BRIDGEWATER — Bernard Lee Hughes 83, died at the Laconia Center on September 9, 2021, following a period of declining health. He was born in Plymouth on April 10, 1938, the son of Lawrence (Polly) and Gladys (Boynton) Hughes. Bernard was raised in Ashland where he attended Ashland Schools and was a 1956 graduate of Ashland High School.

Bernard was employed at the Record Enterprise for many years as a newspaper layout editor. He enjoyed researching genealogy at the Ashland town Library for many years, he also enjoyed listening to music, and had dry sense of humor. He was predeceased by his son, Marshall Hughes; by his brothers and sisters. He is survived by his son, Daniel Hughes and wife Lisa of Woonsocket, RI.; his son, Jeffrey Hughes of Berlin; his daughter, Carolyn Hughes of Laconia; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; his brother, Ronald Hughes and wife Carrie of Warner; sister-in law, Margot Hughes of Ashland; and many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held at the Dupuis Funeral Home 11 Hill Ave. in Ashland on Friday, September 17, 2021, from 6-8 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 18, 2021, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 6 Highland Street in Ashland. Facial coverings are encouraged in the church. Burial to follow in Green Grove Cemetery on Main Street in Ashland.

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