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Robert "Bubba" Hughes

April 26, 1951 September 20, 2019
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Robert "Bubba" Hughes, 68, passed away on September 20th, 2019, at St. Albans Health and Rehabilitation Center amidst his wife Jill and his children Doren and Anna Hughes and friend Sarah Sheltra following his brief illness.

Born in Rutland, VT on April 26th, 1951, to Gwilym and Charlotte (Griffith) Hughes. Robert grew up in Poultney, VT and graduated from Poultney High School in 1969. He then served in the United States Air Force from 1971-1975. Robert also worked at IBM for 24 years, and graduated as an engineer through the Create Program.

Robert is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Jill (LeBlanc) Hughes; son, Doren, his fiancée, Lindsay Myers and their son Hudson; daughter Anna; brothers Hugh, Trevor, Richard, and Tom and sisters-in-law Darlene Pettibone, Debra Hughes, and Terri Ann; his sister-in-law, Jennifer (LeBlanc) LaFountain and her husband Tom LaFountain. He is also survived by two very special nieces, Fred and George as well as a special godson, Adam. He is also survived by many other nieces, nephews, and godchildren that he adored and all of his loving caregivers and friends at St. Alban’s Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Robert was pre-deceased by: his parents, Gwilym and Charlotte (Griffith) Hughes; his infant sister Margaret Elizabeth Ann Hughes, and his infant son Graham Girard Hughes.

Robert enjoyed singing tenor in the Green Mountain Barbershop Chorus. For several years, up until his illness, he was active in Cardiac Capers which is a community service variety show. He enjoyed community theater and played in many other roles, like“My Fair Lady."

He was proud of his full-blooded Welch heritage of the clan of “Pencae”, meaning “Hughes on the hill.” He lived with an admiration for literature as well as a love for writing poems, enjoyed the holidays, and took comfort in his faith. He valued his family and was proud of the adults his children have become.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, from 3:00 to 6:00 PM at the Heald Funeral Home, 87 South Main Street, St. Albans. There will be a potluck gathering following at the American Legion, 100 Parah Dr, St Albans City, VT

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Welch Presbyterian Church in care of Poultney Area St. David’s Society, 60 Norton Ave., Poultney, VT 05764-1029.

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3:00 PM 10/8/2019 3:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 10/8/2019 6:00:00 PM
Heald Funeral Home

87 S. Main Street
Saint Albans, VT 05478

Heald Funeral Home
87 S. Main Street Saint Albans 05478 VT
United States

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Welch Presbyterian Church

Poultney Area St. David's Society
60 Norton Avenue
Poultney, VT 05764-1029

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