John E. Judd

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John Edmund Judd, 87, loving husband of 63 years to Joanne Petrelle Judd of Hamden, passed away peacefully November 27, 2017. Father of Robert Judd of Milford, Leslie Judd-Paier (Raymond) of Cheshire, and the late Bryant Judd (Leslie) of Newington. Adoring grandfather of Ashley, Trevor and Sarah Judd, and Christopher and Caitlin Paier. He was predeceased by a brother, Thomas Judd, and 4 sisters; Rita Zimbardi, Dorothy Mason, Irene and Muriel Judd. John was born in New Haven June 23, 1930, a son of the late Thomas F. and Grace Byrnes Judd, and had resided in Hamden since 1957. He served in the US Air Force with the 339th Fighter Squadron stationed in Japan from 1947- 1950. John graduated from New Haven College in 1959 with a degree in electrical engineering and earned an executive master of science in engineering management degree from the University of New Haven in 2003. He was President of Vibra-Metrics Inc. for over 30 years and later Dynamic Measurement Consultants, both in Hamden. He previously worked at MB Electronics as an international division sales manager. In 1989, John was a member of the American Aerospace Delegation to the USSR during their period of glasnost and perestroika, and was honored in 2014 for over 20 years of dedicated service with the Selective Service System. John had been a longstanding member of the Hamden Rotary Club and was passionate about the Amber Alert ID system for children. John served as chairman of the Private Industry Council for 10 years, was a board member of the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce, vice chairman of the National Alliance Business New Haven Metropolitan Council, and a member of the Connecticut Business and Industry Association, Vibration Institute, Greater New Haven Manufacturers Association (president, executive board), Institute of Environmental Sciences, and the Instrument Society of America. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden Friday morning, Dec. 1, at 10:30 am. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church at 11 AM. Friends may visit with his family Thursday from 4-7 PM. Interment with Military Honors in St. Mary's Cemetery. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Hamden Rotary Foundation, P.O. Box 185304, Hamden, CT 06518.

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  1. To the Judd family. It is with deep sorrow to hear of Mr. Judd’s passing. I’m happy I was able to see him at White Sand Beach and walk around the beach and talk with him. I will always have found memories of Mr. Judd for his kindness, friendship and always being a gentlemen and caring. My heartfelt sympathy to his family and my he rest in peace.

  2. To the whole Judd family, we are so very sorry for your loss. Jack and Joanne were the best neighbors, they moved next door to my family when they were in their 20’s and we adored them. Jack was a wonderful man, a great citizen and loved his family so much. He was loved and will be greatly missed!

  3. I only learned of John’s passing this evening. Had I known, I would have attended the services. I worked for John at Vibra-Metrics for 20 years, I respected and admired him. To Joanne, Leslie, and Robert, my deepest sympathies. He was truly one of a kind. My life is richer for having known him.

  4. I worked with John at Vibra-Metrics from 1987 to 1996 and was proud to call him my friend. He was a visionary entrepreneur who repeatedly advanced the science of vibration analysis. To Joanne, Leslie, Robert, and the late Bryant, I am sorry I missed the funeral, and would like to add my condolences and gratitude for all he did for others and in my career and life.

  5. Dear Joanne and Family, I just learned of John’s death today. Very sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and love to all of you. My Mom always spoke highly of him. They are now together again.

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