Class: 1952Inducted: 2003
Judith Hurley Stanley Coleman, a lifelong resident of Monmouth County, NJ attended Smith College, graduating with a bachelor's degree in History. Afterwards, she has devoted herself full time to community service and family.
Long active in state, county and local affairs, Mrs. Stanley has served as a trustee of the Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey since 1964 and as chairman since 1977. In 1992, naming the Board of Trustees Meeting Room in her name honored Mrs. Stanley's 15 years as Chairman of the VNA of Central Jersey. In 1998, the VNA of Central Jersey Headquarters honored her for 20 years as chairman with the dedication of their building in her name. In the spring of 2002, she received another honor for her 25 years as Chairman as the VNA celebrated its 90th year of operation.
This year, the Women's Club of Red Bank honored her with their Woman of the Year award. She will be hosting the VNACJ's 90th anniversary Gala in the spring and at this time will celebrate her 25th year as its chairman as well.
Judith Stanley served on numerous political committees. In 1993, Mrs. Stanley became a board member of the WISH List, which supports pro-choice Republican Women's participation in politics and served as a Monmouth County Republican Committeewoman since 1976. In 1988, she served on the George W. Bush Finance Committee during his successful Presidential Campaign. Currently, she actively raises money for several Republican Members of Congress.
Judith Hurley Stanley Coleman resides in Middletown, NJ with her husband the Honorable James M. Coleman, Jr. She is the mother of four daughters: Lisa Goodspeed, Shelley Huber, Catherine Gaffey, and Andrea Huber and five grandchildren. Her extended family includes three Stanley stepchildren and six step grandchildren, six Coleman stepchildren and six step grandchildren.
Personal quotation: "Adhering to and never wandering from my philosophy of helping others and the quality of life in our larger community without putting selfish or personal interest first."