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Rev. Guy M. Judkins

August 4, 1927 — April 29, 2023

Southbridge

Rev. Guy M. Judkins

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SOUTHBRIDGE: Rev. Guy M. Judkins, age 95 of Southbridge passed away on April 29, 2023, at his home with family by his side.

He leaves his two sons, Richard Judkins of Monson, Craig Judkins of Brimfield; and his two daughters Cindy Bash of Westfield and Karen Francis of Brimfield. He also leaves his six nieces and nephews Anna Brown, Scott Longfellow, Wayne Longfellow, Alice, Lorraine (Dee), and Dan from the Longfellow family.

Guy was born in Belgrade Lakes, Maine, son to the late Roland and Margaret (Tozier) Judkins. He was predeceased by his sister Mavis Longfellow and her husband Lawrence Longfellow of Longfellow Greenhouses in Maine.

Guy served in the Air Force at Kimpo Air Force Base as a Buck Sargent, working in electronic communications during the Korean War (1947-1949). He attended Basic Training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas (known as The Gateway to the Air Force.

He earned his Master's degree at Gordon College and then went on to Gordon-Conwell Seminary. Guy's first position as a pastor was in Brentwood New Hampshire. From there he became a pastor at Second Baptist Church in Palmer as well as a mental health Chaplin at Monson State Hospital for 25 years.

He also ministered at First Baptist Church in Stafford, CT, and Wales Baptist Church. After his positions in Palmer, Guy became senior pastor at Central Baptist Church in Southbridge. In retirement, he became interim minister at South Woodstock Baptist Church in Woodstock, CT for 3 years, and then attended there regularly until his passing.

Vacations in Maine were very important to Guy every summer. He took his family to Great Pond in Belgrade Lakes where they went camping, boating, water, skiing, and swimming as they camped out together in a large tent.

Guy was skilled in a variety of trades. He loved finished carpentry work, woodworking and auto mechanics. He also restored bicycles for his children. He was a Rotarian in Palmer and chairman of the Palmer Housing Authority for 20 years. In his last days, he frequently said “I had a good life.”

Throughout his years in ministry, Rev. Judkins performed numerous weddings, funerals, baptisms and counseling services wherever he lived. He was a true servant, and we will deeply miss him.

Calling hours will be held on Friday May 19th from 6-8PM at Belanger Bullard Funeral Home, 51 Marcy St. Southbridge, MA 01550.

Burial will be private.

A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday May 21st at 3:00PM at the South Woodstock Baptist Church, 23 Roseland Park Rd. Woodstock, CT 06281.

An online guestbook and video tribute are available at www.BelangerFuneralHome.com

Memorial donations can be made to South Woodstock Baptist Church 23 Roseland Park Rd., P.O. Box 86, Woodstock, CT 06281. www.southwoodstockbaptist.org

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Past Services

Visitation

Friday, May 19, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Belanger-Bullard Funeral Home

51 Marcy St, Southbridge, MA 01550

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Memorial Service

Sunday, May 21, 2023

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

South Woodstock Baptist Church

23 Roseland Park Rd, Woodstock, CT 06281

Time will be posted on Friday

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