Retired judge Byrne dies

Judge Thomas Byrne

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.

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