Brian M. Judge
Madison, New Jersey – Brian M. Judge, 72, of Madison NJ, died February 22, 2022 at home with his family. He was born on October 25, 1949 in Queens, NY to the late Thomas E. and Hortense S. Judge.
Brian loved life and enjoyed many things. He was an amazing history buff and full of information. As an Irish Catholic he had a knack for gossip and liked to tell stories or jokes and his quick wit stayed with him until his dying day.
As a youngster, Brian could be described as mischievous. He was nicknamed “bumps”, in reference to his unreserved approach to most activities, which resulted in countless bumps and bruises, whether as a catcher in baseball or as a boxer in the ring.
Brian has spent most of his adult life in Poughkeepsie, NY. First working as a corrections officer, then later enrolling in law school and earning his law degree in 1991. In a recent moment of reflection, he said, “I was a very good lawyer , but what I was really best at was as a correctional officer.” He could relate to people who had problems and treated them like human beings – with respect.
At the age of 68, Brian joined his son, Matthew, moving to Madison, NJ, where he would reside until his passing. Nothing has made Brian happier than spending time with his three grandchildren, Calib, Mila and Noelle Judge. His smile has never been so bright as when he was in their presence. Brian had a very playful and childish nature, which was always in the spotlight when he was with his grandchildren.
Brian was predeceased by his wife Lorraine Judge, brother Thomas E. Judge Jr. and sister Judith Crosby.
Survivors include his sons Matthew and his wife Nicole Judge of Madison NJ and David Judge and his wife Kaylee Cook of Saratoga Springs NY; his brother Donald and his wife Joan Judge of Ridgewood NJ, as well as many beloved cousins, nephews, nieces, in-laws and his canine companion, Buddy.
Call hours will be from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. this Sunday, February 27, 2022 at the Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home located at 371 Hooker Ave. Poughkeepsie, New York. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, February 28, 2022 at 12:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church and interment will follow at Poughkeepsie, Rural Cemetery.
Brian was known for his kindness and generosity, giving regularly to many charitable causes. Of all the charities he donated to, St. Jude was the one that captured his heart. If anyone is looking to honor Brian in a way other than flowers, donating to St. Jude would have made them very happy.
Posted on February 24, 2022
Posted in Poughkeepsie Journal