HOLDEN, Mass. – Richard T. McHugh, 71, of River Street, died peacefully at his home in the presence of his loving wife on Monday, September 24, 2012.
He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Diane (Osmundsen) McHugh; a daughter,
Caroline E. McHugh of Worcester; two sons, John P. McHugh of Manchester, New
Hampshire and Robert D. McHugh and his wife Rebecca of Concord, New Hampshire;
a brother, William McHugh and his wife Muriel of Aiken, South Carolina; three
grandchildren, Grace M. and Clara O. McHugh, and Luke McHugh Allard; and nieces
He was born and raised in Greenwich Village, New York, son of Thomas A. and Caroline E. (DuBarry) McHugh, and lived in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for several years before moving to Holden 41 years ago.
Rich attended St. Luke’s School where he sang with the Trinity Boys Choir at Carnegie
Hall. He graduated from McBurney High School and the College of Insurance, both
in New York City. He started his career in the insurance industry in 1960 at Hanover
Insurance Co. where he worked for 25 years and later joined Harleysville Insurance Co.,
retiring in 1999.
Rich was a member of the Greendale Retired Men’s Club. He coached Holden Youth
Soccer and assisted his wife coaching Holden Youth Softball.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday,
September 27, in the Miles Funeral Home, 1158 Main Street (Rte. 122A), Holden. The
funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 29, at Immanuel Lutheran
Church, 346 Shrewsbury Street, Holden.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Feed The Children, P.O. Box 36, Oklahoma City, OK 73101-0036; or to the Worcester Animal Rescue League, 139 Holden Street, Worcester, MA 01606.
To share a memory or offer a condolence visit www.milesfuneralhome.com,