Donald E. Hughes


prescott-evartsDonald E. Hughes, 80, of Natick died Sunday July 9, 2017 at the Mary Ann Morse Nursing Home in Natick.

He was the beloved husband of Susan (Allen) Hughes. Born in Natick and a lifelong resident, he was the devoted son of the late Walter J. and Margaret H. (Peterson) Hughes.

Mr. Hughes was a Realtor in the Natick area for over 40 years, owning and operating Hughes and Hughes Realty Company of South Natick. A true Natickite he proudly served on numerous Boards in Natick Town Government for many years, his experience and wise council was highly regarded and sought by generations in the Natick business community. He enjoyed golf, working on his Classic car collection, and was a member of the Natick Elks.

Mr. Hughes was a graduate of Suffolk law School in 1970, Harvard University, Class of 1960 where he roomed at Eliot House, majored in government, Cheshire Academy in 1956 and Natick High School class of 1955.

He was a Veteran of the United States Armyserving as a Lieutenant in Military Intelligence.

In addition to his wife he is survived by two children Robert Swartz of Burlington CT, Tracey Orciuch and her husband Joseph of Bourne, grandchildren Andrew and Amanda Orciuch and nephews Kevin Hughes of Atlanta GA, and Michael Hughes of Weston. He was also the brother of the late Jack Hughes. Relatives and friends were invited to attend his funeral Service on Friday July 14 at 12:00 Noon in the John Everett and Sons Funeral Home 4 Park Street, at Natick Common. Burial followed in Glenwood Cemetery South Natick. Expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to Homes for Our Troops 6 Main Street Taunton MA 02780. For directions and to sign the online Guest Book please visit:

Published in MetroWest Daily News, July 12, 2017