WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Fredrica T. Judge, 94, of 118 Church St., formerly of 24 Mountain View Drive, died Thursday afternoon, March 22, 2001, at Sweet Brook Care Center.
Born in Trento, Austria, on Sept. 27, 1906, daughter of Mario and Alice Canepele Maino, she emigrated with her family to the United States when she was 8, and attended schools in Williamstown and the former Bliss Business College in North Adams.
Mrs. Judge was first employed as a secretary by the former Payne and Cummings Hardware Store in North Adams. After her marriage to William James Judge Sr. in 1931, she and her husband moved to New York City. She returned to Williamstown in 1949 after his death, and was employed by the Alton L. Perry Insurance Co. until her retirement in 1970.
A communicant of St. Patrick's Church in Williamstown, she was a member of its choir and a former chairman of its Altar Guild. She served as treasurer of the Williamstown Community Chest for 26 years as well as for the Cancer Memorial Fund for many years.
She was a volunteer at the Williamstown Women's Exchange and the tourist information booth, and was active with the American Red Cross bloodmobile.
She enjoyed singing and was a member of the Berkshire Chorale. She also enjoyed knitting and gardening.
Her husband, whom she married Aug. 10, 1931, died May 19, 1949.
She leaves a son, William J. Judge Jr. of Williamstown; two daughters, Therese J. Taft of North Adams and Arlene J. Armata of Quincy; two brothers, Arthur Maino of Williamstown and Norman Maino of Pomona, Calif.; two sisters, Ida M. Trabold of North Adams and Sylvia M. Phillips of Niantic, Conn.; 13 grandchildren, W. Duffy Judge, Kathleen A. Judge, Colleen J. Martin, John R. Taft Jr., Maureen Moore, Richard Taft, Bruce Taft, Diana Taft, James Taft, Patricia Taft, Barbara J. Armata, Donna Sanford and Kathryn Armata; and seven great-grandchildren.
A brother, Richard Maino, and a sister, Jessie DeMayo, are deceased.
FUNERAL NOTICE — The funeral for Mrs. Judge will be Monday at 9:30 at FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS, West Chapels, 521 West Main St., North Adams. The Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 at St. Patrick's Church in Williamstown. Burial will be in Eastlawn Cemetery.
Calling hours at the funeral home will be Sunday from 5 to 8. Donations may be made to the St. Patrick's Building Fund or to the Alzheimer's Association in care of the funeral home.
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