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Woodbury, Connecticut

Judy Frew Memorial Scholarship

Established December 2013

By Allan (Whitey) Frew

Judy Frew was born and raised in Waterbury and graduated from Middlebury College in Vermont with a bachelor's degree in American Literature.  She and her husband Whitey were classmates there.  She later pursued a master’s degree in American Literature from Southern Connecticut State University. After college, Judy worked as an assistant editor at Simon & Schuster in New York.

In 1951, Judy and her husband Allan (Whitey) moved to Woodbury where they raised their three children.

Judy was passionately involved in the greater Woodbury community and early on was a full time teacher at the former Woodbury High School.  She served as president of Planned Parenthood of Connecticut, as president of the Waterbury YWCA, and as vice president of the Woman’s Auxiliary at Waterbury Hospital. Judy volunteered at the Avon School Rehabilitation Center for wounded veterans during World War II. She actively participated in the Junior League of Waterbury and the League of Women Voters. Judy became an EMT at age 65 and served on the Woodbury Volunteer Ambulance Corps. Additionally, she volunteered at the former Waterbury Hospital abortion clinic. She served on the advisory board of The Banking Center formerly the Waterbury Savings Bank.

Judy had a lifelong interest in music and dance. She studied the piano for many years and gave free lessons to inner-city children from Waterbury. Judy and Whitey were enthusiastic members of the Over Thirties Club in Waterbury, a dance organization, and co-hosted a well attended annual square dance over the Christmas holidays at the Woodbury Town Hall. Judy was a serious reader and enjoyed talking about books.  She enjoyed bridge and tennis, and her many dogs.

Judy was a warm and generous hostess who enjoyed entertaining and relished having international students live with her family when her children were in school.

If you would like to learn more about Woodbury Scholarship Fund Dollars for Scholars®, contact us at or by mail at P.O. Box 716, Woodbury, CT  06798.