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HILLIARD H. "HUGGY" HUGGINS Jr.

HUGGINS, Hilliard "Huggy" H. Jr. 68, of Portsmouth, RI, passed away Sunday, October 13, 2013, surrounded by his family. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, April, 1946, he grew up in Middleboro, MA, and was the husband of the late JoAnn Blumsack, his second wife, and the late Michelle Huggins, his first wife. He was the son of the late Lt. Cmdr. Hilliard H. Huggins Sr., U.S. Navy Reserves, and the late Constance H. "Connie" Huggins, of Swansea, and the brother of the late Cmdr Howard Huggins, US Navy. He is survived by his sons, Joel Blumsack, Dr. Paul Blumsack and his children, and Michael Blumsack; his nephews, John Huggins and Daniel Huggins and their children; his cousin, Gary Jones, and many relatives in Massachusetts, Georgia, Kentucky and Texas. His great grandmother was a Comanche, and he was very proud of his Native American heritage. He was a graduate of Rykers High School in Maryland in 1964 and Babson College in 1968. He had worked for Royal Electric, Textron and various firms in the insurance industry for most of his life. Semi-retired, he became part of several start up companies over the past few years, including USA Rugby Club and The Cheesy Media Company. Personal relationships were important to him and he was loyal to his family and friends. It was about the person for Huggy. He was always there for you, and he was the first person to step up to the plate. He was an angel among us. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2013, at 10:00 am, in the All Saints Parish, 1773 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA. Donations in the memory of Hilliard "Huggy" H. Huggins, Jr. and JoAnn Blumsack may be made to The Edward King House, 35 King Street, Newport, RI 02840. Condolences and information available at www.memorialfuneralhome.com
Published in The Boston Globe on Oct. 20, 2013
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