John Michael Hughes

John Michael Hughes, 90, of Milton, passed away peacefully in his home on Monday, July 23, 2018, surrounded by family.

Born on December 29, 1927 to Charles and Elizabeth Hughes. John was raised and educated in Boston. After graduating from Boston Latin School and Boston College, he embarked on a career in education.

John worked in the Boston Public Schools for more than forty years, including two decades as Principal of the Richard J. Murphy School in Dorchester. He enjoyed a second career as the Founding Headmaster of the Willauer School on Thompson Island in Boston and spent a decade as Adjunct Faculty at Simmons College School of Education.

He spoke multiple languages and taught Russian, German, French, Latin and Greek. He enjoyed painting and playing music, whether it be piano, organ or cello. Above all John’s greatest joy was his family.

Beloved husband of the late Barbara F. (Connolly) Hughes. Loving father of John M. of New York and David A. Hughes of Vermont. Cherished brother of the late Agnes Brackett, Jeanne E. and Charles J. Hughes.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Mary of the Hills Church, Milton, Friday July 27 at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited.  Interment Saint Joseph Cemetery.

In Lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to: Barbara Connolly Hughes Memorial Scholarship, Suffolk University Law School, 120 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02108