Judith Hannah Arons died of brain cancer on Oct. 28 in her Milton home. She was 67.

As a social worker and psychotherapist, Ms. Arons had a long career dedicated to helping others. Much of her focus centered around women’s health issues. For years she worked at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, and helped to start the hospital’s first rape crisis intervention program.

Ms. Arons was a teacher, a therapist and a visionary. She helped create the Infant-Parent Training Institute at the Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Greater Boston. As part of her work there, she and colleague Dr. Ann Epstein filmed over a period of 16 months the relationship between a mother and her infant child. In 2011 the project was honored by the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, and in 2013 by the American Psychoanalytic Association.

Ms. Arons, or Jude as she was known, was born in 1947 and grew up in New Rochelle, N.Y. She graduated from New Rochelle High School and received a bachelor’s degree in French from Boston University in 1969. While in college she met Stephen Davis. They married in 1976 and raised two daughters, Lily and India.

Ms. Arons began coming to the Vineyard in 1969 and barely missed a season. In recent years, she and her family would rent a cottage each fall to take advantage of the off-season life of the Island. Ms. Arons was a charter member of the Polly Hill Arboretum who also cherished her Chilmark Free Library card.

Over the years, she made numerous friends on the Island and enjoyed long candlelit suppers with Joan Lelacheur, Sarah Saltonstall, Kate Taylor, Peter Simon and many others. A trip to the Island often included a visit to artist Laurie Miller’s Quansoo studio where she bought drawings to decorate her consulting rooms in Boston. She loved to take long walks across the landscape of the Island, along the beaches, over the moors with her dogs, and swim in the healing waters of Menemsha Pond in September.

Menemsha was also a place to graze — Katama oysters from Larsen’s, chowder from Pooles, Galley cheeseburgers, Bite fries, fish tacos at Faith’s — the Island bounty was always endless and restorative.

In addition to her husband and daughters, Ms. Arons leaves a brother, Stephen Arons, of North Hatfield.

As per her testamentary wish, her family will scatter her ashes off Gay Head just after Christmas. A spring memorial service will be announced.