Robert D. Hughes Sr.April 23,2013Robert D. Hughes Sr.
BRADENTON, Fla. — Robert D. Hughes, Sr., 83, of Bradenton, passed away April 21, 2013, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Robert was born on Aug. 1, 1929, in Poultney, VT, to the late David H. and Myfanwy Hughes.
Robert served with the U.S. Coast Guard during the Korean Conflict. He also served as a supervisor and firefighter for the Naval Underwater Systems Center in New London, CT, was a volunteer firefighter with the Niantic Fire Department for over 50 years, Fire Marshall for the town of East Lyme, CT, and was a life member of the Welsh Presbyterian Church in Poultney. Robert moved to Florida in January of 1986 and was a member of the American Legion Post 312 in Oneco, and past member of the Loyal Order of Moose of Bradenton.
He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Loretta (Goff) of Bradenton; two sons: Robert D. Jr. of East Hampton, CT, and Wayne L. of Niantic, CT; three daughters: Gwen Zarkos of Niantic, CT, Renee L. Fekete of Lawrenceville, NJ, and Monique Rowley-Samperi of Ashford, CT; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Private family services will be held at a later date and time.
The family requests, in lieu of flowers, that memorials be made to the Welsh Presbyterian Church in Poultney, VT, Niantic Fire Department, or TideWell Hospice in Robert’s memory.
Condolences for the family may be made online at www.shannonfuneralhomes.com.
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