Pembroke fire lieutenant dies at home after responding to emergency call

  • Pembroke firefighter Terry Judge puts water on the smoking foundation at 667 Borough Road in Pembroke on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. The fire destroyed the home and left two people injured. Judge joined the Pembroke department in 1987. GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor file

Monitor staff
Published: 3/27/2023 3:11:55 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.

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.

Jamie Costa

Jamie Costa joined the Monitor in September 2022 as the city reporter covering all things Concord, from crime and law enforcement to City Council and county budgeting. She graduated from Roger Williams University (RWU) in 2018 with a dual degree in journalism and Spanish. While at RWU, Costa covered the 2016 presidential election and studied abroad in both Chile and the Dominican Republic where she reported on social justice and reported on local campus news for the university newspaper, The Hawks' Herald. Her work has also appeared in The *Enterprise *papers and the *Cortland Standard *and surrounding Central New York publications. Costa was born and raised on Cape Cod and has a love for all things outdoors, especially with her dog.

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