Steven R. Hughson

February 3rd, 2016

Steven Robert Hughson, age 26, of Wilmington and Boylston, beloved son of Steven and Denise Hughson passed away unexpectedly on February 2, 2016, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.

Steven is survived by his mother and father, Denise and Steven Hughson, he was loving brother of Matthew, Alexander, and Melissa Hughson, all of Boylston, MA. Cherished grandson of Jean and the late Robert Hughson of Wilmington, Robert and Kathleen Lord of Tyngsboro, and the late Esther Lord. Steven is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.

Steven was born May 9, 1989 in Lowell and attended Wilmington schools until age seven. He attended Boylston Schools and graduated from Tahanto High School in 2007. He was employed at Peterson Party Center in Woburn for the last ten years.

Steve enjoyed sports and recreational activities. He played in Boylston youth soccer and baseball as well as Shrewsbury youth hockey for many years. He still enjoyed playing adult hockey in recent years. He was an avid camper and back country hiker. He enjoyed many excursions in the White Mountains and north country of New Hampshire with family and friends.

Steve was affectionately known by friends as “Chesire” or “Oscar the Grouch” at work for his businesslike approach. Steve’s sometimes “grouchy” exterior belied a very gentle, kind and generous nature which was apparent to all who were fortunate enough to know him. Steve will be sadly missed by his family and friends who loved him very dearly.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Friday, February 5th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Thomas Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday, February 4th from 5:00-9:00 p.m. Memorial donations in Steven’s name may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114.


35 Entries in Guest Book for “Steven R. Hughson”

  1. Irene Moge says:

    I am so sorry, this is just not how life is suppose to be! Parents should not be bury there children. Steven and Denise and family I am so sorry you are going through this. Stevie was such a good person, he will be missed by all. Love you guys!

  2. Margaret Abbott says:

    Love and prayers for all the family — so sad for such a precious life to be taken. Love also to my cousin Jeanne Hughson, his grandmother.

  3. Richard,Susan, Alex,Aaron, and Rachel says:

    Denise, Steve, Matt, Alex and Melis, We are deeply saddened by your loss. The loss of Steve is a loss to all who were fortunate to have known him. You are in our prayers, may God bless and comfort you all, may he grant Steve eternal rest, and you, his family, the strength to endure your unspeakable pain.

  4. Bob McCormick says:

    Steve, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with a you and your family.

  5. Charlotte Nagle says:

    Sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers for you and the Hughson Family.R.I.P.Young Man.Too Young.

  6. Cleria Burnell says:

    Steve, Denise, Matt, Alex and Melissa,
    I am sorry for you loss. God give you strength during this difficult time.

  7. Holly Desroches says:

    Steve, Denise, Matt, Alex and Melissa,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you. May faith uphold you, and loving memories carry you through. So sorry for your loss, may Steven R.I.P.
    My love to all of you.

  8. Steve Clark says:

    Steve, I am so sorry for you loss, my deepest condolences to you and your family.

  9. Michael St.Pierre says:

    Dear Denise, Such a sudden and tragic moment no one should have to go through. To you and your family I am so sorry for your loss.

  10. Patti Hughson Doren says:

    There are no words. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  11. John mastropietro says:

    Steveeee i am speechless you were one of a hasn’t hit me yet,love you,I will miss you….. Who am I gonna go on adventures with?…….

  12. Taylor says:

    My boyfriend was also in a motorcycle accident. Awareness needs to be promoted about other drivers being aware or motorcycle and motorcycle safety, I am terribly sorry for your loss. Sometimes there is just no explaining these things

  13. carol allen says:

    my heartfelt sympathy to his parents, family, and friends. There is a loss that will be felt forever, but thank God for memories.

  14. Tammy Snyder says:

    We will forever miss you. but never forgot you .these last two days I have talked with my children we remember all the good times we shared as a family. and the kids told me the things that they remember about there cousin Steve . we smiled laughed cryed.but in all we learned that family time is important. I love you all and can’t wait to hug you hold you and just be with my family you are my world. love you all so very much from the bottom of my heart.RIP my sweet steven.

  15. Jill Pupkar says:

    I was sad to hear about this and I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  16. rick noel and family says:

    Denise and family,

    There are no words to explain your loss, we feel the pain and sorrow, god bless you and your family, may Steve rest in peace in the arms of the Lord.

  17. Patricia & Ron Morrow says:

    Our hearts are broken for your loss of such a beautiful life, taken too soon. You are all in our prayers, Steven, Denise & family and his grandmother, Jean Hughson. May God comfort you all at this time.1

  18. Pete Rose says:

    God brings life into this world one by one, so he or she can enjoy the beautiful world he has given us. He also takes us away from his world one by one. God has taken Steve away from us all. But Steve is in God’s loving arms now and will receive eternal peace and love. And one by one we will all be there with you. We all love you Steve.

  19. The Dexter Family says:

    We are so sorry to hear the terrible news – Steve was an excellent neighbor and friend to our kids. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

  20. The Duquette family says:

    To the Hughson family, we are so sorry for your heartbreaking loss. Our thoughts are with all of you.

  21. Tracy Cassidy says:

    I had the honor of working with Steven, as our companies executed events together. I was always glad to see Steven on the job as PPC rolled in the door. He could not have been nicer or more helpful to me. He was sweet, funny and kind every time we worked together.

    I am sure you know all these things. I hope it comforts you to know he was such a positive presence. Sorry for your loss.

  22. Michael Gagnon says:

    To the Hughson family,
    My deepest regret and sympathy goes out to you , Steve was a great , funny guy who always had a smile on his face and was a pleasure to work with and will be missed.

