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McHUGH, John P. "Jack" Of Winchester, MA February 14, 2013. Beloved husband of the late Catherine Ann (O'Donnell) McHugh of Woburn and former Chief of Police of Winchester, died peacefully at his home surrounded by his family. Loving Father of John and Tami (Dunn) of Bridgewater, NH; Cathi and Michael Flaherty of Winchester, MA; Larry and Karen (Folino) McHugh of Winchester, MA; George and Laurie (Vines) McHugh of Stoneham, MA; Nancy and Tim Thompson of Cape Elizabeth, ME; Peggy and Peter Frongillo of Old Orchard Beach, ME; Mary and Chuck Wollinger of Winchester, MA and Cindy and Anthony Frate of Winchester, MA. Devoted "Bumpa" of 28 grandchildren and Great Grandfather of nine. Cherished Husband of the late Theresa Kittredge. Brother of the late Robert McHugh of Ipswich, MA, and sisters, Betty Ann Pinette of Arlington, MA, Peggy Govostes and Karen Donaghey of Winchester, MA. Further survived by sisters-in-law; Winifred Bosak of Woburn, MA; Alberta O'Donnell of Melrose, MA; Georgia McHugh of Ipswich, MA and brother-in-law, Robert Donaghey. After graduating Winchester High School, he served his country in the Occupational Forces in the US Army in Japan from 1946 to 1948. He joined the Winchester Police Department in 1949 and quickly rose through the ranks, assuming his position of chief in 1976 until his retirement in April of 1989. He had a love of learning and was eager to share his knowledge with all. Jack also earned his degree from Boston College where he was the president of his class. Jack was a deeply religious man and devoted parishioner of Immaculate Conception Church. He was an avid reader, outdoorsman and sports enthusiast who loved his Bruins. He was also very proud of his Irish heritage. He was President of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association and President of the New England Chiefs of Police Association. He also served on the NorthEastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council (NEMLEC). He was a member of the VFW Post 3719 in Winchester and a lifelong member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 210. He was a devoted husband, beloved father and grandfather and will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him. Funeral from the Lane Funeral Home, 760 Main St. (Rte. 38) WINCHESTER, on Tuesday, February 19th at 10am. Followed by a Mass of Christian burial at St. Mary's Church, Winchester at 11am. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday from 2-6pm and Monday from 4-8pm. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to The Center for Grieving Children, 555 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04101 or http://www.cgcmaine.org/donate/ Interment Calvary Cemetery Winchester. Late Veteran US Army WWII. For online condolencespleasevisit www.lanefuneral.com. Lane Funeral Homes Winchester-Burlington 781-729-2580
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Published in The Boston Globe from Feb. 16 to Feb. 17, 2013
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