Robert 'Spike' Charles Hughes

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Robert 'Spike' Charles Hughes

November 09, 1952 - December 05, 2018

Howland Robert "Spike" Charles Hughes, 66, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, at Togus VA Medical Center in Augusta, Maine, surrounded by loved ones. He was born on Nov. 9, 1952, in Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts, the fourth of seven children.
He grew up in Howland, Maine, where he graduated from Penobscot Valley High School in 1972. He was predeceased by his parents, Robert R. Hughes and Celina (Doustou) Hughes; his younger brother, Joseph; and his daughter, Rheanna (Hughes) Young.
He is survived by his longtime partner, Gay McLeod of Cashmere, Washington; his son, Benjamin Hughes of Alamogordo, New Mexico; his daughter, Ruth Hughes of Alamogordo, New Mexico; five sisters, Theresa Slowikowski of Chattanooga, Tennessee; Lucie York of Interlachen, Florida; Mary Hughes of Portland, Maine; Kathryn Collins of Brewer, Maine; Cynthia Beam of Ocala, Florida; five grandchildren; and a large extended family.
Spike was a veteran who served his country in the US Army where he was honorably discharged in 1976. Spike was well-known as an authority in the fields of ghost hunting and gold prospecting.
His loved ones will host a Celebration of Life at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at the American Legion Hall in Howland, followed by a 6 p.m. memorial Mass at St. Leo Catholic Church in Howland.
In lieu of flowers, donations are appreciated for the benefit of Gay McLeod at P.O. Box 149, Howland, ME 04448, to offset funeral expenses. Arrangements in care of Lamson Funeral Home, Clay Chapel, Lincoln. Online condolences may be expressed at
Published on December 6, 2018
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Kurt & Susie (Cummings) Babineau
Dec 14, 2018
Dear Family - So sorry to hear of Spike's passing. We were just talking about him in the passing of Stephen. Danny & Lorna mentioned what a good neighbor he always was to Aunt Muriel and how he helped her. Please accept our sincere sympathy and prayers.
fred martineau
Dec 11, 2018
ihave many good
memorries of spike pannining
Dec 10, 2018
Rick Lee
Dec 09, 2018
Spike was a very interesting man He was very likeable and knew alot about current affairs He will be missed
Harold Murray
Dec 08, 2018
sad to hear about a good friend
I learned a lot from this man about gold prospecting and I passed it down to my children also you was a very valid member of the Bangor Ghost Hunters Association he will be missed dearly rest in peace my friend
April Thompson
Dec 07, 2018
So sorry yo hear. Spike was a great man. He will be missed.
TimSr ,Mary and Tim Wilkerson and Family
Dec 07, 2018
Sorry for your loss :( at the same time he's in Heaven looking down on us Amen fly high , Until we meet again .
Deborah hichborn
Dec 07, 2018
Omg! Im so shocked and very sad to learn of spikes passing. He was one of the kindest men ive ever known. My condolences go out to gaye and his family.