Earl McHugh

Obituary of Earl J. McHugh

Earl J. McHugh, 91, of Chatham Township, NJ passed away on July 19, 2018 at home.  Earl was born on April 30, 1927 in Chicago, Il , and was raised in Buffalo, NY.  He has lived in Chatham for the past 25 years and previously lived in Ridgewood, NJ, Hartsdale, NY, and Wyckoff, NJ.  He graduated from University of Buffalo and received his Law Degree from Harvard Law School.

Earl had an accomplished career as a lawyer. He helped form the Legal Aid Society of Westchester County, he was the chief counsel of the NY Stock Exchange, and was a partner at various New York law firms.

Earl was an avid reader and enjoyed biographies and books about Buddhism and business.  He also enjoyed travel, the theater, classical music and opera and watching football. He was an avid swimmer and runner, including half marathons.  Most of all, Earl loved time spent with his family and adored his grandsons.

Earl is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mary McHugh (nee Kennard), his daughter, Karen Fletcher and her husband Doug, and grandchildren, Alex, Ian, Michael.  He was predeceased by his daughter, Kyle McHugh.

Earl’s final interment will be held privately by his family.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to:  Insight Meditation Society, development@dharma.org or by phone at 978-355-4378, ext 230 .

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