Peabody, MA — Lewis F. “Luke” Mc Hugh, 77, of Peabody, died Monday evening at his residence with his family by his side after a year-long illness. He was the husband of Mary H. (Malionek) McHugh, with whom he shared 51 years of marriage. He was born in Peabody, the son of the late Louis F. and Blanche (Gagnon) McHugh, and was a lifelong resident of Peabody. He graduated from Peabody High School in 1954, where he was an outstanding player on the hockey team that won the North Shore League championship and played at Lake Placid, N.Y., in the finals of the U.S. School Championship.
Upon graduation, he studied his apprenticeship as an electrician. He was a member of Local 259 I.B.E.W. of Salem, and served a short term as treasurer. Local 259 then merged with Local 103 out of Dorchester. His service to both locals was more than 58 years, prior to his retirement. Luke was drafted in the U.S. Army and served two years in Germany with the Signal Corps and also served two years with the Army Reserve in Salem. He lovingly leaves his wife, Mary, of Peabody; his three sons and daughters–in-law, Michael and Mary McHugh of Amesbury, Brian and Louise McHugh of Ipswich, and Patrick and Laura McHugh of Millwood, N.Y.; and a daughter and son-in-law, Erin and Kevin Barry of Beverly. He was blessed with nine grandchildren, Ryan, Zachary, Sean, Jillian, Amanda, Luke, and Connor McHugh, Brigid Ann Barry, and infant William McHugh, who died at birth. He also leaves two brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Blanche McHugh of Lakeway, Texas, and George and Mary Mc Hugh of Dublin, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Walter McHugh who died in 1975.