MCHUGH, WALTER J. Walter J. McHugh, 87, of Canton, CT, passed from this world on March 21, 2014, and into the loving arms of his beloved wife Elizabeth (Hughes) McHugh who predeceased him. At his side, both in good health and in sickness, were his three devoted children, Scott McHugh of Canton, CT, Denise McHugh, M.D. of Litchfield, NH and Donna McHugh, M.D. of Canton, CT. Walter was born in New York City on March 22, 1926, son of the late Walter and Josephine McHugh. He attended catholic schools growing up and graduated from Pace University with a Bachelors Degree in accounting. He served as an Army Sergeant in secure communications overseas during World War II. Upon returning home and finishing his degree he began his professional career. He worked at large advertising and law firms performing accounting and personal management, working in Providence, RI and New York City until his retirement at age 75. A few years later Walter and Elizabeth relocated to Canton to be closer to their grandchildren in Connecticut and New Hampshire. While here he enriched many lives including those of his grandchildren, Alexa, Jack and Jessica Szczepanski of Canton, CT and Kelsey and Lisa Adams of Litchfield, NH and his sons-in-law, Andrew Szczepanski, M.D. and Douglas Adams. He is also survived by his brother Robert (Elaine) McHugh of Brooklyn, NY and sister, Florence (Paul) Scileppi of Kresgeville, PA. He was predeceased by his brother Edward and sister Irene. He always enjoyed the company of his fun loving nieces and nephews, those surviving his include Jack Fitts, Debbie Neuschler, Jim Gale, Russel and Keith McHugh, Pamela Klivan and Ken and Greg Scileppi. He was predeceased by his nephew Richard Gale. He also enjoyed his great nieces and nephews, even though he might not always get their names correct on the first try. Walter loved attending his grandchildren’s ball games, watching the UCONN Women’s Basketball team play (and win) and watching Mets Baseball, (who usually lost). But what he loved most in life was being with his wife Liz, even if it was a trip to the local store. His humor, generosity and deeply caring ways will be forever missed. Calling hours will be held Friday, March 28th from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Vincent Funeral Home, 120 Albany Turnpike in Canton, CT. Family and friends may gather at the funeral home at 9:15 AM on Saturday, March 29th for procession to St. Patrick’s Church in Collinsville, CT for a 10:00 Funeral Mass of Christian Burial. Entombment will follow in the Simsbury Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the HHT Foundation International, P.O. Box 329, Monkton, MD 21111. This was a cause very near and dear to Walter. Please visit Walter’s “Book of Memories” at www.vincentfuneralhome.com for online condolences.
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Vincent Funeral Homes
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Published in registercitizen on Mar. 26, 2014