William J. Hudson
William J. Hudson

AGE: 89 • Basking Ridge

William J. Hudson, 89, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at the Somerset Valley Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Bound Brook, NJ surrounded by his daughters. Mr. Hudson was born in Newark, grew up in Stirling, NJ and resided in the Millington section of Basking Ridge since 1942. William served his country proudly during WWII in the U.S. Army Air Corp. Mr. Hudson was employed by Jesern Enterprises in Picataway, NJ as a plastics technician retiring in 1980. Bill loved the outdoors and could often be found tending his wonderful garden and befriending nature's many animals.

He is survived by daughters, Patricia Olivo and her husband Kenneth, of Bridgewater, NJ, Cynthia Hudson Young, of Hillsborough, NJ; son, William J. Hudson, Jr. of Jacksonville, North Carolina; 7 grandchildren, Kenny, Gina, Meghan, Brandon, Dynah, Billy, Sean; two great grandchildren, Haley and Katelyn. He is also survived by his sister, Irene Hudson, Ft. Meyers Fl, a nephew, Vincent, and several other nieces and nephews. Bill is predeceased by his brother Theodore.

Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held on Sat. April 2 at 10AM at the Shrine of St. Joseph, 1050 Long Hill Road, Stirling, NJ. A visitation will be held on Friday April 1 at the Gallaway and Crane Funeral Home, 101 South Finley Ave, Basking Ridge, NJ from 2-4 and 7-9PM. For further information or to light a candle and leave a message for the family please visit www.gcfuneralhome.com or call (908)766-0250.

Published by Courier News on Mar. 31, 2011.
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I was Bill's neighbor in 1980 and I remember him well and fondly. He was usually outside shirtless tending his garden, sometimes drinking beer and always friendly. He told me that March 1st should be the first of the year because winter was leaving and spring was coming. He would boil water on his outside fire pit before he picked his corn because that was the only way to properly eat corn on the cob. He said his father used to sit out by the road side edge with a burlap bag over his head with holes for his eyes and wave to people going by -- the original unknown comic!
Allan Rome
December 14, 2020
May God Bless you and your family. Bill worked at Jesern Enterprises, my father Jesse Daniels was the President of the company, I am his daughter Cynthia Daniels Harris, I was in my 20's at that time but do remember Bill very well. I am glad to know that my Father was a part of his life!
July 13, 2011
Sorry for your loss. It is very sad to loss a loved one. God invite us to refuge on him and He himself will help you with your sorrow. He also promise to bring them back to life in an earthly paradise.


Lynette Gonzalez
April 2, 2011
Condolences to the family, may the peace of God be with youy in this time of sorrow. (when time permits please read Phil 4:7)

April 2, 2011
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