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Hugh W. Mitchell

Hugh Wallace Mitchell, 81, died on February 8, 2014 at Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston following a brief illness. He was born in Madrid, Spain on December 18, 1932 the son of the late Ward Mayhew Parker Mitchell and Eleanor Washington (Swann) Mitchell. Hugh is survived by his cousin John Hanson Mitchell of Littleton and two nieces and two nephews. He was the brother of the late Chiquita (Mitchell) Sturgis of Weston who died in 1996 and Guy R. Mitchell who died in 1993. Hugh has resided in Wayland for the past 10 years and previously resided in Weston and Natick. He spent his formative years in Brookline and with his siblings was a graduate of Noble and Greenough School of Dedham. He received his BA in English from Yale University in New Haven, CT. He had a long and distinguished career in the newspaper industry. He began his career as a copy editor with the New Bedford Standard Times, then with the Worcester Telegram and retired after many years with the Boston Globe. He was an accomplished musician playing the piano and the fiddle entertaining people most recently at the Stow Senior Center. Hugh was a people person and loved to meet people from all walks of life. He had many friends he would chat and visit with at Mels in Cochituate and at the Central Caf in Natick. He recently late last summer self published a book called Dream Horses that dealt with psychic message about horse racing. Memorial visitations will be held on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the John C. Bryant Funeral Home, 56 Pemberton Road (Off Rte. 30), Wayland. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts in Hughs memory may be sent to a local public library. For online condolences and directions please visit www.johncbryantfuneralhome.com.

Published in MetroWest Daily News on Feb. 23, 2014
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