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William F. Hughes

January 13, 1938 — June 11, 2024

of Reading, formerly of Charlestown, Massachusetts

William F. Hughes

William F. Hughes of Reading, formerly of Charlestown, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family, on Tuesday, June 11th, 2024.  He was the beloved husband for 55 years of the late Janice A. (Ricci) Hughes.   William was the loving son of the late William F. Hughes, Jr. and the late Catherine E. (Shannon) Hughes.

Bill grew up in Charlestown and graduated from Cathedral High School.  He volunteered for the US Army in 1956, was stationed in Germany, and would be honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant.

William enrolled at Bentley College where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.

From there, Bill enjoyed his years working at State Street Bank and Trust where he would ascend to the Executive team at the age of 30 and later promoted to President of State Street Bank Realty.   Bill would marry the love of his life, Janice, in 1964 and move to Reading to raise their family.

He was the devoted father of William Hughes and his wife, Anna, Susan Surabian and her husband Ronald, and Christopher Hughes and his wife Kimberly.  Cherished Pa of 9 grandchildren, whom he loved with all his heart:   William and Caroline Hughes, Thomas, Elizabeth and Kathryn Surabian, and Alexandra, Ava, Olivia and Brendan Hughes.   Bill is the loving brother of Lorraine Keaney and her late husband Edward, Geraldine Goggin and her late husband John, Kathleen Village and her husband Christopher, and Carolyn Kenney and her husband Bernard.

Funeral from the Doherty - Barile Family Home, 11 Linden St. READING, Saturday, June 15th at 9:30am followed by a Funeral Mass Celebrating Bill’s Eternal Life in St. Athanasius Church, 300 Haverhill St. Reading at 10:30am.  Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share memories with Bill’s Family on Friday, June 14th from 4-7pm in the Funeral Home.  Parking attendants and elevator are available.   Interment Wood End Cemetery, Reading.

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Visitation

Friday, June 14, 2024

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Barile Family Funeral Home-Reading

11 Linden Street, Reading, MA 01867

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, June 15, 2024

Starts at 10:30 am (Eastern time)

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Interment

Saturday, June 15, 2024

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