Judith A. Hernandez, 72, of Portland, beloved wife of 54 years to Buddy Hernandez, died on Saturday at her residence. Born on March 8th, 1946 in Middletown, daughter of the late Nicholas and Vera (Bagadinski) Giuliano. Judith had lived most of her life in Portland; a member of St. Mary’s Church, Portland. Judith had been a school bus driver for the Nichols School Bus Company for 36 years driving bus #8. She enjoyed watching the New York Yankees and NASCAR, and also loved playing Setback and traveling to the casino. She was also a member of the Duketts Singing Group. She is survived by her loving family: a son, Michael Hernandez of Portland, a brother, Sebastian Giuliano of Middletown, and a granddaughter Addison Hernandez. She was predeceased by a son, Chris Hernandez, and a brother, Edward (Edju) Bagadinski. The funeral will be held on Saturday, December 8th at 9:30 a.m. from the Portland Memorial Funeral Home, 231 Main St., Portland followed by a Mass of Christian burial in St. Mary’s Church, Portland. Burial will be in the family plot in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Portland. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday evening from 5 to 7 p.m.