G. Homer's Story

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G. Homer Judge, Jr., known by some as Tud, and others as Buddy, and most as Homer, passed away of a sudden illness on March 22, 2017.
Homer was the only child of Homer and Irene Judge, born in Andover on December 16, 1928. He was raised on Summer Street by two overly-indulgent parents and one doting grandmother. They always said Buddy was the smartest boy in school. Everyone else had to bring their school books home because they had homework, but never Buddy.
Homer attended Andover schools, and graduated from Punchard High in 1946. He was immensely proud of his Andover heritage and standing as a lifelong townie. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy at the age of 17, just in time to serve at the end of World War II. Homer attended Fisher’s Business College and had a career as a manufacturer’s representative, primarily for Norelco.
His retirement was spent playing golf, indulging his reading habit, and holding court on his patio at the corner of Highland Road and Heather Drive.
Homer would want to be remembered for his fondness for shenanigans: practical jokes, cherry bombs, and a friendly wager. He would expect us to acknowledge his skill at cards and golf. He was light on his feet and loved to dance. He enjoyed the pleasures that make life worth living, jazz on the stereo, a nice cigar, and a large glass of red wine.
Homer was beloved for his sentimental nature, his devotion and loyalty to family and friends, and his willingness to pontificate on just about any matter.
Homer was preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Irene and his sister-in-law, Bea Carlson. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Mae Aplin Murray Judge; and his daughters and their families, Nancy, Gus, Kate, and Amy Rosenheim, and Laurie, Billy, Max, and Mary Goldstein.
A private memorial and internment will be held later this year. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Andover Village Improvement Society. For additional information, please visit www.burkemagliozzi.com.
Published on  March 29, 2017
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