Robert Mugford

Obituary of Robert A. Mugford

Robert A. Mugford, 85, of Southington, CT and Vero Beach, FL died Monday September 30, 2019. Born in Newton, MA, Bob came to New Britain in 1965 and, since 1973, spent his vacation time in Westerly, RI. Bob was a CPA and Certified Financial Planner.  Together with his late wife Phyllis (Thompson) Mugford, Bob was a principal of Mugford and Company which he built from a small tax preparation service into one of New Britain's most respected accounting practices. Bob was a passionate contributor to numerous organizations in New Britain. He loved “Mystery Nights” with friends, his tennis group, early morning racquetball, Monday croquet, reading on Shelter Harbor beach and watching sea life and sunsets in Vero Beach. His greatest love was enjoying a “marvelous” meal with his large and growing family.

Bob is survived by his wife Miriam (Flanagan) Hayes; by his four children David (and Jody) Mugford of Annapolis, MD, Stephen (and Kristin) Mugford of Cambridge, MA, Charles (and Bevin) Mugford of Bryan,TX and Farmington, CT, and Kimberly (and Marc) Kaplan of Radnor, PA and their eleven children Christopher, Elise, Emma, Kiely, Lyndsey, Phoebe, Aubrey, Grayson and Duncan Mugford, and Phillip and William Kaplan; by Miriam’s four children Andrew (and Annie) Hayes of Milton, MA, Christine Hayes (and David Lewis) of Somerville, MA, Kathleen (and Mark) Bugnacki of Southington, CT, and Julie Hayes of Winsted, CT and their five children Maeve, Norah, and Parker Bugnacki, Rowan Lewis and John Hayes. He is also survived by his sister Virginia McLaughlin of Central Conway, NH, sister-in-law Cora Mugford of Maine, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his late wife Phyllis, Bob is also predeceased by his grandson, Spencer Mugford, his brother Douglas Mugford and his sister Grace Marks.

Funeral services will be held Saturday October 5, 2019 at 10:00 AM directly at St. Mark’s Church, which is now located at South Congregational Church, 90 Main St. New Britain. Parking is available in the city garage with the entrance on Chestnut St. Burial will be Monday October 7, 2019 at 9:00 AM at the River Bend Cemetery, 117 Beach St. Westerly, RI. Visitation will be Friday (Oct 4th) from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the Farrell Funeral Home, 110 Franklin Sq. New Britain. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Prudence Crandall Center, 594 Burritt St. New Britain, CT 06053.

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Visiting Hours

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, October 4, 2019
Farrell Funeral Home
110 Franklin Square
New Britain, Connecticut, United States

Funeral Service

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, October 5, 2019
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
90 Main Street, South Congregational Church Building
New Britain, Connecticut, United States
Parking available in city garage with entrance on Chestnut St.


9:00 am - 9:30 am
Monday, October 7, 2019
River Bend Cemetery
117 Beach Street
Westerly, Rhode Island, United States