Pembroke fire lieutenant dies at home after responding to emergency call


Monitor staff

Published: 03-27-2023 5:40 PM

A Pembroke Fire Department lieutenant died suddenly after returning home from a fire last week and succumbing to a severe medical incident, fire officials said.

Terrence Judge, 64, of Allenstown, was a 33-year veteran of the department and served as the officer-in-charge on Tower 1, Fire Chief Paul Gagnon said in a news release.

Gagnon did not specify if Judge’s cause of death was related to the fire incident.

Judge’s obituary stated he died at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston as the result of a sudden illness.

Gagnon said he and the other members of the fire department will be keeping Judge’s family in their thoughts and prayers.

Judge, who was called Terry by his friends, joined the Pembroke Fire Department in 1987 where he worked his way through the ranks to become lieutenant in 2010, according to his obituary. Prior to his retirement in 2020, he was honorably discharged as a Sergeant in the United States Army. He was also employed as an inspector for the General Electric Company for over 30 years.

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Growing up in Winchester, Massachusetts, he enjoyed going to Boston Bruins games, jet skiing and all things Christmas. He leaves behind his wife, Kelly, of 29 years and their two sons, Keith and John. He is survived by 10 grandchildren that he loved to support and spend time with at their soccer and lacrosse games and dance recitals.

Calling hours will be at the Roan Funeral Home at 167 Main Street in Pembroke between 4 and 7 p.m. on Friday and a prayer service will follow at 7:30 p.m.