Robert Hughes 28 July 1938 – 6 August 2012
Doris Downes Hughes has released this statement today in New York City concerning the death of her husband today 5.40 am Sydney time:-
“Robert S. F. Hughes AO 28 July 1938 – 6 August 2012
Robert Hughes passed away peacefully at 3.40 pm in New York on Monday 6 August at the Calvary Hospital in the Bronx New York City. He had just turned 74. He had been very ill for some time.
He will be greatly missed by his wife Doris Downes Hughes who was with him when he died and his family in Australia, including his brothers the Honourable Tom Hughes AO QC, Geoffrey Hughes, his sister Constance Crisp and his niece Lucy Hughes Turnbull AO and her husband the Honourable Malcolm Turnbull MP.
He also leaves two stepsons Freeborn Garrettson Jewett IV and Fielder Douglas Jewett. His son Danton Hughes tragically predeceased him.
Details of the funeral and memorial service will be advised in due course.”