Community Foundation makes sure longtime New Britain resident's legacy lives on

Published on Thursday, 10 June 2021 10:39
Written by Catherine Shen


NEW BRITAIN – Making sure that longtime New Britain resident Julian Judge Sr.’s legacy lives on, the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain established the new Julian R. Judge, Sr. Memorial Fund.

Judge was a lifelong resident of New Britain who grew up to be a successful entrepreneur. He started J&J Landscaping LLC and grew it to be a locally renowned company, according to the foundation. Judge donated his time, money and talent to helping other aspiring local entrepreneurs to start their own businesses.

He was also well known for hosting the annual “Father’s Day Fish Fry.” Judge was not just a businessman, a friend and a giver, he was also a loving father and husband. To ensure his legacy lives on, his family has continued to host the annual Father’s Day Fish Fry in Judge’s honor, which will now also be used to raise funds toward the memorial fund.

The designated memorial fund will benefit the foundation’s Degree Completion Initiative, designed to help college juniors and seniors who are facing financial pressures that make it difficult or impossible for them to continue in their education and complete their degrees. The foundation has partnered with Central Connecticut State University to provide financial assistance to those in the latter part of their education with good college standing and demonstrated need.

This year, the Father’s Day Fish Fry will take place Saturday, June 19, from noon to 6 p.m. at A.W. Stanley Park, located at 2159 Stanley St. in New Britain. For $10, participants can enjoy a tasty fish meal with a side and a drink, all while benefitting students in the New Britain community.

For more information, or to make a gift to the fund, visit or contact Candice Tabone by phone at 860-229-6018, ex. 300 or email at

Posted in New Britain Herald, New Britain on Thursday, 10 June 2021 10:39. Updated: Thursday, 10 June 2021 10:42.