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HUDSPETH, William Age 90, of Norwell, peacefully at home with loving family at his side on June 30, 2014. Beloved husband of 67 years to (the late) Florence (Powell) Hudspeth and devoted father of William and his wife Brenda of Kailua, HI; Anne Simons and her husband Lane of Atlanta, GA; Patryce Hudspeth of Spencer, MA; Amy Hudspeth and her husband Donald Cabell of Norwell; Pamela Shorter and her husband James of El Sobrante, CA; and Jillian Hudspeth and her husband Daniel Blackburn of Burlington, NJ. He was adored grandfather of TJ Hudspeth, Bianca Nicole Gamble, James William Shorter, Anthony David Shorter, Grant Hudspeth Cabell, Piper Hudspeth Blackburn, Hinmatonyalatkit Hudspeth Blackburn, William Hudspeth Blackburn, Luke Hudspeth Cabell, Diana Hudspeth Cabell and great-grandchild Daniel Russell Martinez. Mr. Hudspeth attended Bishop College in Texas and Northeastern University in Massachusetts. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in WW II. A 58-year resident of Norwell, Mr. Hudspeth was active in Norwell organizations, including St. Helen Church and the Norwell Democratic Town Committee where he served as Chairman. He was a delegate to many Massachusetts Democratic Conventions and along with his wife, Florence, was named CO-OP 8 Outstanding Democrats of the Year in 1999. His career included working as a mechanical design engineer at Polaroid Corporation where his inventions resulted in several patents. He enjoyed photography, with his wife being one of his favorite subjects. Mr. Hudspeth was also a summer resident of Hyannis and was involved in the Hyannis Chapter of the NAACP. A Funeral Mass was celebrated on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at St. Helen Church, 383 Washington St. (Rt. 53), Norwell, MA with private interment with military honors in Washington Street Cemetery, Norwell. If desired, donations in Mr. Hudspeth's memory may be made to Hospice of the South Shore. For an online guestbook, please visit www.mcnamara-sparrell.com.



Published in The Boston Globe on July 27, 2014
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