Timothy Judson, OFM
1915 – 1986
Fr. Timothy Judson, OFM, was born on July 13, 1915 in Buffalo, N.Y. After one year at Niagara University, he entered St. Joseph’s Seraphic Seminary in Callicoon, N.Y. He was received into the novitiate at St. Bonaventure Friary, Paterson, N.J., in 1939, professing temporary vows one year later. He made his solemn profession in 1943 and was ordained in 1945.
His first assignment was to St. Anthony’s Parish in Pensacola, Fla. Two years later, he went to St. Anthony Shrine in Boston until 1952, when he was assigned to St. Anthony’s Parish in Greenville, S.C. After one year at St. Elizabeth Parish in Denver, he became one of the founding friars who established St. Francis Chapel in Providence, R.I., where he remained for 18 years.
In 1974, Fr. Tim returned to his hometown, where he served as treasurer at Bishop Timon High School for nine years. In 1983, he took up residence in the rectory of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Buffalo, where he served in pastoral ministry. An outgoing friar, he had a keen sense of humor and a fund of stories that he used to entertain people.
He died on Dec. 30, 1986 in the rectory. Fr. Tim was 71 years old, a professed friar for 46 years and a priest for 41 years.