Michael Hughes

Apr 12, 2017
Michael Hughes

Rockport — Michael "Mike’"Hughes, 34, died suddenly after a heart attack Sunday, April 9, 2017. His loving family was at his side.

Born in Rockport Nov. 11, 1982, he was the son of James Joseph and Rebecca Pease Hughes. Educated locally, Mike was a graduate of Camden Hills Regional High School, class of 2001. While in high school, Mike stayed active, participating in cross-country and track.

Always one to be active and on the move, Mike went right to work after graduation. He started his landscaping career with Terra Optima Landscape, working side-by-side with his future employer, Craig Mitchell. Later, he worked at EBS in Camden and Home Depot in Rockland before being asked by Craig to join his own landscaping company, Rockport Landscape and Design. Here Mike flourished. He was extremely proud of the work he and Craig completed throughout the Midcoast. From tree work to stone and tile jobs, Mike’s eye for beauty can be seen all around. He was most proud of the mile-long walking path they created around the Pen Bay Medical Center Campus.

When he wasn’t busy working, Mike loved being in the woods, shooting airsoft guns. The number-one priority in his life was his family. He loved taking care of his little girl, Aubrey, and his fiancée’s children, Gabe and Jason, whom he thought of as his own. He was eagerly awaiting his upcoming October wedding to his best friend and the love of his life, Jaime. The two met in high school, becoming close friends quickly, and even though life took them in different directions, they remained friends, eventually coming back together, both knowing they were meant to be.

Mike was easygoing, made friends easily wherever he went and was well liked by everyone he met. He had an infectious smile that could light up a room. He had a zest for life and made the lives of everyone around him better just by being there. Mike was truly one of a kind, taken too soon. He will be sadly missed by all who loved him.

Predeceased by his paternal grandparents, James and Corinne Hughes, his maternal grandparents, Robert and Mabel Pease; and a cousin, Trisha Beattie, Mike is survived by his bride-to-be, Jaime Potter, and their children, Gabe Oakes, Jason Oakes and Aubrey Hughes, all of Rockport; his parents, James Joseph "Joe" and Rebecca "Becky" Hughes of Appleton; his brother, Nick Hughes, and his daughter, Emily, both of Rockland; his aunts and uncles, Pat and Vincent Pine, Bruce and Sharon Beattie, Bonnie and Stanley Robinson, and Dennis Pease; as well as many cousins, second cousins, great-aunts and -uncles, his sister- and brother-in-law to be, Melissa and Michael Root; and a large, loving extended family and many special friends, you know who you are!

Family and friends are invited to visit from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 14, at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland, where a celebration of his life will be held at 11a.m. Saturday, April 15. Pastor Rick Catalano will officiate.

To share a memory or condolence with Mike’s family, visit their Book of Memories at bchfh.com.

Comments (3)
Posted by: Judith Clossey | Apr 19, 2017 20:33


My deepest condolences to one of the finest young ladies I had the pleasure of knowing during your school years.  Keep your head up high and move forward.   Lots of Love,  Judy Clossey

Posted by: Mary A McKeever | Apr 12, 2017 18:37

Bobby, Mabel and Dennis; So sorry for the loss of such a young man with so much more that life could offer. One can only cherish memories past, at times like this. I understand you grief and my prayers are with you all in Hope.

Mary "Mickey" (Brown) McKeever

Posted by: Amanda Parten | Apr 12, 2017 16:29

My deepest condolences for the entire Hughes and Potter families.  I can easily say that the town of Appleton hearts are breaking.

Sending hugs and prayers to all.

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