William J. Hughes

Obituary
  • - Jim & Camille Brody
  • "My deepest sympathy to the Hughes family especially to Mary..."
    - Stephen Yokimishyn

William J. Hughes, 85, of Nanticoke, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, at Guardian Health Care and Rehabilitation Center, Sheatown, where he had been a patient for the past year.

Born Aug. 3, 1933, in Newport Twp., he was the son of the Late William and Bertha Jesuit Hughes. He attended the Newport Twp. schools and was a veteran of the Korean War, having served his count with the U.S. Air Force.

Prior to retiring, William was employed by Tobyhanna Army Depot.

He was a member of St. Robert Bellarmine Parish / Exaltation of the Holy Cross Church, Buttonwood section of Hanover Twp., and formerly St. Francis of Assisi Church, Nanticoke, until its closing; American Legion Post 350, Nanticoke, and was a member of Knights of Columbus, 4th degree. He loved sports and belonged to Athletic Club of Nanticoke (A.C.O.N.) and was an avid Notre Dame fan.

Surviving are his wife, the former Mary Ann Hanish, with whom he would have celebrated 62 years of marriage on Oct. 17; his daughters, Holly Novakowski and her husband, Thomas, Newport Twp.; and Tara Lynne Hughes, Nanticoke; grandchildren, Christopher Hughes, Bradley Novakowski and Cassandra Novakowski; and great-granddaughters, Alyssa and Ariana Hughes.

A memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, in Exaltation of the Holy Cross Church, 420 Main Road, Buttonwood section of Hanover Twp., with the Rev. James E. McGahagan as celebrant.

Entombment will follow in Maple Hill Cemetery Columbarium, Hanover Twp.

The family will receive friends for visitation from 9 a.m. until the time of the Mass on Saturday, Sept. 22, in the church.

Arrangements are in the care of Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home, 170 E. Broad St., Nanticoke.

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Published in Citizens' Voice on Sept. 14, 2018
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