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James P."Jim" McHugh, 61 of Weymouth died peacefully on March 27, 2017. He was born and raised in Weymouth, the second child, first son, of James F. and Katherine M. McHugh. He was educated at Weymouth North High School where he graduated in 1973. Jim was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was proud to have served his country honorably from 1978-1984. Later in life, he was a proud member of the Lakeview Tenants Association, having been twice elected unanimously as President of the board. He worked tirelessly as an advocate for public housing tenants, helping to better the lives of neighbors and friends. Furthering this venture, he also served a brief tenure in the Massachusetts Union of Public Housing Tenants, helping to propose and amend laws relating to, and benefitting those who live in public housing all over the Commonwealth. His work in this area was truly inspiring to those around him and leaves a mark that will never be forgotten. In his spare time, Jim loved to collect sports cards and memorabilia. Additionally he reveled in studying his familys genealogy, alongside his father. It became a passion of his, even tracing his family history back to the original settlers of the Plymouth Colony, the Pilgrims. Jim also took great delight in entertaining countless pre-schoolers and elementary students by becoming Santa Claus at Christmastime. Jim was a loving father and leaves three sons: James D., Stephen, and Brian. He is also survived by his father, James F., his sister Margaret and her husband William Taber. He also leaves his five younger brothers: John, Thomas, Robert and his wife Christine, Scott, Joseph and his wife Marie. Furthermore, he leaves several nieces and nephews. He will forever be missed and loved. The amount of lives he has touched and his unmistakable sense of humor will never be forgotten. A private family celebration of Jims life will be held at a later date. Donations may be made in Jims memory to the Weymouth Youth and Family Services, 1393 Pleasant Street, East Weymouth, MA 02189.
Published in The Weymouth News from Apr. 3 to Apr. 12, 2017
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