CORINNA - Robert Edward Hughes, 80, passed away peacefully at his home Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Robert was born July 11, 1934 in Newport, to Harold V. and Gwendolyn Louise (Bowley) Hughes.
He was a graduate of Corinna Union Academy, class of 1952, attended Fitchburg [MA] State College and served a four year apprenticeship at Saco Lowell Shops in Saco. Robert married Joanne (Petit) Hughes in 1956, and raised their family in Salem, NH. Robert enjoyed a career that spanned four decades at Raytheon Manufacturing Company in Andover, MA. As a Senior Engineer he worked on the Patriot missile; a source of pride he carried with him throughout his life. His work also allowed Robert to experience extensive travel, allowing him to explore much of the world.
Robert led a very active and full life. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, four-wheeling, and piloting his private plane. He was an accomplished musician and member of the Maine Country Music Association. Robert loved animals, especially his beloved dog, Sophie. He enjoyed time with his family at his camp on Big Indian Lake in St. Albans.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Joanne (Petit) Hughes of Corinna; his son Steven H. Hughes and his significant other Lisa Walker of Corinna;, his daughter Alayne (Hughes) Flionis of Corinna; 3 grand-daughters, Jennifer (Flionis) Leighton and her husband Ryan Leighton of St. Albans, Kerrie (Flionis) Lattari and husband Ken Lattari of Saco, and Holly Hughes and her fiancé Corey Bonnevie of Chelsea; 2 great-grandsons Ryan and Caleb Leighton of St. Albans; and an extended network of family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 4 PM Friday, April 3th, at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 P.M. prior to the funeral. Burial will be in the Corinna Center Cemetery later in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Robert's name to the Alzheimer's Association, Maine Chapter, 383 U. S. Route 1, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074; or online at http//alzfdn.org
Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com