September 19, 2017

Sad News: Judy Parker Gaudio, Songwriter, Actress, and Wife of Bob Gaudio Has Passed Away

September 19th, 2017
Judy Parker & Bob Gaudio at BC/EFA Jersey Boys Cocktail Reception, October, 2007 (Photo Credit:

Judy Parker & Bob Gaudio at BC/EFA Jersey Boys Cocktail Reception, October, 2007 (Photo Credit:

It is with sadness that Jersey Boys Blog has to share the news to our readers that Judy Parker Gaudio, writer of Billboard chart-topping songs and Broadway hits, and wife of Bob Gaudio, has passed away peacefully from respiratory complications on Thursday, September 14, 2017. Among her most well-known songs are “December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)” and “Who Loves You,” which were recorded by ?Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. Ms. Gaudio was 79 years of age.

Judy Parker was introduced to ?Bob Gaudio, a founding member of The Four Seasons, in 1973 at the Motown Studios in Los Angeles, while Bob was recording a ?Marvin Gaye/Diana Ross duet. They dated for eight years and were married on April 5, 1981. In their 45 years together, they co-wrote a number of top 5 songs for ?Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. Some of those were prominently featured in the Tony, Grammy, and Olivier Award-winning musical, Jersey Boys, which became the 12th longest-running musical in Broadway history.

For Ms. Parker’s full obituary, click HERE.

Our hearts and prayers go out to Bob Gaudio, Ms. Parker’s extended family, friends, and colleagues during this difficult time.


  1. My most sincere condolences, Mr. Gaudio and family.
    God bless you.

    Comment by Brenda S Bunch — September 19, 2017 @ 12:06 pm

  2. Many prayers and condolences for the Gaudio family.

    Comment by Andrew J Lenart — September 19, 2017 @ 12:16 pm

  3. I am very sorry to hear about the loss of Mr. Gaudio’s wife and songwriting partner. Mr. Gaudio, their family and friends have my sincere sympathy. You all must have many wonderful memories to share. Thank you to Ms. Parker-Gaudio for the wonderful songs she gave us.

    Comment by Margaret Blundo — September 19, 2017 @ 1:16 pm

  4. Deepest condolences to the family and friends. Without even knowing me, this wonderful lady was a part of my life through her musical compositions.

    Comment by Jude — September 19, 2017 @ 1:26 pm

  5. So shocked and so sad to hear of this. Sincerest condolences to Bob and his family.Such a great loss of a talent who has left behind a wonderful legacy of music that will last and be remembered for a long time.Prayers go out for Bob and his family.

    Comment by Carmine Basciano — September 19, 2017 @ 5:04 pm

  6. Our thoughts and prayers to the Gaudio family. The writing team of Gaudio & Parker song writing team I can’t thank you enough for one of my all time favorite albums, Who Loves You.

    Comment by George perez — September 19, 2017 @ 11:22 pm

  7. My thoughts and prayers are with the Gaudio family.

    Comment by Gladys Marlin — September 20, 2017 @ 4:15 am

  8. BOB: so sorry to hear about the passing of your wife. May God bless you and yours during this trying time.

    Comment by R A MILLER — September 20, 2017 @ 9:18 am

  9. My thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Bob Gaudio and his family. Your Who Loves You album written by you and your wife is one of my all time favorites and is enjoyed by four generations of my family, on LP (several) CD and now Streamed. God Bless You always.

    Comment by George perez — October 2, 2017 @ 11:15 am

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