Melville "Bill" Hughes, 69, husband of Susan Bailey of Bayview Road,
Ipswich, died Saturday, December 1, 2012, in the Brigham and Women’s
Salem August 13, 1943, he was the son of the late Gordon S. and
Phyllis (Powers) Hughes, formerly of Ipswich and Boca Raton, FL. Mr.
Hughes was a 1961 graduate of Ipswich High School, where he was a
student leader and valedictorian. He graduated cum laude
from Harvard College in 1965 with a major in Economics and received
a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from
the University of Chicago in 1967, with a major in Finance.
Following graduation, Bill joined the Chicago investment counsel
firm of Stein Roe & Farnham as an equities analyst. He returned to
Ipswich in 1998, working in the Boston office before retiring in
2005. He was a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and served in the
Illinois National Guard from 1967 to his honorable discharge in
All who knew
Bill, or who met him for even a brief time, would agree he was above
all else, “a true gentleman.” He welcomed his many friends and
family members to his
Great Neck home with warmth and generosity. He was a devoted father
and a member of First Church in Ipswich; special interests included
boating, fishing, skiing, and gardening. Throughout his life, Bill
met every challenge with a positive attitude, courage, and a sense
to his wife Susan, he will be deeply missed by his beloved son Todd
Hughes and his wife Amy of Franklin; his three daughters, Rebecca
Sobolewski and her husband Matthew of Burlington, Vanessa Bridson
and her husband Eric of Hanover, Holly Hughes of Beverly; two
stepsons Gregory Amazeen and Bradley Amazeen and his wife Pamela
Clancy, all of Ipswich; nine grandchildren, Rachael, Audrey, and
Gabrielle Sobolewski, Jack Hughes, Avery and Aria Bridson, Bailey,
Reagan, and Abbie Amazeen; his brother Steven Hughes and his wife
Donna of Ipswich; and his former wife, Annmarie Hughes of Ipswich.
service will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, December 6, 2012, at
the First Church in Ipswich, followed by interment in the Highland
Cemetery, Ipswich. Visiting hours are Wednesday 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in
the Whittier-Porter Funeral home, 6 High Street, Ipswich. Family and
friends are respectfully welcomed.
most sincerely requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions in
memory of Bill be made to The First Church in Ipswich, one
Meetinghouse Green, Ipswich, MA 01938, and/or to the Dana-Farber
Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215.