OBITUARY

Hugh W. Sewell

February 7, 1953September 26, 2013
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Hugh W. (Hughie) Sewell, 60, passed away Thursday, September 26, 2013, peacefully at home in North Port, Fl. under Tidewell Hospice care after a long battle with cancer with his wife, Linda, and his beloved dog, Venice, by his side. He was born February 7, 1953, in Fall River, Mass to William and Mary Sewell. Hugh attended Catholic schools in Fall River, graduated from Bishop Stang in Dartmouth, and attended Bristol Community College. He worked as an appliance repair tech for A&E Appliance Repair in Massachusetts and transferred to Florida in 2004. In 2009, he began working for DSM Appliance, until he was too ill to continue working. Hugh was a Past Exalted Ruler of Fall River, Mass Elks Lodge #118. While he would not give up his Honorary Life Membership by transferring to a Florida Lodge, he was very active in the Elks Lodges here in Florida. Members of Deep Creek Elks Lodge #2763, recently made him an Honorary Life Member to show their appreciation for all he has done for the lodge. He started weekly Corn Hole tournaments, a Horseshoe League, was a Charter Member of the Elk’s Riders U.S.A., he scheduled “Mystery Bus Rides” to other lodges in the state. In his spare time he loved riding his “Patriots” motorcycle, watching his beloved Patriots and Red Sox play, and working in his yard. Hugh will surely be missed by everyone who ever met him. Hugh is survived by his loving wife, Linda of North Port; two stepsons, Joseph (Dianne) D’Amaral and Steven (Elizabeth) D’Amaral; four step grandchildren, Jordan, Morgan, Madison, and Braydon, all from Massachusetts; two brothers, William Sewell from Guam and James Sewell from New York; and several nieces and nephews. Deep Creek Elks Lodge, 1133 Capricorn Blvd., Punta Gorda, will host a Memorial Service on Wednesday, October 9, 2013, at 6 PM at the lodge. Please visit the website www.CoralRidgeFuneralHome.com to sign Hugh’s guestbook & view the photos posted in his memory. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to American Cancer Society.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, October 9, 2013
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Hugh W. Sewell

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Barbara & Bobby Saraiva

November 9, 2013

Linda we are so sorry to hear of the passing of Hugh he was a good friend to us and many others,May he rest in peace.

Linda Lord

October 21, 2013

We are so sorry for your loss. We remember Hughie fondly.

Linda Lord, Bay State School of Technology, Canton, MA

elaine and Jake jacobson

October 20, 2013

RIP Huey luv ya and miss ya dearly!!!!!!!!!

Judy & Gary Stone

October 15, 2013

Farewell to a beloved friend who will be missed by many. He was a hard worker and loved his Patriots. RIP, Hugh, you were an inspiration to us and you will never be forgotten.

jocelyne zanussi

October 13, 2013

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

Jim &Carol marshall

October 9, 2013

Hugh,I am so sorry we couldn't be there for you. but the memories we shared both good and bad,NO ONE can take away. We always loved you. Rest In Peace my dear friend...love Jim and Carol

Chris & Don Wiederhold

October 7, 2013

Hugh will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. We loved working with him when he organized & orchestrated Cape Coral Elk's Clam Boil; when he volunteered to DJ at both Pine Island Elk's Harry Anna Fundraiser and Mike Smith's fundraiser; and, of course, when he "woke up" our neighborhood with his DJ music at several Rider's Christmas parties in our back yard. Also, how can we forget the wonderful meals (including lobsters!) that he and Linda served at their home on football Sundays. Hugh personified what it means "to be an Elk."

Susan Avis

October 2, 2013

Linda, Phil and are so sorry for you loss. Hugh was good guy ad will be missed.

Susan and Phil

Kathy & Wayne Brightman

October 2, 2013

Although we can't be with you while you remember your loved one, you're in our thoughts from afar.

Linda Chevalier

October 2, 2013

thinking of you and your family during this hard time