Arthur Hughes (Boe), 80, of Providence died at Evergreen Health Rehabilitation on February 20, 2021 in East Providence, RI, due to complications from Diabetes.
Born March 4, 1940 in Pickensville, AL, he was the son of the late Perry Hughes, Sr. and Annie L. Morris.
Arthur left school at an early age to help take care of the family. He resided in Mississippi and worked at a dairy company before moving to Providence, RI where he made his home and later met and married his wife, Sandra. He remained in contact with family and friends over the years. He had a great heart and would do anything he could for anyone who needed him. This included driving his mom to and from work in Wrentham, MA daily for over 10 years before her retirement. You would often find him helping out at the Fisherman’s Club or giving rides to those who needed to run errands. Although Arthur suffered with Diabetes, he never gave up and no matter how bad he felt he would give you a smile and say he was ok. He always looked on the bright side and if you ever saw his smile or heard his life-filled chuckle you would remember it with a smile.
Arthur is survived by his wife, Sandra Hughes of Providence. Three daughters, Marion (Abigail) Mitchell of Conley, GA, Shirley Bluitt of Columbus, MI, and Lori Brown of Providence, RI. Three sons, Arthur Mitchell of Stone Mountain, GA, Kenneth Lewis and Terrance Watson of Providence, RI. He also leaves one sister, Ada Garrett of Cranston, RI and four brothers, Perry Hughes, Jr of Alabama, John Hughes and Michael Morris of Providence, RI and Victor Morris of Woonsocket, RI. Also, a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins along with other family members and friends who will remember a great man who entered their lives and affected it for the better.
He was preceded in death by his daughter Sheila Hughes and his son Christopher Macchioni, his brother Albert Hughes and sisters Willie Mae Miller and Clara Morris.
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