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Joseph (Joe) G. McHugh

October 20, 1962 — April 29, 2024


Joseph (Joe) George McHugh, 61, a kind and gentle man, died unexpectedly at his home, in Lampasas, Texas, on April 29, 2024.  He was born on October 20, 1962, in Oakland, California.  Joe spent his childhood years in California, Iowa, and Saskatchewan, Canada.

A bright and precocious child, Joe excelled in academics and continued his post-high school education at the University of Notre Dame, graduating with honors in 1984, with a philosophy degree.  He went on to study law at Duke University School of Law, where he continued to excel, becoming a member of the prestigious Duke Law Journal and receiving his law degree in 1987.  Joe was admitted to the California State Bar later that year.  Joe had a long and productive career as a commercial real estate attorney in California and spent the past five years working with Albert and Coss, LLP, in Irvine, California.  A colleague said that everyone who worked with Joe enjoyed speaking, working, and interacting with him and that he will be sorely missed.  In 2020, Joe rekindled a romance with a former flame, Lindy Cavness, and the couple, along with Lindy's son, Gabe, moved to Lindy's hometown of Lampasas in 2021.  Lindy and Joe were married on March 16, 2022, in the gazebo at W.M. Brook Park.  Joe continued to work remotely from home until his death, juggling his family duties and work duties with patience and good humor.  Joe's family and friends will forever remember him for his dedication and devotion to his family, as well as for his calm and reassuring demeanor, sense of humor, and his love of family, his cats, Bella and Sammy, and the Notre Dame "Fighting Irish."  

Joe leaves behind his wife, Lindy Cavness, his stepson, Gabriel Green, his mother and father-in-law, Ronnie and Venona Patterson, and a host of extended family members, coworkers, and friends.

Joe is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph James McHugh and Gloria Maier McHugh.

Donations in Joe's memory may be made to a charity of your choice in his name. 
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