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May 24, 2015
Juge Johnson (in the middle) aboard the  good ship Aurelia sailing from New Jersey to Le Havre

Juge Johnson (in the middle) aboard the good ship Aurelia sailing from New Jersey to Le Havre

Judith Johnson

January 12, 2015 11:09 pm 

HUDSON FALLS — Judith Johnson, 71, passed away Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, while at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City.
Judith was raised in Hudson Falls. She was the daughter of the late William and Regina Bilodeau.

Judith earned her bachelor’s degree from St. Lawrence University in 1966 and completed a Certificate of Study at the Sorburrne.

In 1999, Judith retired from New York State Audit and Control Division. She specialized in fraud and abuse in Medicaid. During her 34-year career, she received numerous awards and recognition. She worked in the New York City Office for more than 25 years before completing her career in Albany and then returned to her childhood home in Hudson Falls.

Judith’s passions were Paris, the arts and cooking. While in New York City, she opened a restaurant, Lion D’ORR, in Brooklyn. The restaurant was well-known for wonderful French cuisine and neighborhood charm. Judith also loved to paint, and enjoyed the warmth of friendship and good conversation over a glass of wine.

She was a world traveler, making frequent trips to Paris and other European countries, as well as within the United States. She served on the leaders of the Feeder Canal Alliance and the Hudson River Music Hall. Her passion for all kinds of music made her not only a board member of the Hudson River Music Hall, but also a benefactor, a friend and a beloved member of its “family.” She loved and was loved by its board, its volunteers, its regulars, patrons and musicians. She brought, to all who knew her, laughter, new experiences, opinions, class and food, food, food!

Her charm, grace, generous spirit and passion for life will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Judith is survived by many loving friends.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, at Carleton Funeral Home Inc., 68 Main St. in Hudson Falls.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, at St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church, on the park in Hudson Falls, with the Rev. Thomas Babiuch, pastor, officiating.

The Rite of Committal will take place in the spring at Union Cemetery in Fort Edward.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Online condolences may be made by visiting

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