Published in the November 20, 2015 edition

NEWBURY — Richard A. “Dick” Hughes, 77, passed away at Massachusetts General Hospital on Nov. 10.

Richard was born in Brookline on April 15, 1938 to the late James and Catherine (Finn) Hughes. He was raised in Brookline and graduated from Brookline High School, Class of 1956, where he was the captain of the hockey and baseball teams and was a member of the golf team.

While living in Brookline as a young man, Richard caddied at The Country Club in Brookline for many notables, including Francis Ouimet.

After high school, Richard joined the U.S. Army and served his country with pride in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Army National Guard during the Korean War. After his discharge from the Army in 1959, Mr. Hughes attended Boston University, graduated from BU in 1963 and married his wife Judy whom he met while at BU.

Mr. Hughes was the president of Interfold Systems, a print paper company he has owned for the past 35 years.

He lived in Melrose for 47 years and the past five years on Plum Island in Newbury. Dick has been a member of Bellevue Golf Club since 1975, where he served on the board and was on the tournament committee for several years.

He had a great sense of humor, a passion for golf and was an avid student of the game. Richard enjoyed watching movies, whether old or new, was a huge Boston sports fan and was very proud of his Irish heritage.

He enjoyed working around his Larchmont Road home on the second hole of Bellevue Golf Course in Melrose, either climbing a ladder to paint or working on the grounds.

But most of all he adored his children and grandchildren, teaching his children Laura and Bryan to play golf or watching cartoons with his grandchildren Caroline, Sean and James.

Richard was the beloved husband of 52 years to Judith A. (Zarella) Hughes. He was the devoted father to Laura A. Hughes of Cambridge and Bryan R. Hughes and his wife Anna of Brookline. He was the cherished grandfather of Caroline, Sean and James. He was the loving brother of John David Hughes of Westwood, James Francis Hughes and his wife Bette of Brockton and Kathleen Coleman and her husband David of Brookline. He is also survived by numerous loving nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation was held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 West Foster St., Melrose on Friday, Nov. 13, from 4 to 8 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Mary Church, Herbert Street, Melrose on Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

Private burial service at Holyhood Cemetery in Brookline.

Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund, 300 Arnold Palmer Blvd., Norton MA 02766 or To leave an online condolence please visit