Hugh B. Cameron

Hugh B. Cameron, 90
TIVERTON, R.I. - Hugh B. Cameron, 90, died Dec. 4, 2017, at Hope Hospice and Palliative Care, in Providence.
He was the husband of Nancy (Harris) Cameron, of Lincoln, R.I.; son of the late Hugh F. Cameron and Alita (Bosworth) Cameron, of Barrington, R.I.; and brother of the late Janet Cameron Claflin, of Nashua, N.H. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; son, Peter Cameron and daughter-in-law Jennifer Cameron, of Lincoln, R.I.; son, Christopher Cameron, of Portland, Maine; daughter, Amey Cameron, of Upton, Mass.; and three grandchildren, Anna Cameron, Joshua Cameron and Daniel Cameron…all dearly loved.
Hugh graduated from Barrington High School and Rhode Island State College (now the University of Rhode Island). He served his country in the United States Navy and is both a World War II and Korean War veteran.
For many years, Hugh lived in South Portland, serving as the branch manager of the Amica Insurance Portland, Maine, office. While in Maine, the family belonged to the First Congregational Church in South Portland. As a member of the church, Hugh served in various positions: trustees, trustee chairman and president of the church.
Upon retiring from Amica in 1989, Nancy and Hugh moved to Marstons Mills on Cape Cod where they built their retirement home…living there until 2012. In that year, they moved to Tiverton, R.I.
One of Hugh's great loves was sailing. An avid sailor, Hugh sailed the waters of Narragansett Bay, Casco Bay and Nantucket Sound in a variety of sailboats. He was a sports enthusiast in general…running cross-country, track and playing basketball in high school; then running cross-country and track in college. In high school, the Rhode Island Coaches Association named him All State in the Mile in 1944. While on his college track and cross-country teams, he helped to win the New England championships several times and ran in the IC4A Invitational Championship in New York for three years. Hugh ran the lead leg in the Penn Relays four-mile relay, in which his team placed second.
Calling hours will be held at the Smith-Mason Funeral Home at 398 Willett Ave., Riverside, R.I., on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, between the hours of 3-6 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Calvin Presbyterian Church, located at 126 Angell Rd. in Cumberland, R.I., on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. Immediately following, the burial service will take place in the Forest Chapel Cemetery in Barrington, R.I. For online condolences, please visit:

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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Dec. 7, 2017