Daniel W. McHugh, Jr.

October 25, 1945 ~ February 11, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old


     Daniel W. McHugh, Jr., passed away on February 11, 2023.  Born in Salem, MA, he was the son of the late Daniel W. McHugh, Sr., and Claire J. (Butler) McHugh. 

     A longtime resident of Salem and Rowley, he graduated from Salem High School and attended Bentley University. 

     He enlisted in the U.S. Navy Submarine Force in Groton, CT.  Upon discharge he served for many years as the Director of the Salem Fraternity Boys Club.  During this time he was elected and served on the Salem School Committee.

     While residing in Rowley he was a member of the Rowley Planning Board.  He also founded and became Pres. & CEO of Great Meadow Farm, LTD.  A firm that was a new and innovative leader in wetlands mitigation.  Through this entity and his years of residency in Rowley he amassed a substantial amount of land and salt marsh wetlands along the Parker River which was later transferred to the Mass Audubon Society.  Thus, allowing the public to enjoy a habitat that is unchanged and will remain so for future generations.

      An avid salesperson, Dan grew from selling Christmas trees grown on his farm, to closing major wetland enhancement projects in New England, N.J., and N.Y. He enjoyed boating, skiing, trips to Ireland and vacations at his condo in Miami. 

     He is survived by his brother, Bart McHugh; sisters Kathleen Gawrys; Julie McHugh and Mary Bruno.  He has many nieces and nephews, some who have embraced the environment and work in successful careers inspired by him.

    A Graveside Service and burial will be held at Rowley Burial Ground on Saturday, April 8, at 11:00 am. To leave a message of condolence please visit  Arrangements entrusted to F. S. Roberts & Son Funeral Home of Rowley.

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Graveside Service
April 8, 2023

11:00 AM
Rowley Burial Ground


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