Francis "Red" McHugh Jr., 87, of Cape Coral passed away Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at his residence in Cape Coral. Mr. McHugh was born in Old Forge, Pa., April 28, 1925, a son of Francis McHugh Sr. and Gwendolyn Phillips McHugh. He was retired from the United States government with 30 years of faithful service. Moving to Florida in 1983 from New Jersey, he became head of maintenance for First Baptist Church in Fort Myers retiring at the age of 80. He was a member of Gulf Coast Baptist Church in Cape Coral. A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of the Navy Seabee Veterans of America.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 65 years, Connie McHugh of Cape Coral; his children, Gary (Sue Ann) McHugh and Robert (Denise) McHugh, both of New Jersey, and Lenny McHugh, Dennis McHugh and Tylor McHugh of Cape Coral; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; a brother, James McHugh, and a sister, Betty Grassick, both of North Fort Myers.
A Memorial Service will be announced at a later date.
The family is being assisted by Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, Fort Myers.