Dorothy T. McHugh, 84


Dorothy McHugh

Dorothy McHugh

SOUTH PORTLAND — Dorothy T. McHugh, 84, of South Portland and Bridgton, passed away peacefully in her sleep on June 17, 2016. She died of complications from dementia.

She was born to her parents, Edward and Clara Moran, on Aug. 31, 1931, in Portland.

Dorothy graduated from South Portland High School in 1949 and Portland Business School. She began a long and successful career as a secretary for local businesses. During this time, she discovered skiing at Pleasant Mountain, where she met her husband, Christy; they were married until his death in 2001. They were lifelong members of the Downeast Ski Club and raised their five children to share their love of skiing. The family divided time between South Portland and Bridgton, where they made many lifelong friends. Upon retirement, Dorothy and Christy moved to “camp” on the Old County Road, where they enjoyed many happy years. She loved to spend time skiing, picking blueberries, and canoeing on the Saco River and Moose Pond. She also enjoyed gardening, the annual trips to the Fryeburg Fair, and listening to the symphony on the Fourth of July.

She was predeceased by her parents; her brother Richard; and her husband of 49 years, Christy R. McHugh.

She is survived by her brother Tom of Florida; her sons, Daniel of Schrewsbury, Mass., John of Aspen, Colo., Theodore of South Portland, and Scott of Rehoboth, Del.; her three grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members. She will be missed.

Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, June 25, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Conroy-Tully Walker South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland. A funeral service will follow in the funeral home at 11:30 a.m. Interment will follow at New Calvary Cemetery, Broadway. To view Dorothy’s memorial page or to share an online condolence, please see:

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