In Memory: Oct. 7

From Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory

Joseph R. Miranda, 90, Vero Beach

January 23, 1932 – September 16, 2022

Joseph R. Miranda (90) of Vero Beach, Florida, passed away peacefully Friday, September 16, 2022.

He was born and raised in Fall River, Massachusetts where he graduated from Durfee High school in 1951.

Joe is preceded in death by his high school sweetheart and wife, Louise Gagne.  Joe & Louise were happily married for 71 years prior to her death earlier this year.

Joe and Louise spent the early years of their marriage in Fall River and then spent 25 years in Somerset, Massachusetts before moving to Florida to enjoy retirement in the sunshine and warm weather.  They spent several years in Boynton Beach before eventually settling in Vero Beach in 1997.

Joe is survived by his brothers Arthur Miranda of Massachusetts and Jim Miranda of Florida.  He is also survived by his son Russell Miranda of Massachusetts, several grandchildren, and great grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by his wife Louise and parents Manuel and Rose (Lewis) Miranda.

Joe enjoyed golfing, cruising, ballroom dancing, ice cream, and playing card games with friends.

Internment at the Cape Canaveral National Cemetery will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Joe’s memory.

Arrangements are by Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory, Vero Beach.

From Strunk Funeral Homes & Crematory

William Dennis McHugh, 93

May 8, 1929 – October 6, 2022

William Dennis McHugh, Director Emeritus of Eastman Dental Center and Professor Emeritus at the University of Rochester died on October 6, 2022 in Vero Beach, FL.

Born in Berwick-upon-Tweed, England on May 8, 1929, he grew up in Scotland and graduated from St. Andrew’s University Dental School in 1950.  After two years service as a Dental Officer in the Royal Air force, he embarked on a career combining clinical practice-teaching and research.  He served in the UK. He was latterly Professor of Dental Health in the Universities of St. Andrews and Dundee.

In 1970, he and his family moved to Rochester, NY where he became Director of Eastman Dental center and profess or and Associate Dena for Dental Affairs at the University of Rochester; positions he held until he retired in 1994. This was the original Eastman Center. Others were later established in London, Stockholm, Paris and Rome.

In 1994 he received the Distinguished Service Award of the National Institute of Lund in Sweden.

He was President of the British Society of Periodontology, President of the American Association of Dental research, President of the International Association of Dental Research and Vice-President of the American Association of Dental Schools.  He was a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Fellow of the American College of Dentists, Fellow of the International College of Dentists and Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

His first wife, Susan Mary McHugh, died in 2013.  He is survived by his beloved spouse Ann Evelyn Wheeler of Vero Beach, his daughter Moira A. Douglas of Lake Worth, FL; his son, Alan N. C. McHugh (Jeanne M. Heffernan) of Tuxedo Park, NY and Vero Beach, FL and his grandchildren: David W. Douglas of Lake Worth, FL and Cordelia E. McHugh (Kevin Prindle) of Burlington, VT and great grandson Bowen W. Prindle of Burlington, VA. Also, his sister Jeannette R. McHugh (Jill Rothery) of Tamworth, England and in-laws, Eric and Margaret Rothchild of Seattle, WA.

A keen sportsman, he played rugby for many years, latterly for the North of Scotland, along with squash, tennis and golf.

The family will welcome friends on Monday, October 10, 2022 at 5pm at Strunk Funeral Home, Vero Beach, FL.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at 10am at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Vero Beach, FL.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in William’s name to VNA Hospice House, 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, FL 32960 or Eastman Dental Center, 625 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620.

Arrangements by Strunk Funeral Homes & Crematory, Vero Beach, FL.

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