  23. Tammy Shepard & family says:

    Denise and family, There are no words for such an unimaginable loss, may you find comfort in your memories.

  24. Pam Ethier says:

    Denise and family, There are no words to say how sorry I am for your sudden loss. Sometimes life is just not fair. Think of all the happy memories to get your through this very sad time and hug your loved ones a little tighter. ????

  25. Rick Cain says:

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My heart goes out to the entire family. My memory of Steven will always be how hard he made us laugh at talent shows and how much he loved his family. May you all keep happy memories.

  26. Donna Duffy says:

    My deepest condolences to you and your family on your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all during this difficult time. I pray for strength and comfort for your family at this difficult time.

  27. The Martinez Family says:

    We are heartbroken over your loss. Your family has always been so kind to our children and wonderful neighbors. Our deepest condolences to you all. Steve will be remembered always.

  28. Ekera says:

    Auntie Denise, Uncle Steven, Matty, Alex, and Meliss…
    I love you guys, this just isnt fair at all. I miss you guys all so much imnso sorry that you all are going through this but always remember all the good memories and keep those up front! Stevie wouldnt want you to be upset he would want you to remember him as the happy outgoing spirit that he was. I know how this is its rough but i do promise you things we get better with time. I love you all so much … Sending my love and prayers your way family! God has a couple of the moat beautiful angels by his side.

    Love always,

  29. The Gothing Family says:

    Steve will be missed greatly and his memory will remain; you are a bright and loving family. Our deepest condolences. Our love and prayers to your family.

  30. The Longvall family says:

    So sorry for your loss
    You are in Our thoughts and prayers

  31. Steve Hughson says:

    On behalf of my entire family, I’d like to thank everyone who showed such love and affection for our boy and our family during this sorrowful time. I am grateful for all the nice things people have said and done for us over the last difficult days. Gifts of food, flowers, hugs, prayers, smiles, rides, snow blowing, errands, understanding and warm stories about Steve are all greatly appreciated more than can be expressed.

    Over the week, Steve’s friends from high school, work and life in general held impromptu memorial celebrations of his life at multiple locations. Some toasted loudly to the memory of Steve. Some wept and said quiet prayers. Some came from very far away. Some of Steve’s family created paintings and wrote poetry. Some created touching displays or sang like an angel to creatively express their love for Steve. I witnessed Steve’s siblings and cousins console each other in great human entanglements of love and sorrow that made me so proud of my amazing family. It is apparent that we are truly blessed to have such wonderful family and friends.

    I was truly surprised at how many people I have never met before that told me how much they love my son. I heard different stories about how he readily offered friendship and it occurred to me that Steve meant different things to different people. To some, he was a buddy for an adventure and good times. Several young men told me that he was one of the first friendly faces to make them feel welcome when they were new at work and how they enjoyed being on jobs with him. Several of Steve’s customers told me how they loved him and became friends. They told me seeing his face would brighten their day. Of the many people who shared memories of Steve, there were some common threads across all of the memories. The most common thread to all stories were memories of his easy smile and kind nature.

    To his family, Steve is a son, brother, cousin, nephew and grandson. Although he had many friends in many places, he stayed especially close with his siblings and cousins. Over these last few days I’ve been looking at pictures of Steve as a child and I see the same faces that I see in the most recent pictures. I see Steve hugging and mugging with his sister, brothers and cousins continuously for the last 26 years.

    He was a loving son who would write how much he loved and respected us on Mother and Father’s day cards. To his mom, he was her baby boy. That never changes. May 9th, 1989 was the best day of my life when Steven, our first son was born. He was a beautiful, bright and loving boy. We were the first to enjoy his sweet smile that everyone else has come to know. To be fair I should also say that we came to know that he was a willful boy. That did not change. This is obvious to anyone who ever set their will against his. The term “hard head” was affectionately and accurately heard when people shared memories of Steve. Steve was an individual with a strong spirit and we will always love him dearly.

    We’ve been blessed with three other wonderful children since then. Each of their births were the most joyous days of our lives. We’ve been blessed with countless joyous days since. With the love of each other will have joyous days again. But not for a while. There is a wound to our hearts and souls that won’t soon be healed. As time goes by and the sharp memories of the tragedy fade, may the wonderful memories of Steve be first in our minds and hearts.

    Please pray for the soul of our boy Steve. May his smile bring a smile to the face of angels. We will always love him. Rest in peace sweet son.

  32. Christy Hays says:

    Denise, I pray for you and your family to be surrounded by Angels. If you need anything please let me know. So sorry.

  33. Williams Family says:

    Condolences to the Hughson family. May the “God of Comfort” bring you comfort and peace at this difficult time (2 Corinthians 1:3 & 4). Your family are in our prayers.

  34. Lorraine (Lori Gangi) Scantlin says:

    I can’t imagine the pain of losing a child, but I do believe he is with our Heavenly Father in heaven, enjoying the company of loved ones who have passed. Steven and Denise, you raised a very sweet and loving boy who always carried a cheerful smile with him, he will be missed by all. There are no words to console your hurting hearts, but know I will lift you in prayers. May you find rest and strength from God and your loving family and friends in the difficult days ahead. Love you cuz!

  35. Lorraine (Lori Gangi) Scantlin says:

    I can’t imagine the pain of losing a child. But I do believe he is with our Lord in heaven, enjoying the company of loved ones who have passed. Steven and Denise, you raised a very sweet and loving boy who always carried a cheerful smile with him, he will be missed by all. There are no words to console your hurting hearts, but know I will lift you in prayers. May you find rest and strength from God and your loving family and friends in the difficult days ahead. Love you cuz!

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