Kevin Judd

Obituary of Kevin Michael Judd

Kevin passed away on Sunday August 27 at the age of 40. He had a big and loving heart but in the end it failed him.

Kevin was raised in Burlington, MA. He grew up in a cozy home on Mill Street with a tight family. He loved chasing adventure in the back woods on foot or on wheels. Regular family trips to Prudence Island highlighted childhood summers, with 4th of July barbecues, mopeds, motorcycles, bonfires, fireworks, and the company of grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and locals. He played soccer, lettered in swimming and spent summers at the Burlington Swim and Tennis Club as a lifeguard and ran his own snack bar business with his good friend Chris. Kevin was smart enough to teach himself chess as a preteen when he found a chess game on his dad's computer and to finish college on time even after missing a semester because of his first Crohn's surgery.

Kevin loved the smell of mom's cooking, a good funny story and a hardy laugh, tattoos and weightlifting, the Simpsons, Mad magazine and watching X-Files with his mom every Friday night while dad was out playing hockey. He grew physically strong and mentally tough, he faced Crohn's disease with courage and was always fiercely protective of his loved ones. However, inside Kevin's tough outer shell was a personable and tender soul.

Kevin was especially protective of his little sister. He would show her how to play his video games or how to download music. He was always gentle with her whether it was playing squirt guns or pretending to wrestle. He looked out for her on the school bus making sure she stayed close to him. He made sure no one messed with her when the family would go to barbecues or dinner parties at other people houses where there were other kids. When he was in college he arranged for her to be driven to school by his younger friends who were still in high school, so she wouldn't have to take the bus. He always told her how important she was to him. Kevin was off to college when his little brother was just 5 but he took the time to teach him an appreciation of matchbox cars, then was so happy to gift him his massive collection.

In his college years, Kevin discovered a passion for tattoo art. His tattoos were always created with a sense of depth, complexity, and detail, and Kevin could always be counted on to give a history and tour of his body art to anyone interested. He graduated cum laude with a BBA from UMass Amherst and was quickly swept up into a coveted brokerage auditing position. Kevin really liked being a financial detective, hunting for answers and finding a number game’s solution.

Kevin was a proud dad to his family. He would nurture and treat little Marisa like his own, giving her guidance, bringing her to school and sharing in her achievements. Quickly, his little family grew with the arrival of Kevin Junior. He was so proud of him, the apple of his eye and the joy of his heart. Kevin's face always beamed with pride whenever he had the chance to talk about his most recent cub scout rank or new sport interest or triumph in school. He shared a love of video games with son and his tough exterior would melt away into a gentle, kind, nurturing, fatherly love whenever they were together.

Kevin was tragically taken too soon from his loved ones. He leaves behind his parents Daniel and Gayle Judd of Burlington MA; his sister Noelle and brother Allen, his son Kevin Jr., his niece Holly, and many more relatives and friends whom he loved and who loved him.

He was a loving son, a protective brother, and a proud father. The world has lost a tough but sensitive man, and for those lucky enough to have truly known him, he will be profoundly missed.

A small and intimate service for Kevin will be privately announced by his family.

To honor Kevin's memory please make a donation in his name to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation using this link: Crohn's and Colitis Tribure - Kevin Judd.

Arrangements under the direction of the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home. For online guestbook and video tribute see Sullivan Funeral Home

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