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Graveside Service

St. John's Cemetery
Tuesday May 31st, 2022

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Frederic E. Hugo

Frederic E. Hugo, 79, of Gardner, died peacefully Saturday, May 14, 2022, in St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Brighton, after an illness.

Born in Melrose on June 11, 1942, he was the son of the late Charles and Geraldine (Duncan) Hugo. He graduated from Wakefield High School with the Class of 1960 and received a Bachelor of Art Degree in Economics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with the Class of 1964, where he was also in the Army ROTC program. Upon graduating, Fred entered the United States Army as commissioned officer serving from 1964 until 1966, where he received the National Defense Service Medal, and the Army Commendation Medal. Fred was a Classification Specialist employed by the Army Corps of Engineers for 27-years prior to his retirement. He was previously employed by the Pentagon Defense Intelligence Agency and the Agency for International Development.

Fred had many pastimes which included woodworking and working on cars. He enjoyed going on trips especially to go skiing. Fred’s greatest joy was found when he was with his family, always treasuring the special moments had together.  

Fred is survived by his wife of 57-years, Carol J. (Cycz) Hugo, of Gardner; a son, Morgan Hugo of Amherst; three brothers, Richard Hugo and his wife Ellie of New Hampshire, Joseph Hugo Beltsville, MD and John Hugo of Salem; two sisters, Jane Hugo of Leeds, and Dorothy Bickford and her husband Tom of Kittery, ME; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by a son, Gordon Hugo, who died in 2008, and two brothers, David and Robert Hugo.

Graveside Services with Military Honors will be held Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at 11:30 a.m. in St. John’s Cemetery, West Street, Gardner, MA.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Gardner Relay for Life, PO Box 2438, Kennesaw, GA 30156. Please reference in memory Frederic E. Hugo.

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Morgan and family, I'm sorry for your loss.

Chuck Hurlburt May 24 2022 10:54 AM

Dear Fred,
You were always there with a helping hand with moving, babysitting, building, sharing your knowledge, humor, caring and opinions. It seems like yesterday when you taught me how to shoot a rifle, polka dance and have family fun. Give Steve and Gordon a hug when you see them. Love always, Diane~

Diane Cycz May 21 2022 10:34 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Frederic Hugo

Jameson Cycz May 21 2022 9:57 AM

Uncle Freddie was indeed one of a kind. One of the hardest working people I knew and always happy to lend a hand. Hadn’t seen him in a while since we moved South but many fond memories when we were kids. RIP.

Andy Hugo May 20 2022 11:41 AM

Fred, you will be so deeply missed. You were one of a kind, larger than life. I will miss your words of wisdom and your witty jokes. Rest In Peace.

Ashley Woo May 17 2022 10:43 PM