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James J. Hughes
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Obituary for James J. Hughes

James J. Hughes, 91, of Harrisville, passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at Overlook Nursing Home, Pascoag. He was the husband of the late Barbara A. (Donahue) Hughes, who had been the love of his life. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late John M. and Emily E. (Murphy) Hughes.
James was a devoted and caring father and husband who always wanted the best for his family and friends. He enjoyed every aspect of life. He loved food, wine and conversation and was always in the mood for a family gathering. He also loved classical music and going to concerts with our mother were some of his most cherished memories.
James attended Bryant College and Roger Williams College and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting. He worked as the Director of Accounting for the city of Providence Community Development and as an accountant for the city of Warwick Community Development. He had also worked as an accountant for the Boy Scouts of America. He served his country during WWII and is a Veteran of the US Army.
James is survived by two sons: Brian J. Hughes of Cheyenne, WY and James P. Hughes of Wrentham, MA; four daughters: Kathleen A. Hughes of Harrisville, Mary E. Bedford of Bristol, Barbara E. Weidinger of N. Providence and Jennifer L. Salisbury of Cincinnati, OH; one brother John K. Hughes of Bellingham, WA and one sister Sally A. Round of N. Scituate and nine grandchildren: Allison and Franz Weidinger, Nadya, Victoria, Lillian and Dylan Bedford, Ryan Hughes and Penny and Samantha Salisbury.
His funeral will be held on Monday, July 9, 2018 at 10 AM from the Boucher Funeral Home, 272 Sayles Ave. Pascoag with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM in St. Joseph's Church, 183 Sayles Ave. Pascoag. Burial will follow in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Emerson Rd., Harrisville. Calling hours will be Sunday, July 8 from 4 to 7 PM.


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Visitation

Sunday

8

Jul

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Boucher Funeral Home

272 Sayles Avenue
Pascoag, RI 02859

funeral mass

Monday

9

Jul

11:00 AM
St. Joseph Church

183 Sayles Ave. Pascoag
Pascoag, RI 02859

Funeral will start at 10am from the funeral home with Mass at 11am

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Patrick's Cemetery

Pascoag Main Street, Burrillville
Burrillville, RI 02859

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