Judith Ann Potter

BAR HARBOR — Judith Ann Potter, 70, after a long illness and pancreatic cancer, peacefully left this world to join in the divine, inseparable “… love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord” on Easter Sunday, April 8, 2012, at Plantation Manor, Thomasville, Ga..

She was blessed with kind, gentle, caretakers including the attention of family, friends, staff, clergy and the grace of Thomasville’s All Saints Episcopal Church, and members of Hospice of Southwest Georgia.

Judy was born May 3, 1941 in Boston, the first daughter of the late Richard A. Cobb and Madlene D. Cobb.

She attended primary school in Massachusetts, and secondary school in New Jersey. Choosing teaching as her vocation, she graduated summa cum laude at Springfield University and got her master’s degree at Syracuse University. She enjoyed her career immensely and taught in Portland, and New York, with an added honor of a U. S. Department of State appointment at the American International School in Rangoon, Burma (now Myanmar ).

She avidly loved reading, sports, walking, bird watching, travel, art, music, and frequent visits to Mount Desert Island and Bar Harbor. She and her husband, Peter, lived in Fayetteville, N.Y. for 27 years.

Her sister, Justine Cobb Winters, predeceased her.

Judy is survived by her husband, Peter E. Potter; children, John “Skip” and his wife Robin Hyde of Darien, Conn., and daughter Stacey L. Hyde of Hornell, N.Y.; stepdaughters, Karen L. Stauffer and her husband Jon T. Stauffer of Thomasville, Ga.,  and Ashley Ito of Evergreen, Colo. and stepson Stephen C. Potter of Alexandria, Va. Other survivors include six grandchildren and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins on Mount Desert Island and in Bar Harbor.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of Southwest  Georgia, 818 Gordon Ave., Thomasville GA 31792. Memorial service plans will be announced at a later date. Guests may sign the online register at www.allenfh.com.

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