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HUGHES, Joseph "Bill" William WWII US Navy Veteran, Retiree of Raytheon Company Age 89, of Needham, formerly of Reading, after a short illness March 14, 2017. Beloved husband of Mary Lou (Edman) Hughes, 18 years, and the late Claire L. (MacKerron) Hughes, 45 years. Joe was Manager of International Activities for Raytheon's Missile Systems Division. Joe was a proud WW II US Navy veteran and a devoted father and husband who enjoyed family, travel, volunteering at the Museum of Science and providing tax assistance to elders. Joe is preceded in death by his brother David Hughes of Billerica and his grandson Corey Dunn of Charlotte, NC., and is survived by his wife Mary Lou, his sons Michael Hughes and wife Laura, Richard Hughes and wife Patricia, Christopher Hughes and wife Terri, his daughter Karen Dunn and her partner Dale Smith, his sister Carol (Hughes) Kelliher, his beloved grandchildren Eric Dunn and Erin, Alex, Kathryn, Sophia and Lydia Hughes and several nieces and nephews. Friends and relatives are invited to calling hours on Friday, March 17th from 4:00-7:00 pm at the Eaton Funeral Home, 1351 Highland Ave, NEEDHAM, MA. A funeral service celebrating Joe's life will be held at the Needham Congregational Church, 1154 Great Plain Ave, Needham, Saturday, March 18th at 11:00 am with a reception immediately following in the Fellowship Hall. In lieu of flowers, Joe requested that donations be made to the Museum of Science Eye Opener Program. For more instructions on donating, directions or to share a memory of Joe please visit
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