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“Dear Mary, just learned about Hugh. Our sympathy to you and your family. It's been some 60 plus years since Bloomingdale Street, and the commutes...Read More »
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“Back in the early 1990s we lived in Cambridge on Dunster Street, behind the "MAC" aka the old Harvard I.A.B. and became early-bird swimming...Read More »
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“I'm so sorry to hear about Hugh's passing. We worked together in Harvard Athletics for 20 years, and each and every day Hugh brought kindness,...Read More »
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“Dear Mary, I was saddened to learn of Hugh's death. I enjoyed working with Hugh all those years at Boston Mutual. He was always a joy to talk with. I...Read More »
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“As a member of the Larkin Road gang, I fondly remember "Dad" Sturrock and the nightly trips to Hickey Park to play baseball and of course get slush...Read More »
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“We are sorry to learn of Hugh's passing. He was a warm and friendly person and I know he meant the world to his granddaughter Caitlin. Our thoughts...Read More »
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“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
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Hugh M. Sturrock, of Melrose, age 93. Beloved husband of Mary E (Sexton) Sturrock. Devoted father of Jeanne Mahoney and her husband Richard, Hugh M Sturrock, Sheila A Sturrock and pre-deceased by Maureen E Gibbs. Loving grandfather of Caitlin Gibbs, Kristin Cataldo and her husband Joseph, and Timothy Mahoney. Great grandfather of Joseph Cataldo. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Son of the late Jessie and Martin Sturrock and brother of Peter Sturrock and Florence Henry (both pre-deceased). He was a graduate of East Boston High School. After graduating, he joined the Army Air Corps where he proudly served in England in WWII. He married Mary E Sexton in 1950. Hugh worked at Boston Mutual Life Insurance for over 40 years before retiring in 1989. Upon retirement he worked at Harvard University until the age of 90. Hugh was an avid swimmer, enjoyed gardening, visiting Maine with his family and cheered on all Boston sports teams. Visiting Hours will be held on Fri., March 10, from 5:00-7:00 PM at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose. Funeral from the Gately Funeral Home on Sat., March 11, at 9 AM followed by a 10 AM Funeral Mass at Immaculate Conception Church, 600 Pleasant St., Malden. Interment with Military Honors at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend.