Judith Pardy Bryant of Paxinos, Pa. died on Dec. 1 following a brief illness. She was 83.

She was born in Boston on May 22, 1939 to Frances Mayhew Davies Pardy and Raymond Corbin Pardy. She graduated from Needham High School in 1957 and Vermont College in 1959, with a degree in medical technology.

She married John (Jack) H. Bryant of Northfield, Vt in 1959. Together they raised two daughters, moving from Vermont to Needham in 1973. There, Judy ran a doctor’s office and was active in the community, church and Girl Scouts.

One of the Glimmerglass girls, Judy’s love of nature grew out of summers spent exploring the woods and streams with sister and cousins in West Tisbury. Judy and Jack built their retirement home together at Glimmerglass, moving there full-time in 1992.

She thrived in “retirement.” She continued to work in health care and was tremendously active. She was an avid gardener, a dogged fisherwoman, talented knitter and an amazing cook. She could fix anything from a tangled spinning reel to a lawn mower, dishwasher or knitted pattern gone wrong.

Judy had seemingly endless energy that she shared as an active volunteer with Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, Martha’s Vineyard Garden Club, Island Grown Initiative and Island Grown Gleaning, Polly Hill Arboretum, the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society Fair and Windemere Nursing Home. She loved life and could always find something fun to do. She was admired and adored by her daughters, nieces, nephews and grandchildren.

She is survived by her sister, Nancy P. Cabot and her husband Dan, daughter Lynn Marquedant and her husband Bob, daughter Karen Marinelli and her husband Bob, grandson Thomas Marinelli, granddaughter Alexa Kelley and her husband Chris, and her great-grandson Cormac Kelley. She was predeceased by her parents and husband.

A family gathering will be held at a later date. She will be interred at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Northfield, Vt.

In memory of Judy’s spirit, volunteer your time, take a walk in the woods or try something new.