Robert Richard McHugh

WAKEFIELD, MA – Mr. Robert Richard McHugh 74, of Wakefield, MA beloved partner of Alice L. Whitcomb, died Saturday, April 4, 2020 at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Born in Newton, MA he was the son of the late Hugh and Ethel (Sherber) McHugh. He was raised and educated in Lynnfield was a graduate of Lynnfield High School, Class of 1963. He continued his education by earning a certificate to become a Machine technician.
Bob McHugh was self-employed as a Copier Technician for over 30 years. He was known for his attention to detail and craftsmanship of his work. Before starting out on his own endeavors he work for Advanced Copier in Wilmington, MA and as a mechanic at the Shell Gas Station in Lynnfield, MA.
Bob was passionate when it came to his adopted family. His grandchildren were a major part of his life. Never missing a sporting event. He walked the Jimmy Fund walk for his Granddaughter Lexi-Skye each year since her diagnosis.
During Football season you could find Bob along with the “Deckheads” on Jeff’s back porch watching his beloved Patriots. Bob would never pass up a good game of Cribbage with his friends.
A longtime resident of Reading, MA, Bob also resided in Lynnfield. He supported his family and friends in all of their endeavors and was a devoted partner to, Alice. He will be deeply missed by all.
Bob is survived by his loving partner of 23 years, Alice L. Whitcomb of Reading, MA, and her 2 sons John Johnson Jr. of Malden, MA and Michael Alden of Florida, his sister Linda Carlson and her 3 children of California, his sister Patricia Warner of Ashby, MA and her children Jason Warner of Ashby, MA and Tami Howard of New Bern, North Carolina. His sister in-law Wilma McHugh and his late brother Joe McHugh and their 7 sons of Georgia. Bobs 5 grandchildren, Lexi-Skye, John Wesley, Ivan, Michael Jr. and Logan.


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  1. John W. Johnson II on April 6, 2020 at 8:13 pm

    Bob was a mentor and hero of mine. The guy was cut and dry. Straight to the point. If you said something stupid he would just look at you like you were an idiot. But say no bad to anyone. He put up with alot and sacrificed his life for others. He always helped me when I needed him and offered when I didn’t need. There’s too much to be said. That’s why we have life. We say it all then. When we live. Bob was stealth. You never even knew he was there half the time. That’s what made him great company. I wanted to be there when he took his last breath but I screwed that up royaly. Bob would say ” oh well, it is what it is. Move along” There’s not enough space here to say what I know about him. So that’s that. He made my mom happy. And for once she got a good guy.

  2. Deb McFadden on April 6, 2020 at 8:24 pm

    Bob was a quite guy most of the time but when he spoke it was loud but not in a bad way. He and my sister were a good match for each other. He adopted the grandchildren as if they were his own, even going bawled when Lexi had to cut her hair. To many stories we could write about Bob. He will surely be missed. RIP Bob.

  3. Jon McHugh on April 6, 2020 at 8:35 pm

    Rest In Peace Uncle Bob ! Give my Dad and grandparents a hug for me in heaven ! God bless !

  4. Helen Amnott on April 6, 2020 at 9:01 pm

    Rest in peace Bob. You will be missed by too many to list. Thank you for being such a great guy to my sister Alice and all the kids. Say Hi to Dennis.

  5. Christopher McHugh on April 6, 2020 at 9:49 pm

    Rest In Peace Uncle Bob. May you enjoy perfect health up there with Dad, And you’re parents. While watching the Pats & Steelers.

  6. Daniel McHugh on April 6, 2020 at 9:51 pm

    Until we all meet again in Heaven enjoy your new life with your parents, brother, family and loved ones who have been so blessed. Give Pops and Grandparents a hug for me. Love and Godspeed

  7. Jody Alden on April 6, 2020 at 10:17 pm

    Rest in Peace Bob, you will be missed, although I have only known you for a short 2 years, you have been a good person to talk to. You were there for my wedding reception and was a pleasure to have you there. Madison saying Grampy Bob! but, now your an angel watching over family and friends. hugs to heaven.

  8. Barb eigenbrode on April 7, 2020 at 1:19 am

    Deepest sympathy. An expression once made, ” When you think about a departed love one, your lips will curl in a smile before your eye sheds a tear!”

  9. Stephanie A Wilkins on April 7, 2020 at 1:24 am

    Bob, Rest in Peace! You were a wonderful friend and neighbor for many years! You will be greatly missed! Your hardy laugh and bright smile will always be remembered.

  10. Heather Welch on April 7, 2020 at 3:56 am

    I love you Bob. I can still remember your first date with Alice. Which always bring a smile to my face. Plus when u had the strike at the end of my hospital bed and I thought it was the morphin. I’m a better person because of the people in my life and that’s u. Between u and Alice I will always know what love is. Thank u for our little talk we had. I will think of u often….forever in my heart.

  11. Chris and Dottie Vidal on April 7, 2020 at 1:45 pm

    Rest and be at Peace Bob. Your big grin and hearty laugh will be missed by all. Watch over Alice and the grandkids.

  12. Tami Howard on April 7, 2020 at 2:15 pm

    I will miss my uncle. He was a great guy. He was always trying to help my mother and called to see how she was doing. I’m so sorry he had to succumb to cancer. I look forward to Isaiah 33:24 which says ” no resident will say I am sick”. I also want to welcome him in the resurrection. He lived a good life and was loving to Alice and her grandchildren. RIP Bob

  13. Jay Warner on April 7, 2020 at 8:59 pm

    I will miss you dearly Bob, you were always looking out for my mom and I in any time of need. I’ll always remember the times we spent together, your smile and laugh, our drive to New York to go fishing with the Patriots on the radio, fishing on your boat in Beverly, and the time I was hitchhiking on 95 to get to the beach after my car had broken down and of all the people in the world there you were to give us a ride. I always referred to you as my “cool” uncle Bob. The 99’s welcome mat at your house always made me laugh. I hope you are with Floyd, your brother Joe and your parents free of pain. Please watch over Alice and Lexi and your sisters Patricia and Linda. Rest In Peace till we meet again.

  14. Steven Long on April 8, 2020 at 3:21 pm

    …my deepest condolences to Alice and all who were close to you… Good man with a great stare… Sorry to see you go, RIP Bob.

  15. Lisa Roderick on April 10, 2020 at 12:58 pm

    Bob, in later years you were one of the ones I felt truly saw and knew who I am. Your smile in those years was beautiful and joy affirming. I’m glad we got to know each other better before you passed. You were always there for Alice and the kids, no matter what. You are loved, and will be missed. Watch over us. Glad you are at peace.

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