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“I worked with Bobby for years at State Street. He was so friendly and always had a positive attitude. My deepest condolences to the family. Rest...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Kathy Chaput - Quincy, MA

“Bob was one of my Fitch Family worshippers. He never missed a worship service and loved to sing hymns. Bob always had wonderful stories about his...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Rev. Glenn Mortimer - Wakefield, MA

“I've known Bob for many years. We became friends while living at Station Crossing! May you Rest In Peace Bob. ”
3 of 11 | Posted by: Lois Gilligan - Melrose, MA

“Bob was a long time supporter of the Melrose Symphony Orchestra and attended our concerts for as long as he was able. We will miss him at our...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Kathy Radley - Melrose, MA

“As a Deacon of Spiritual Care @ the Congregational Church in Melrose I made several visits to Bob. My first visit was at his condo across from the...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Virginia Altmann - Melrose, MA

“I always enjoyed running into Bob at Station Crossing. I loved his warmth and optimism. ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Anne Noonan - Melrose, MA

“Bob was such a gentleman! I loved seeing him and speaking with him over many years. When I received the position of Office Manager, Bob sent me...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Beth Grzegorzewski - Melrose, MA

“My sympathy goes to his family. I knew Bob since junior high. ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: alex kant - melrose, MA - Friend

“We were honored to meet Bob at the Fitch. He and my mom (Belle) became good friends. And he quickly became a friend of our entire family. We will...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Carl and Linda Rutkowski - MA

“Sincere condolences to the family. Bob was kind and thoughtful to so many throughout the years. So many good memories. Rest In Peace ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Joyce Lamb - Melrose, MA - Friend

“Bob was such a wonderful friend and so well known in the Melrose community. We were so lucky to have Bob as a resident of The Fitch Home and he was...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Maria Haggerty - Melrose, MA


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Robert G. Hughes, lifelong Melrose resident, died on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at the Arnold House in Stoneham. He was 81.

Born in Melrose on August 9, 1938, Bob was one of two children of the late George F. and Mary R. (nee Paterson) Hughes. He graduated from Melrose High School in 1956 and was an avid swimmer at the Melrose YMCA.

Bob worked as an Office Manager at the State Street Bank of Boston for 44 years making many friends during his time there.

Bob loved being around people, and he was exceptionally active in his beloved Melrose. He always helped with community events and was frequently found around town having a nice chat with someone he knew. He stayed active in the Melrose YMCA continuing to develop and maintain his social connections.

Bob had strong faith and was a proud longtime member of the First Congregational Church. He enjoyed ushering on Sunday mornings and getting to know the folks. He would bring the elderly folks to church who could no longer drive themselves, was always available on short notice to help with whatever was needed, and actively supported Bread of Life. He also participated in all the churches fellowship, outreach, and mission programs.

Bob loved his dear friends, and his community. He will be greatly missed.

Bob was the loving brother of the late George F. "Fred" Hughes III. Also survived by his cousin Alexander Singers and his wife Dorothy of Watertown and goddaughter Jean Singers.

Relatives & friends will gather in honor of Bob's life for his Funeral Service outside under the Pergola at First Congregational Church, 121 W. Foster St., Melrose, on Friday, June 19, 2020 at 10am. Interment in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose.