Richard Lloyd Hudson

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Richard Lloyd Hudson, 88, of North Haven, passed away on July 10, 2009 at the Hospital of St. Raphael. He was born on December 1, 1920, in Watertown, NY, son of the late Milo and Marion Davidson Hudson. He was a graduate of Syracuse University and the Yale Divinity School. He was an ordained Methodist minister, serving for many years in the North Central New York Conference, and as Director of Public Relations for the Syracuse area of the Methodist Church. For four years he conducted a religious news broadcast over the NBC station in Syracuse. He was a Professor of History at Wyoming Seminary (PA) where he was appointed head of the Bible department. He taught History for many years at New England College (NH), where he retired as Professor Emeritus. He was the first instructor to teach an Elderhostel course at New England College. He also taught courses at the New Hampshire State Prison. He was a member of the Henniker (NH) historical society, and editor of The Only Henniker on Earth, published in 1980. He also served as interim pastor to several congregations, both in Pennsylvania and New Hampshire. After retiring to Connecticut, he served as an adjunct professor at Post College in Waterbury, and Quinnipiac University in Hamden. He attended Faith United Methodist Church in North Haven. He is survived by his wife, Beatrice Olson Hudson, daughters Margery Dumaine and her husband Paul of Providence, RI and Pamela Sola and her husband Raymond of North Haven, grandchildren Juliette Dumaine and Warren and Katherine Sola, sister Dorothy Barnes of Watertown, NY, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sisters Annabelle Switzer and Lillian Hudson. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, July 21st at 12:00 at the Faith United Methodist Church, North Haven. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Faith United Methodist Church, 81 Clintonville Rd., North Haven, CT 06473 or St. Raphael Foundation, 1450 Chapel St., New Haven, CT 06511 or New England College, Office of Advancement, 98 Bridge St., Henniker, NH 03242- 3293.

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  1. Richard was a wonderful person, friend and neighbor. He will be missed. In sympathy and friendship. Walt & Kay Marks

  2. My sincere and heartfelt sympathy is sent to the family. I cherish my wonderful memories of Richard, an outstanding teacher/preacher and friend. Janice

  3. The repose of the soul of Dr. Richard Hudson and the Hudson family are in our prayers as you honor and remember the life of Dr. Richard today. He was a wonderful mentor during our time of ministry together at St. Andrew’s UMC in New Haven. Dr. Richard set a wonderful example of how to combine penetrating Biblical scholarship with real-life ministry and proclamation of the Word of Christ. May God bless your wonderful family in the days ahead. Love, Father Paul & Ruthie McLain, Trinity Episcopal Church, Lawrence, Kansas

  4. Wishing you peace and comfort in your memories of your Dad, and keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. Mr Hudson performed our wedding ceremony 28 years ago this Saturday at my parents home in Henniker. He was a lovely man and I remember him with fondness.

  6. Dear Margery, My condolences to you and your family. I’m sure that your father will be greatly missed. Loretta

  7. Dear Margery, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Thank you for letting all of know. Carol

  8. Dear Margery and Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Your father sounds like a remarkable man and he must have been to have such an outstanding woman for his daughter.

  9. I was very sorry to hear of your loss. I remember Reverend Hudson saying a few words at my Mom’s funeral. He was a warm, generous and thoughtful man. My thoughts & prayers are with you and your family.

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