POTTS, Judith "Judy" M.C. Wife, mother, Nana of 9, friend, consummate professional and the original soccer mom. Judith Judy Mary (Costello) Potts, 69, of Braintree, MA, died on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, at her home after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She died peacefully, surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of Joseph L. Potts of Braintree, Judy was a working mother and tireless soccer mom before the term was popular. Together with Joe, Judy raised three athletically minded boys across the fields and gyms of Braintree, while balancing a long career as a physical therapist and clinical leader on the South Shore. For many years, she was a PT practitioner for the former Norfolk County Hospital in Braintree. She went on to be a clinical manager for the Neponset Valley Health System in Foxboro, retiring in 2011. Deeply invested in the education of her three sons, she was active in the Braintree Public Schools. She was the former president of the Lakeside Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), the East Junior High School PTO, and eventually, the leader of the Braintree High School PTO. Judy was a tireless fundraiser for the Braintree schools and youth athletic organizations for many years, and helped found the Braintree High School Musical Theatre Guild in 1990. A long-time member and former treasurer of the Island Grove Womens Chorus, Judy performed and competed in singing competitions across New England for 20 years, once singing in a national event in Las Vegas. She took great joy in performing, including the Island Groves annual Christmas Show, and was a great friend to many women of the chorus. Judy was an active member and leader of the Paulist Center Roman Catholic faith community in Boston. An avid gardener, she always looked forward to her spring blooms. Judy is survived by her husband of 44 years; Joseph; three sons, Jon Paul, and his wife Renee, of Braintree; Christian, and his wife Katrina, of Pembroke; and Galen, and his wife Wendy, of Norton. Judy was the beloved Nana to nine Potts grandchildren, including Ryan, Lily, Casey, Rowen, Ava, Noah, Keira, Riley and Alexander, who all looked forward to their weekend sleepovers with Nana and Papa. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial Saturday at 10 A.M. in St. John the Baptist Church, Quincy. Visiting hours will be held Friday from 4-8 P.M. in the Lydon Chapel for Funerals, 644 Hancock Street, in QUINCY. In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to send donations to the Paulist Center Emergency Food Pantry, c/o The Paulist Center, 5 Park Street, Boston, MA, 02108 (website at www.paulistboston.com) For directions and online condolences please visit www.lydonchapelforfunerals.com

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Published in The Boston Globe from Oct. 24 to Oct. 25, 2013