Matthew F. Judge


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Jaffrey, NH - Matthew Francis Judge, Korean War Veteran and longtime N.H. resident, passed away Jan. 16, 2019, at the Good Shepherd Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Jaffrey, N.H., surrounded by family.
Born Oct. 21, 1934, in Swampscott, Mass., to the late-Bernard (Lt. Col., US Army, Ret.) and the late-Catherine (Romanowicz) Judge, of Peabody, he attended Peabody schools and graduated from St. John's Prep High School in Danvers, in 1952.
Mr. Judge joined the US Army in 1952. Deployed to Korea during the Korean War, he served mostly with the 17th Inf/7th Div. He fought on Pork Chop Hill and reached Sgt 1st Class on active duty. After returning home, he transferred to the National Guard, earning his 2nd Lt Commission.
Mr. Judge earned a BA in Business from Boston College and a Master's in Education from Salem State College. He then began a long career as an independent salesman.
In 1961, Mr. Judge married Janice Calder, daughter of the late-Daniel and the late-Mary (McCarthy) Calder, of Peabody. They had three children together: Matthew Francis, Jr. in Feb. 1962; Mark Bernard in Dec. 1963, who passed away Apr. 1964; and, Daniel Calder in Aug. 1972.
In 1997, Mr. Judge retired from the sales business. He then worked for the Post Office, retiring in 2013. He enjoyed Manchester Monarchs hockey games and reading current events and history.
Mr. Judge is survived by Janice, his wife of 57 years and also a resident of Good Shepherd; son Matthew, Jr., and granddaughter Angela Addington of Bennington, N.H.; son Daniel, daughter-in-law Bethany (Popham) Judge and granddaughter Isabella Caruso, of Pepperell, Mass.; former daughter-in-law Jennifer (Powers) Judge and grandson Christopher Judge of Londonderry, N.H.; a sister, Janice (Judge) and brother-in-law the late-Charles Fox of Waltham, Mass.; brother-in-law George Caley of Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by two sisters; Joy (Judge) Clark of Fla. and Maureen (Judge) Reinstein-along with brother-in law Hon. William Reinstein-of Revere, Mass.; and sister-in-law Carole (Calder) Caley of Fla.

A memorial service will be held Aug 31, 2019, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Merrimack, N.H., VFW Post 8641. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to either Good Shepherd Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, St. Jude's Hospital, Shriners Hospitals, Toys for Tots, St. John's High School, or the 17th Infantry Assn.
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George E Harvey
Sep 18, 2019
We were friends from G Company 17th Infantry Regt.
Al Romanowicz
Aug 29, 2019
Even though I haven't seen Matt in a while, I will always remember him bringing life to the family gatherings. We were not quite, and he was always in the middle of the "conversations". May he rest in peace.