Edward Gordon McHugh, Jr. age 85 of Whitneywood, 1161 Whitney Ave, Hamden, passed away on Thursday, January 28, 2010. Born in New Haven, he served for four years in the US Navy during WWII. Upon discharge, he joined the United Advertising Co, then transferred to its sister company, UMC Electronics, where he was employed for 40 years, retiring as Sr. Vice President. The company's main product was the manufacturing of aircraft test-stand equipment. At one time, the company was the leader in the field. Mr. McHugh loved the outdoor life. At one time he owned German shepherds which he showed frequently. His champion male dog, Lance, a German import, was also shown at the Westminster Show in NYC where only champions can qualify. He was also an ardent fan of the sport of pigeon raising and racing and had won many trophies. He was a member of several bird and shepherd clubs and also a member of several professional associations, including the Swampscott Club. He had been an association director and officer for twenty years at Whitneywood, where he and his wife resided for 24 years. He is survived by his loving wife, Gloria Regionale; his beloved son and daughter-in-law, Marc Gordon (Margaret Wiggins) of Swampscott, MA; and his adored granddaughter, Kellie Anne of Swampscott. He also leaves his brother, Robert of Hamden, and a sister Joan Conway of Florida. There will be no calling hours. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at a later date. Private interment and final rites will be handled by BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden and will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Raphael Foundation, 1450 Chapel St., New Haven, CT 06511 or CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405. The McHugh family would like to extend a very special recognition to Dr. Joseph Cardinale, to his superb staff, to the doctors and nurses at the St. Raphael's ICU, and to the wonderful caretakers at CT Hospice, all of whom performed beyond the call of duty and gave Mr. McHugh such loving care. Where are the 'Nobel Prizes' for these very special angels of mercy??

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  1. I was very sad to hear of the passing of Mr. McHugh. I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. McHugh years ago when he became one of my patients at the Fr. McGivney Cancer Center. Mr.McHugh was a wonderful man who always had an interesting story to tell. I feel very comfortable speaking for everyone at the Fr. McGivney Cancer Center when I say that he will be sorely missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to his entire family.

  2. Marc, please accept our condolences on the passing of your Dad. He was one of my favorite people. I am sure you have many wonderful memories. Our thoughts are with you and your family. Please give my best to Peg

  3. Dear Gloria. I’m very sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. He was always very kind to David and I. May you find comfort in memories of joyful times together. With sympathy–Pam

  4. Marc, Peggy, Kellie: We were sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. We are thinking of you during this difficult time. Mike and Anne Johnson

  5. Dear Poppy, I never got to say goodbye, and I just wanted to tell you that you’re the best grandfather, mentor, and friend I may ever have. I will always treasure the lessons you taught me and will remember you forever. I’m sure you are an angel in heaven, Love, your Granddaughter, Kellie

  6. While I only had the opportunity to meet Ed on a few occasions, it was always clear that he was a very loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather. My sincere condolences to his family. and friends

  7. Dear Poppy, I never got to say goodbye, and I just wanted to tell you that you’re the best grandfather, mentor, and friend I may ever have. I will always treasure the lessons you taught me and will remember you forever. I’m sure you are an angel in heaven, Love, your Granddaughter, Kellie

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