Greater Ocean Pines/Ocean City.
Prior to moving to Ocean Pines full-time in 1992, Judy retired from her position as healthcare administrator for Church Home and Hospital Health Centers in Baltimore.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date in the early fall.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Community Church of Ocean Pines. Arrangements are in the care of The Burbage Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.burbagefuneralhome.com.