NEWBURGH – Retired Orange County Court Judge Thomas Byrne died on May 23, 2019. He was 91.
Byrne practiced law in Newburgh for 29 years and served as a Newburgh town justice for 21 years prior to being elected as a county court judge where he served for 12 years.
Following his retirement from the bench, he served as a judicial hearing officer for civil cases.
Colleagues described Byrne as compassionate, fair and objective.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Grimm and six children.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, May 29 at Our Lady of the Lake in Newburgh. He would have been 92 on that date.