Judy's Story

EDDINGTON - Judy A. Bustard, 63, died April 11, 2016, at a Bangor hospital. She was born August 12, 1952, in Fort Fairfield, daughter of Harry F. and Mary S. (Murphy) Bustard.

Judy was a graduate of Fort Fairfield High School, class of 1970, and the University of Maine, B.S. degree with honors, in 1974. She obtained a Master's degree in Computer Science from Lesley University, Cambridge, MA, and a certificate of Advanced Studies. She was a well-known and respected teacher in the Milford Elementary school for 33 years, where she taught general courses and was a Computer Science coordinator. Judy was past president of the Teachers Association Union 90 and served as Contract Negotiator for the teachers. She will be remembered as a colorful character when it came to coaching and refereeing basketball, and her players loved her. As a member of the Teacher Core Program Judy also became a deputy sheriff to supervise middle school dancers.

Surviving are one brother, Fred Bustard of Scarborough; a niece, Karen Crandall and her husband, Clair, of Gray; two nephews, Dan Bustard of Scarborough and Joe Bustard and his wife, Lynda, of Simpsonville, SC; several great-nieces and great-nephews; and a very special friend, Barbara Plisga.

A memorial service to celebrate Judy's life will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, April 21, 2016, at the Brewer Chapel of Brookings-Smith, 55 South Main Street, Brewer. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversation and refreshments in the reception rooms immediately following the service Thursday. Those who wish to remember Judy in a special way may make gifts in her memory to the Fort Fairfield High School Alumni Association, P.O. Box 201, Fort Fairfield, ME 04742. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.
Published in Bangor Daily News
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